King Pacific Lodge
Along with down duvets and soaker tubs in every room, this luxurious floating lodge (moored next to an old-growth forest in northern B.C.) has real political clout—it participated in the negotiations that won the Great Bear Rainforest protection from logging and development in 2006. Next, it’s tackling its carbon footprint with a plan to offset guests’ transportation emissions this year and to cut resort emissions by 50 percent in the next half decade. One initiative: working with the Gitga’at Nation to build a no-dam hydro plant behind the property, generating carbon-free electricity for the lodge and a new stream of income for the tribe.