School of Outdoor Recreation Management

Share your love of outdoor adventure, education and conservation with people from around the world. Turn your dreams into a living through CapU's Outdoor Recreation Management programs.

Why study outdoor recreation management at CapU?

British Columbia has never had a higher profile as a tourist destination, with visitors from around the world seeking out the grandeur of the province’s pristine scenery and our array of outdoor activities – from hiking, skiing, climbing and biking on our glorious mountains to sailing, kayaking, diving and surfing on the ocean or camping and viewing wildlife at destinations throughout BC. 

This trend is creating ever more demand for people with education and training in outdoor recreation.

Potential employers include tourism companies and recreation organizations, with additional opportunities in federal, provincial and municipal governments or working in national, provincial and regional parks. And since our programs emphasize entrepreneurial skills, you can also strike out on your own and start a business.

Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus is the best place in the world to study outdoor recreation, situated as we are among the North Shore mountains – renowned for their hiking, skiing and mountain biking opportunities and sheltered ocean inlets hosting the whole range of water sports.

 

Outdoor Recreation Management program

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. Here you’ll find a list of Professional Associations to be part of – an integral step in building your career.

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Bill Van Luven
Instr/Co-Chair CMNS, Instr. OREC/TOUR
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Communication
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management
Wilderness Leadership Program

604 984 1706 ext. 1706
Fir Building, room FR534
bvanluve@capilanou.ca
Blake Rowsell B.Ed., MA
Instrucor, School.Tour./Outdoor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3453
Cedar Building, room CE323
blakerowsell@capilanou.ca
Bruce Wilson
Instr., School of Tourism/Outdoor Re.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2219
Cedar Building, room CE380e
bwilson2@capilanou.ca
Caroline Depatie BPE, MA, PhD Candidate
Co-Chair, Outdoor Rec, Instr.Tour/OREC
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 5926
Cedar Building, room CE321
cdepatie@capilanou.ca
Catherine Boniface
Instr. School of Tourism/Outdoor Rec.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3482
Cedar Building, room CE380E
cbonifac@capilanou.ca
Chris Carnovale
Instr., School of Tourism/Outdoor Rec.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 7210
Cedar Building, room CE328
chriscarnovale@capilanou.ca
Christine "Christy" Dodds BA, MA
Instr., School of Tourism/Outdoor Rec.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 990 7828 ext. 7828
Cedar Building, room CE318
cdodds@capilanou.ca
Christopher Ladner BBA
Instructor, School of Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2543
Cedar Building, room CE380E
christopherladner@capilanou.ca
Graham Vaughan
Conv.Outdoor Rec./Inst.Sch.Tour./Outdoor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3688
Cedar Building, room CE323
grahamvaughan@capilanou.ca
Greig Gjerdalen
Instructor, Tourism Degree/Outdoor Rec.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2214
Cedar Building, room CE380e
ggjerdal@capilanou.ca
Jane Raycraft
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Business
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2362
Cedar Building, room CE360
jraycraf@capilanou.ca
Noel Genoway
Emergency Floor Warden Cedar, Instr., Business/Tourism/Outdoor Rec.
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Business
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2565
Cedar Building, room CE337
ngenoway@capilanou.ca
Rick Davies
EMERGENCY FLOOR WARDEN CEDAR, Instr., School of Tourism/Outdoor Rec.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 990 7932 ext. 7932
Cedar Building, room CE323
rdavies@capilanou.ca
Roy Jantzen MA
Instructor, .Sch.Tour/Outdoor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Global Stewardship
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2203
Fir Building, room FR545
rjantzen@capilanou.ca
Stephanie Wells BPR, M.Sc.
Co-Chair, TOUR/OREC, Instr. Tourism
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 5825
Cedar Building, room CE 320
swells@capilanou.ca
Susan Bell BA (Hons), MA, DPhil
Instr. Tourism/TMI/CMNS
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Communication
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2217
Fir Building, room FR501F
sbell@capilanou.ca
Sze-Ching Yip
Inst., School of Tourism/Outdoor Rec.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Business
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3571
Cedar Building, room CE238
syip@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this school?

School of Outdoor Recreation Management


604 984 4960
Cedar Building, room Rm 342
outdoor@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca