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Greenhouse gases

Every little bit helps

When it comes to the environment, every little bit counts. More and more, the travel industry is getting involved by offering travelers ways to offset the greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted during their tourist escapades. At Cheaper Vacations, we're no exception! Our customers can now use all or part of their rebate on purchase to reduce their carbon footprint.

Each year, we make a donation equivalent to the total amount to Carbone Boréal, a rigorous and transparent entity. Carbone Boréal plants trees and contributes to advancing knowledge about climate changes.

About Carbone Boréal

Carbone Boréal is a tree-planting GHG offsetting program and a research infrastructure run by the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC).

Why is carbone boréal ranked first amongst the tree planting options to offset emissions in Québec?1

Rigour and standardised methodology

Carbone boréal follows stantdard ISO-14064-2


Afforestation is not obligated and goes beyond normal activities / business as is under the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi usual


  • Our plantations are legally protected
  • 30 % are potential replacements if necessary (fires, insects, etc.)
  • As a university research infrastructure Carbone boréal is sustainable and long-term
  • 20 % of the money received is capitalised to insure financial viability over time


Our plantations, calculation methods, registry, etc., are routinely audited according to standard ISO-14064-3 by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec, an independent third party


GHG offsets are serialised and evidently, the corresponding trees can only be assigned once


The registry, auditors’ reports and the likes are disclosed on our website:

Use of funds and accountability

  • Carbone boréal is non-profit, 100% of the funds are used for research, to maintain the plantations and sustain operations
  • Ultimately, the research infrastructure is under the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi usual governance and follows its administrative standards

*Data from Carbone Boréal. To find out more about the program, visit
1Protégez-vous magazine May 2020