Outdoor Recreation Parks & Tourism

Centrally located and surrounded by numerous accessible lakes, rivers and other picturesque natural features, Lakehead University's School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism is the only one of its kind in Canada.  Offering a unique integration of theoretical and applied perspectives, the program is extremely popular, and demands a significant level of commitment in addition to high standards of academic excellence.

Click this link for a video about Thunder Bay and see some of the places we get to use as our "labs". A second video has been added here.

Students working outside on a project


Interested in Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism?

Students interested in Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism at Lakehead University will study....

  • Leadership and independent critical thinking
  • Awareness of social and environmental responsibilities
  • Recreational activities and leisure pursuits related to and dependent upon the natural environment
  • Areas of study in parks, tourism or leadership

What is Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism?

Our program includes:

  • Practical study in all aspects of outdoor recreation
  • Research on nature-based recreation, parks and tourism
  • Activities from local to international scales, including Aboriginal and multi-cultural perspectives
  • Direct experience and interaction with practitioners 


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