Share your love of outdoor adventure, education and conservation with people from around the world. Turn your dreams into a living through CapU's Outdoor Recreation Management programs.

Why study outdoor recreation management at CapU?

British Columbia has never had a higher profile as a tourist destination, with visitors from around the world seeking out the grandeur of the province’s pristine scenery and our array of outdoor activities – from hiking, skiing, climbing and biking on our glorious mountains to sailing, kayaking, diving and surfing on the ocean or camping and viewing wildlife at destinations throughout BC. 

This trend is creating ever more demand for people with education and training in outdoor recreation.

Potential employers include tourism companies and recreation organizations, with additional opportunities in federal, provincial and municipal governments or working in national, provincial and regional parks. And since our programs emphasize entrepreneurial skills, you can also strike out on your own and start a business.

Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus is the best place in the world to study outdoor recreation, situated as we are among the North Shore mountains – renowned for their hiking, skiing and mountain biking opportunities and sheltered ocean inlets hosting the whole range of water sports.


Outdoor Recreation Management program

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out Learning Support – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. Here you’ll find a list of Professional Associations to be part of – an integral step in building your career.

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Bridget McClarty B.Sc. (Hons), B.Ed., M.Ed.
School of Outdoor Recreation Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2058
Cedar Building, room CE322
Kara Walker
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
Faculty of Global and Community Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2457
Cedar Building, room CE320
Laise Lo Prete
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3136
Cedar Building, room Cedar 329

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About this program

School of Outdoor Recreation Management
604 986 1911, ext. 3043
Cedar Building, room CE329

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Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-1798 (fax)