Why Study Tourism at Capilano University

  • Top 5 Reasons

    Location: A campus – in nature near the city: We’re strikingly beautiful. lush forests, towering mountains and stunning plant life helps you stay stress free and creates many outdoor activities to do nearby. Vancouver is one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations and you’re close to top attractions, events and restaurants, plus the world class resort of Whistler is only an hour away enabling you to live the industry while learning about it.

    Connected: Passionate and involved with industry describes our faculty. As tourism professionals and avid advocates, we guide and support you in your learning—providing insights, networking opportunities and pushing you to your potential.

    Hands-On Programs: Experiential learning is at the heart of our courses. With an accredited co-op work term, field trips, guest speakers and international work and study options, you’ll put your knowledge to the test.

    Academic Flexibility: Our programs ladder into one another so your credits count as you move through your studies. You can specialize your learning to earn a concentration in Hotel & Resort or Adventure. It’s up to you!

    International Experiences: There is so much to see in this world and Capilano offers many opportunities for you to become a global citizen:

    • Study Abroad: In your third year of study take a semester and study in some of the worlds best tourism destinations - Austria, Netherlands, Scotland.
    • Field Schools:  Shorter term credit experiences to places such as London, China, Hungary all add to the internationalization of your degree.
    • Academic Exchange: As one of five universities on the west coast you blend both schooling abroad at the University of California Riverside with a six-month work experience at THE top tourism attraction Walt Disney World.
    • International Projects: The faculty within the School of Tourism Management are active, internationally with projects in Vietnam and the arctic there are opportunities to be part of short term projects that help develop your facilitating skills and deepen your knowledge of community based tourism efforts.