||From its very beginning, in 1959, it led by example, fostering and teaching the principles of sustainable tourism and travel. Today, Strathcona remains completely off the grid. We generate our own power, filter our own water, follow in order the three “Rs” of waste reduction (reduce, reuse, recycle), and protect and nurture the land around it. Strathcona Park Lodge has taught outdoor education since 1959 (over 150,000 students), trained the trainers through its internationally-recognized Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training program. SPL owns its own land outside the park, respecting the park as a public trust. We use resources effectively within our business (more with less) and all activities are self-propelled. SPL provides information gratis to park visitors, and consults with resource companies, and community groups to protect environmentally-sensitive areas. For almost 50 years, SPL has contributed at formal organizational levels, establishing standards and certifying and speaking on issues facing nature-based tourism.