In class teaching for Tourism and Travel - Adventure & Ecotourism mostly occurs in Room C215 of the Shuniah Building. Our lab was upgraded this past summer and now has screamer computers and an advanced overhead computer display system.
In our travel lab the student is provided with hands-on training in the live Galileo Canada computerized reservations system. Here students create airline bookings, issue automated tickets, as well as research pertinent information related to airline and travel agency operations. Each computer is connected to the Internet for our tourism students.
Our Tourism Headquarters Office is set up with outbound (sun vacations) and inbound (local packages) travel brochures which are available to students and faculty.
The Nor'west Outdoor Centre is the outdoor education facility that the Tourism & Travel-Adventure & Ecotourism will be utilizing in part of the delivery of the 'Adventure Trends & Specialties' course in the 3rd semester. The facility is located within 10 minutes of downtown, Thunder Bay and is situated amongst the Nor'wester mountain range. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of programs and activities that include the following:
Northwestern Ontario is a renowned four-season destination, providing a ready-made environment for practical learning. Located 160km west of Thunder Bay lies Turtle River Provincial Park. This park is a paradise for canoeists, wildlife watchers, and nature photographers. Found within the park is the gem, White Otter Castle". This 'outdoor classroom' is an ideal setting for studies in the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry - eco and adventure tourism. Orientation commences almost immediately following the beginning of the academic year. Part of orientation is a canoe trip.
Northwestern Ontario is a renowned four-season destination, providing a ready-made environment for practical learning. Quetico is a protected, pristine wilderness retreat of international acclaim west of Lake Superior on the Canada-U.S. border. The park's tangled network of lakes once formed water routes travelled by Ojibway and fur traders. Now it is primarily the destination of canoeists seeking solitude and glimpses of wildlife by cascading waterfalls, glassy lakes and endless forests. This 'outdoor classroom' is an ideal setting for studies in the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry - eco and adventure tourism. Orientation commences almost immediately following the beginning of the academic year. Part of orientation is a canoe trip.
The Thunder Bay Airport has been utilized as a facility to host terminal and airline tours for the Tourism & Travel - Adventure & Ecotourism students. Some areas visited have been: control tower, Flight Service, Security area, baggage make-up, ramp, and check-in.
Our new, 59,000 square foot, Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) located at the Thunder Bay International Airport opened for classes in the Fall of 2003. The star attraction at ACEs is the DC-9 aircraft donated by Air Canada. We plan to utilize the aircraft for Flight Attendant training.