Adventure Tourism Business Operations
Jobs, Certification and Practicum
There are over 80 different occupations in adventure tourism and recreation. The opportunities for small business owner/operators are limited only by the 'creativity of the operators'.
As a graduate of the certificate program you are qualified to secure positions in many entry-level positions such as lodge assistant interpreters, ski patrol, river rafting guide assistants, camp counsellor, office managers, service drivers & guides, river guides, assistant camp program directors and small business operations.
Completing the diploma program qualifies you to seek work as an entrepreneur, to seek entry into mid-management positions in the tourism industry, to work as a recreation or program coordinator, as an assistant guide, for Parks Canada and more.
Our program includes the latest industry-developed training material, and includes BC provincially-endorsed programs' standards. These include:
- Adventure Tourism - BC Standards and Certification for the Tourism Professional
- Marine Radio Operator License
- Commercial Recreation Management Plan
- Wilderness First Aid
- Business Plan Development
- Advanced Wilderness First Aid
- Aid in Obtaining a Class 4 Drivers License
- Swift Water Rescue-Rescue Canada
- Flat Water Canoe Instructors-BCRCA
- Alpine Ski Instructors-CSIA
- Snow Board Instructors-CASI
- Sea Kayak Level 1 Guide, SKGABC
- Sea Kayak Assistant Overnight Guide, SKGABC
- Apprentice Interpreter, IGA
Outdoor Technical Skills
- White Water Kayaking
- Rock Climbing
- Technical Mountaineering
- Ice Climbing
- Winter Camping
- Back Country Ski Touring
- Ocean Kayaking
Practicum (placement information)
Some potential practicum placements include:
- Parks Canada, Waterfowl Lakes
- T’ai Li Lodge
- Abc Wilderness Adventures Ltd.
- Alberta Environment Protection, Kananaskis Country
- Backroad Adventures BC Inc.
- Three Bars Ranch
- Panorama Resort
- Silver Star Resort
- Canadian Mountain Holidays
- Glacier Rafting Ltd.
- Crux Climbing Centre
- University Of Calgary, Outdoor Program Centre
- Reo Rafting Adventures
- Waskesiu Marina Adventure Center