Environmental Education

Graduate Montana Prysnuk (ORTM BA 2012) leads Prince George naturalists in some environmental education activities. 

Eskers EcoQuest

ORTM faculty and students host the public for an annual BC Parks EcoQuest, Fall 2012 at Eskers Provincial Park.

Feet Up

Graduate Alison Bray (BPl/BA NBTM) snapped this award winning photo, "Feet Up", on a Yukon adventure. 

Follow Your Path

ORTM student Darryl Triebner in Tombstone Territorial Park, YK. Darryl was awarded one of the NOLS scholarships to pursue environmental education in the Yukon.

National Honour

Dr. Pamela Wright, a researcher and professor at UNBC, has been named to Nature Canada’s Women for Nature initiative, due to her experience with, knowledge of, and passion for nature, and her efforts to inspire future leaders.


Follow your own path...

Are you interested in Outdoor Recreation, Conservation, Nature-based Tourism, Tourism Marketing or Indigenous& Cultural Tourism?  Have you ever wanted to study  in the midst of one of the World's greatest wilderness regions? The Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (ORTM) Program is uniquely situated in Northern British Columbia, only a short drive from the Rocky and Cariboo Mountains.

...to an education


You can pick the path of study that best suites your interests.  We offer two degree programs within the Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Program. If you are interested in protected areas, conservation, outdoor recreation or natural resource management -- consider taking a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources with a major in Outdoor Recreation and Conservation. Perhaps nature-based tourism, tourism marketing or indigenous and cultural tourism interests you more? If this is the case, follow the path to a Bachelor of Arts in Nature-Based Tourism Management.

Maybe you are thinking of pursuing international studies, commerce, forestry, fish and wildlife or any of the other great degree programs on campus -- if so, consider taking a minor in recreation and tourism or just drop by for a class or two. Already completed an undergraduate degree? Join us for graduate studies!

... a great career

Graduates of the Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Program can expect to gain employment in a wide array of fields including: tourism policy and planning; recreation planning and management at all levels of government; National and Provincial Parks; and within the commercial tourism industry.

Feet Up

... a great lifestyle

ORTM Photo

If you are interested in learning about the outdoors, wilderness, or nature based tourism, then this program is suited to you.  The Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management program capitalizes on the unique location of UNBC by offering degree programs which pride themselves on small class sizes, close contact with faculty, and courses which are relevant to recreation and tourism in Northern BC, Canada and on an international scale. Northern British Columbia is about lifestyle:  millions of acres of wilderness; famous national and provincial parks; outdoor recreation; abundant wildlife and clean fresh air.

Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management
Part of the 
Ecosystem Science and Management Program  (www.unbc.ca/esm)
University of Northern British Columbia 
(250) 960-5832