A high-quality tourism experience depends on the conservation of our natural resources, the protection of our environment, and the preservation of our cultural heritage. The tourism industry in Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes that the long-term sustainability of tourism depends on the delivery of a high-quality product and a welcoming spirit among our employees and our host communities. It depends as well on the wise use and conservation of our natural resources; the protection and enhancement of our environment; and the preservation of our cultural, historic, and aesthetic resources.
This award is presented by Hospitality NL and Parks Canada to the industry operator or organization that has made strides in sustainable tourism practices and continually works toward the protection of our natural and cultural resources.
- Nominees must be approved under the Tourism Assurance Plan. Learn more.
- Nominees must be members of Hospitality NL in good standing.
- Only complete nomination forms will be accepted.
- Nominations must adhere to the word limit and supporting documentation guidelines.
Previous Award Winners:
2023 Gros Morne Adventures, Norris Point
2022 Fishing for Success, Petty Harbour
2021 Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, Petty Harbour
2020 Two Whales Coffee Shop, Port Rexton
2019 Not awarded this year
2018 Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island
2017 Mistaken Point Cape Race Heritage Inc., Trepassey
2016 Prime Berth Fishing Museum, Twillingate
2015 Bonne Bay Marine Station & Aquarium, Bonne Bay
2014 Marble Inn Resort, Steady Brook
2013 Nunatsiavut Solutions, Operators of the Torngat Mountains Base Camp & Research Station
2012 Riverfront Chalets & Rafting, Exploits River
2011 MUN Botanical Gardens, St. John’s
2010 Town of Bonavista, Bonavista
2009 The Johnson Family Foundation, St. John’s
2008 Victorian Manor Heritage Properties, Bonne Bay
2007 Agvituk Historical Society, Hopedale
2006 Coastal Connections, Holyrood
2005 Rick Stanley, Ocean Quest Inc, St. John’s
2003 Reg Williams, Bon Tours, Norris Point
2002 Barb Genge, Tuckamore Lodge, Main Brook
2001 Dr. Jon Lien
2000 Dave Snow, Wildland Tours, St. John’s
1999 Wilderness Newfoundland Adventures, Cape Broyle
1998 Sue Rendell & Bob Hicks, Gros Morne Adventure Guides, Norris Point
1997 East Coast Trail Association, St. John’s
1996 Terry Goodyear, Environmental Resources Management Association, Grand Falls; AND Gerald Smith, Dildo Island Tours, Dildo
To submit a nomination for the Sustainable Tourism Award, complete the following 4-part nomination form.
*Deadline for nomination submission is Wednesday December 20th, 2023*