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Environmental tourism or eco-tourism can be defined as the responsible travel to natural areas, which while travelling to these areas conserves the local environment and maintains the culture and beliefs of the indigenous population. Ecotourism is the fastest growing sector in travel and is very popular in many parts of the world. Canada is one of the largest countries in the world and is unrivalled in size and scope when it comes to ecotourism opportunities. Canadian Ecotourism can be placed in basically two categories: natural ecotourism and ecotourism focusing on the arts and cultures of local indigenous peoples. Because of Canada’s unparalleled beauty and abundant natural resources it is not that hard for Ecotourism to be a dominant sector when it comes to vacationing. Canada’s seemingly unlimited natural landscapes are capable of attracting visitors from all corners of the globe. Canada’s variety of ecotourism and sustainable tourism destinations, accommodations and eco-activities are equally as vast as this beautiful country.  People all over the world cannot go wrong when choosing Canada to experience truly natural beauty and rich and diverse cultures. Unforgettable eco-experiences that only Canada can offer await every eco-tourist that decides to choose Canada as an Eco-destination.

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Ecotourism In Canada

Canada is the 2nd largest country and the world and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and to the Arctic Ocean in the north. Within this vast country full of natural wonder there are countless opportunities for the eco-traveller to experience ecotourism at its finest. Canada is most famous for its mountains, in particular the Rocky Mountain range. Another fantastic ecotourism choice is the Bruce Trail system that spans the Niagara Escarpment in the province of Ontario. While in this area do not miss the opportunity to visit Point Pelee Provincial Park. This is the southernmost tip of Canada and is home to a variety of flora and fauna not to be found anywhere else in Canada. As you travel west across Canada searching for ecotourism experiences, the province of Alberta will not disappoint. Alberta offers a variety of Aboriginal experiences and attractions, celebrating the recorded history of its first inhabitants more than 12,000 years ago. From celebrated provincial historic sites to little-known historic spots, there are a variety of opportunities for eco-travelers to explore Alberta’s history and cultural roots.


Adventure Travel and Ecotourism Adventure travel continue to grow rapidly within Canada and ecotourism in Canada is the most profitable sector of Canada’s tourism economy.  If you have any suggestions, tips or stories of your ecotourism adventures in Canada please do not hesitate to contact me at and I would be more than happy to post your experiences here.

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