Tofino Botanical Gardens’ Ecolodge wins Initiative of the Year

 

The Ecolodge at Tofino Botanical Gardens captured the Initiative of the Year award at the at the 2014 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards.

The Garden Tourism Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction.

The Canadian Garden Council awarded the Vancouver Island Garden Trail, a marketing initiative of Tourism Vancouver Island since 2006, the Promotion of the Year award sponsored by Baxter Travel Media and awarded at the 2014 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards.

The Vancouver Island Garden Trail has been recognized for outstanding success in twinning garden and tourism, contributing to positioning the Canadian garden experience sector with the tourism industry.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the gardens in the Vancouver Island region for the past nine years,” says Dave Petryk, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver Island. “The Garden Trail is a culmination of the passion and enthusiasm of the garden and tourism industries in showcasing exceptional visitor experiences.”

Also recognized from the Vancouver Island region is The Butchart Gardens Fireworks and Summer Music Program which captured the Event of the Year category.

More to come in next week’s Westerly News … 

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