School of Sport and Recreation

Ecotourism

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Learn practical skills in class and in the beautiful Northern Ontario landscape.

Overview

This program will give you the skills you need to work in the ever-expanding ecotourism industry. You will obtain knowledge and skill-sets required to work in outdoor-based tourism organizations or to operate your own unique business. Develop leadership skills while engaging in a number of activities including hiking and snowshoeing. Fun and informative field trips will take you to ecology centres, outdoor adventure organizations and natural attractions in the area. Program highlights include camping skills, nature identification, earth science, native customs and traditions, search and rescue techniques and outdoor games. You can also obtain additional certification including a nationally-recognized GPS training course.

Your Future Career

  • Tourist resorts
  • National and provincial parks
  • Youth and adventure camps
  • Outfitter companies
  • Trail development
  • Outdoor adventure organizations
  • Conservation authorities

What You Learn

  • Leadership and program planning
  • Ecotourism programming
  • Sports and special events
  • Legislation and risk management
  • Concepts and principles of ecotourism
  • Marketing

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Concepts and Principles of Ecotourism
REC 218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
CMM 125 College Communication I
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 131 Ecotourism Planning
REC 230 Financial Management (7 weeks)
REC 252 Practicum - Ecotourism
GENED General Education Elective - Online

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 131 Ecotourism Planning
REC 230 Financial Management (7 weeks)
REC 252 Practicum - Ecotourism
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Concepts and Principles of Ecotourism
REC 218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
CMM 125 College Communication I
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02
1 2849.02 $678 - - $3527.02

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Online Campus Shop

Students have the opportunity to obtain numerous industry certifications outside of the classroom such as: Canoe Tripping Level 1, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Standard Hike Leader and Chain Saw Operator.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Jennifer.Sutton@canadorecollege.ca