Sustainable Tourism Plans

Our background in local economic development and impact assessment helps us work with communities to find sustainable tourism options that both benefit the local economy and protect important ecological, cultural, and community values of the local area. We help communities and developers to generate market driven tourism that promotes greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities. We have developed effective processes for involving local people in decisions that affect their lives, helping build local pride and confidence and improving the general quality of life. Tourism can help diversify a local economy and make a positive contribution to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. We help develop more enjoyable experiences for tourists through meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues. Done well, tourism is culturally sensitive and builds respect between tourists and hosts.

Our sustainable tourism work has included:

• Sustainable tourism strategies and development plans
• Arts, culture and recreation plans
• Attraction/business feasibility studies
• Project impact analyses including social, cultural and ecological values
• Site concept plans and designs
• Trail planning, wayfinding and signage development


Training:
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Ditidaht Tourism Study

RECENT PROJECTS

Experience the Gulf Islands (Capital Regional District)

Tourism Opportunities Study (Ditidaht First Nation)

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Area Plan (Canadian Badlands)

Ucluelet Outdoor Recreation and Sport Tourism Study (District of Ucluelet)

Crown of the Continent Tourism Gap Analysis (Alberta Tourism, Parks, and Recreation)

City of Powell River Arts, Culture & Creative Sector Strategy (Tourism Powell River, City of Powell River)

Southern Gulf Islands Sustainable Community Tourism Strategy (Capital Regional District, Islands Trust)

Tourism Business Opportunity Assessment: Trans-Canada Trail (Alberta Trails Network)

Living Coast Lodge Feasibility Study (Business Development Bank of Canada)

Yukusam Eco-Tourism Feasibility Study (‘Naamgis First Nation, EcoTrust Canada)