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Certifications and recognitions

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Prix-Excellence-2022-Laureat-pastille

Prix ​​Excellence Tourisme 2022 responsible and sustainable tourism category

Contact Nature has set up a rigorous monitoring system for 15 indicators and a funding strategy for the restoration of natural environments. This innovative approach in tourism allows our company to target the right actions to put in place and to continuously improve the process in order to produce real positive results.

To find out about all the winners of the 2022 edition: go to the tourism summit website

Carbon neutral certified

Contact Nature is committed to a low carbon approach and finances the purchase of Gold Standard certified carbon credits representing 800 tonnes of GHG through 1% Outdoor Fund for the Planet.

The GHG inventory and the purchase of carbon credits are carried out in partnership with Planetair. The choice of Gold Standard certified carbon credits is motivated by our desire to favor projects to reduce GHG emissions and to support North-South solidarity in a logic of climate justice.

Learn more here: www.fondspleinair.ca

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Good environmental practices - Outdoors Excellence Award 2021

On Thursday, November 3, the gala of the Prix Excellence Plein Air 2021 of Aventure Écotourisme Québec was held. Contact Nature was the winner in the Innovation in crisis situation category.

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Non-Profit Organisation Awards 2023

Contact Nature was named Most Dedicated Regional Natural Environment Stewardship & Ecotourism Enterprise  in Acquisition International’s 2023 Nonprofit Awards.

Read the press release.

Dubuc Prize 2021 - Service Category

At the 2021 Economic Merit Gala of the Saguenay-Le Fjord Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Contact Nature was named winner of the Service category!

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1 % for the Planet

Contact Nature proudly participates in the international collective 1% FOR THE PLANET and donates 1% of its annual sales to the Plein Air Fund 1% for the planet.

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Attestation_Excellence

Eco-responsible distinction

In March 2021, we participated in the Les pages vertes eco-responsible certification program. It is with great pride that we have now reached the third and last level – eco-responsible excellence – with a rating of 86%. Contact Nature is continuing its approach in order to increase its percentage even more.

See the Contact Nature file.

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Innovation in crisis situations - Outdoors Excellence Award 2020

On Thursday, December 17, the virtual gala of the Prix Excellence Plein Air 2020 of Aventure Écotourisme Québec was held. Contact Nature was the winner in the Innovation in crisis situation category.

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AEQ_EN_Certifiedecotourism_RGB

Ecotourism (Adventure Ecotourisme Quebec)

Since June 2019, Contact Nature’s divisions have been accredited Ecotourism by Adventure Ecotourism Quebec (AEQ). Responsible tourism is an integral part of our values.

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Quality-Safety (Adventure Ecotourism Quebec)

Since summer 2018, we are proud to have the Quality-Safety certification from Adventure Ecotourisme Quebec (AEQ) for all our divisions!

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defi saint laurent 2

Level 5 Saint-Laurent Challenge

Contact Nature has reached level 5 of the Défi Saint-Laurent, a program that aims to reduce the consumption of plastic products.

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Vaolo Cerification

Bec-Scie Outdoor Center campsite and Au jardin de mon père campsite are officially Vaolo accredited.

This certification values the benefits and sustainable contributions of accommodation in the community, both socially, economically and environmentally.

Camping … while respecting our nature!