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.

Enjoy this beautiful video about Thunder Bay and view some of the places we get to use as our "labs".

Student of the Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism program, Stpehanie Potter enjoys a picturesque day on Lake Superior.

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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