Adventure tourism can be a vehicle for community economic development. Globally, we see cases where adventure tourism has contributed to solving a wide range of issues including: environmental conservation, employment, poverty, self-governance and human rights. This course will explore the role of community, industry partners, public sector, Indigenous partnerships and non-governmental stakeholders in the planning and development of adventure tourism as part of local community development. This course will investigate the nature of adventure tourism taking a case study approach in examining several communities engaged in adventure tourism and the tourism development models being employed in those communities.


60 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

TOUR 455 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

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