Nita Lake Lodge is nestled by the side of the magnificent Nita Lake in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia. Our green practices throughout the hotel help protect the environment by encouraging sustainability in a variety of ways. Inspired by our stunning natural surroundings, we aim to help keep our planet clean and beautiful in whatever ways we can. From our hotel operations to The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge, Aura Restaurant, Cure Lounge and Fix café, we actively seek ways to lessen our environmental impact and have implemented many green initiatives.
Sustainable From The Start
Sustainability was a focus from the start at Nita Lake Lodge. When the hotel was being developed a choice was made to implement a geothermal heating and cooling system throughout the lodge. In addition to this system, we use a building automation system (DDC control system) to monitor and control our environmental impact. Since these major systems were put in place, we have continued to implement ways to make smart environmental decisions. From water saving low flow toilets, showerheads and faucets to using energy-efficient lights and encouraging digital sending of guest bills and hotel brochures, we focus on the small details in order to make a bigger impact.
In our guest rooms, we are proud to offer high-quality L’Occitane Eco-Friendly amenities that reduce single-use waste. Guests who are staying with us for more than one night are given the option to refuse daily housekeeping in order to support our green initiatives. Our awareness surrounding the support of environmental choices stretch beyond the guestrooms and throughout our operations to our food and beverage outlets and also to the Spa.
A Fix for Sustainable Food and Beverage
Our food and beverage outlets at the hotel, Aura Restaurant, Cure Lounge and Fix Café all make conscious choices to support our sustainability goals. In the summer months, we maintain a rooftop garden where we source organic produce that is used wherever possible in Aura Restaurant and Cure Lounge. We work with local suppliers to be inspired by seasonal produce and serve ocean-wise seafood. We also support a vegan and vegetarian diet by offering high-quality meatless options from appetizers through to dessert, because you don’t need dairy for things to be delicious!
At Fix Café you will find that all of our take-out containers and straws are 100% compostable. But, we encourage guests to take time to enjoy their food and drinks at the café to eliminate single-use disposable products. We also provide discounts when guests bring their own travel mugs to reduce single-use waste. You will find delicious and nutritious options in the café, take some time to explore the many healthy smoothie, juice and food options.
The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge is Beyond Organic
When you visit The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge, you can relax in knowing that the products used in treatments are ‘Beyond Organic.’ We are grateful to have found two amazing product lines, ila and Naturopathica, that are committed to providing high quality and sustainable products.
“An ancient Sanskrit word for Mother Earth, ila is a beyond organic skin and heart care brand which aims to do something very simple, but also completely revolutionary. Founder Denise Leicester’s vision was to create a range of highly potent and sacred products which channeled the raw remedial power of Nature, using her most ancient and purest sources of energy – plants, flowers, and herbs – and proving that results-driven products and spa treatments can go hand-in-hand with the highest standards of natural and ethical integrity.”
“Naturopathica products and ingredients are audited and certified by Ecocert, the largest and oldest independent natural and organic cosmetic certification body. Adding the Ecocert seal to a Naturopathica product ensures that it has gone through a rigorous review process, from ingredient sourcing and formulation to manufacturing and packaging.”
In addition to the products we use, the day to day operations of the spa help to make a positive impact to our overall sustainability goals. Our rooftop hot tubs use energy efficient boilers and have timers on the jets. In the showers, we provide large format ila shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. We also use refillable containers for our unscented, organic, hair gel, hair spray, and natural spray deodorant.
The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge has also received recognition of being one of the top organic spas in Canada. Recently, The Spa partnered with Green Circle Salons who help to ensure we can recycle everything from empty nail polish bottles to used wax strips.
We are constantly striving to find new ways to make our operations more sustainable and are always welcome to suggestions to making changes in the right direction. We believe that it is imperative to support keeping our environment beautiful for the generations to come. We are excited to welcome guests from all over the world year after year who help us make our goals a reality. And when you get home from your relaxing stay with us, take some time to read this very nice guide put together by Justin Havre detailing exactly what is and isn’t recyclable when it comes to homes.
If you want to learn more about our sustainability goals, or need help booking your next trip to beautiful Nita Lake Lodge, get in touch with our dedicated team at 1.888.755.6482 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.