Train on Vancouver Island to become an adventure guide and gain the skills to own or operate an adventure tourism business. Develop essential knowledge to work across cultures, with consideration towards environmental sustainability and risk management. Balance classroom theory with applied learning.
Watch an information session with Adventure Guiding instructor David Pinel.
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After graduating from the Adventure diploma I completed my degree in Tourism Management, then a post graduate certificate in Destination Development. After schooling I continued to guide and even ran my own company. My new career with the Canadian Coast Guard as a Risk Analyst for Maritime Search and Rescue Delivery (RAMSARD) became possible because of my studies, training and experience in marine-based Adventure Tourism.
Trevor Chapman, NIC Adventure Guiding Management Diploma graduate.