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Tourism Development

Tourists viewing a glacier.

Tourism and outdoor recreation represent one of the world's largest industries, creating numerous opportunities for inspired professionals who can develop and deliver rewarding experiences while protecting cultural and natural resources for future generations.

What will I get out of the program?

  • You'll learn the critical components of planning, managing, and funding of tourism experiences and events.
  • Learn from professors who have been recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence in teaching and research.
  • Be well-positioned for a career in one of the world's largest industries - developing, planning, and managing tourism areas and organizations in Canada and around the world. 

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Outdoor Recreation Resources Management
  • Tourism Planning, Development and Marketing
  • Ecotourism and Communities (field course)

How do I choose this major?

Apply to Recreation and Leisure Studies (co-op or regular) and choose Tourism Development as your subject of major interest. This will become your major from day one!