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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NEWS

Apr
28
ORPT alumnus Jackie Chan receives 3M National Student Fellowship
Apr
11
Lakehead University students presented tourism project to City of Thunder Bay
In the fall of 2016, students in Lakehead University’s School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism completed two major tourism projects for... full story
Mar
7
ORPT Hosts Successful Therapeutic Recreation Summit
Feb
13
Alumnus Spencer Orr featured in Alumni Magazine.