Tourism Investigation Studies
Students have the opportunity to visit one of the many coastal tourist resorts on Vancouver Island. During their visit they will use various methods of data collection, from surveying, walk-counts, population density, retail density and services to determine factors involved in the development of the resort and the effects of recreational pressure on local employment, land use, first nations land and culture, the physical environment and traffic patterns and congestion.
Data collected in the field will include statistical data, survey data, digital photographs, traffic and pedestrian counts. Students will have an opportunity to examine the resort to determine the type of businesses and employment opportunities that exist and how first nations people and culture is represented.
During the followup session, students have an opportunity to compile a short presentation on their findings.
|8am - 9am||Breakfast|
|9am - 4pm||Visit to Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River or Tofino and Ucluelet|
|Students spend the day in a major city studying the affects of tourism on the city, its inhabitants and transportation (lunch provided)|
|4pm - 5pm||Free Time|
|5pm - 6pm||Dinner|
|6pm - 8pm||Followup Session - Classroom|
|Compilation of survey data and findings with group presentations|
|8pm - 9pm||Free Time|
|9pm - 11pm||Campfire & Mug-up|