Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Lakehead University’s Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism (ORPT) program is the only one of its kind in Canada.  Offering several double degree options as well as a Concentration in Therapeutic Recreation, ORPT is unique in that it integrates both theoretical and applied perspectives and covers a breadth of subject areas including outdoor leadership, nature-based tourism, protected areas management, and therapeutic recreation.

Click here for admission requirements and how to apply today!

Check out the video below to get a sense of what it is like to be in our program.  We are a close-knit community of students, staff, and faculty and we welcome learners of all abilities and backgrounds to join us!

If you weren't able to make it to our live information session in April, we've uploaded the recording of the webinar, which covers many of our most frequently asked questions about Lakehead University's School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism below.

We are located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where there is an incredible range of opportunities for outdoor recreation, superb nature-based tourism, and world-class protected areas. 

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Apr
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Research in Action: Wabakimi partners with Lakehead for research and experiential learning

Feb
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ORPT Equipment Depot Rentals Available

Information regarding the ORPT Equipment Depot

Sep
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Lakehead University’s In Conversation talks returning to the Thunder Bay Public Library

Lakehead University’s In Conversation talks are returning to the Thunder Bay Public Library with three exciting presentations planned for this... full story

Feb
7
Lakehead University students learning about fat biking in NW Ontario and NE Minnesota

This winter, seven undergraduate students and instructors from the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Lakehead University are... full story