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Banff National Park, Alberta

Program Description

The course is taught in two segments, mandatory pre-trip, on-campus sessions and field study. The on-campus workshop will examine the historical development of the concept of parks and protected areas, the role of interpretation, management and research in the parks, and emerging issues in the management of parks and protected areas.

The field study will focus on management issues as they relate to Banff National Park. There will be opportunities for students to investigate specific management issues of interest and present these in a seminar, on site.


  • Department of Environment and Geography
  • Department of Recreation Studies

Course Dates

  • May 28 – June 8, 2018
  • Pre-trip sessions: May 8-9

Course Credits

Students must register for a total of 6 credit hours as follows:

    • GEOG 4350 A60 Parks and Protected Areas Planning and Management: Field Studies (6 credit hours)

– or –

  • REC 4350 A60 Parks and Protected Areas Planning and Management: Field Studies (6 credit hours)

Details on these courses are available online on Aurora. Academic fees are payable to the University of Manitoba. Tuition fees vary for international students.


All participants applying for the Travel Study course must have the approval of the instructor (written consent of the department head as required), and must attend pre-trip sessions, complete assignments, and attend all travel/study sponsored events to be eligible for academic credit.

Course Fees

  • Students should be aware that this is a field course and therefore, a reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • Students are required to attend a two-day workshop.
  • In order to participate in a Travel/Study course, all students must sign an Acknowledgement of Responsibility and Liability Waiver that outlines risk and shared responsibility associated with travel/study.

Course Fees

  • Travel Fee $645 (subject to change) which includes transportation within Banff National Park, park pass, campsite fees (shared), gondola, guided research walk and related travel/study costs.
  • Transportation costs to and from Banff, food, course materials, personal expenses, health and trip cancellation insurance, as well as University of Manitoba tuition, are not included.
  • Students are required to bring their own camping equipment and are expected to be prepared for the rigours of outdoor living.
  • Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and must be in Banff in accordance with the published course dates and in Winnipeg for on-campus workshops. Students are required to be in Banff for the start of the course on May 22, 2016.
  • Travel fees may be paid by cheque (payable to The University of Manitoba), VISA, MasterCard, or in cash.
  • Full travel fee payment of $645 is due April 22, 2016 (includes $150.00 non-refundable deposit).

For More Information

Course information:
For more information about the course contact:
Dr. Michael Campbell, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
phone: (204) 474-8514

Information on admission, registration and fee payment:

Extended Education

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
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