Adventure Tourism


Description of program

What if the great outdoors became your classroom? Our unique program will provide you with practical skills to supervise all necessary steps to organize professional outdoor group activities. Learn to plan, prepare and supervise field trips, teach skills and techniques for summer and winter activities, interpret your environment, use maps and instruments for orientation, and maintain equipment.


Choosing to study here

  • On the Gaspé Peninsula, we have the sea, as well as exceptional mountains and rivers perfect for training adventure guides.
  • Courses lead to obtaining certifications recognized by the industry, such as boating, white water, sea kayak, advanced wilderness first aid, etc.
  • The teachers come from the adventure tourism industry.
  • The Cégep has a French sector and an English sector, which makes it easier to learn a second language.
  • The program meets the standards of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council and the Association Aventure Écotourisme Québec.

General admission conditions

To be eligible for the Adventure Tourism program, you have to meet the following conditions:

Hold a secondary school diploma or hold a secondary school vocational diploma and have successfully completed the following courses:

  • Language of Instruction – Secondary 5
  • Second Language – Secondary 5
  • Mathematics – Secondary 4

Special admission conditions

Fill out and send the following documents with your application for admission (you'll find these forms on the SRACQ site):

  • Medical assessment certificate;
  • Experience and aptitudes form;
  • Physical  fitness assessment questionnaire; 
  • Risk acceptance declaration.

School file excellence. 

An additional cost of $436,45 (Cost subject to changes) per session is required for certifications and program expeditions.


Required equipment

Here are the lists of equipment provided by the college, the mandatory equipment to purchase and the equipment highly recommended by the Adventure Tourism Technology Program.


Course schedule


My future in Adventure Tourism

Workplaces: 

  • Adventure and ecotourism outfitters;
  • Specialised schools and training centres: first aid, kayak, canoeing, white water rescue, avalanche, ski, etc.;
  • Outdoor education environments such as summer camp schools and therapeutic adventure programs;
  • Private services such as guiding and retail, even as an entrepreneur;
  • Public services such as parks, reserves, ZECs or towns.

University studies:

  • You can continue your studies at university, in Intervention Plein air at UQAC; many courses are transferable;

  • You can also be admitted into any other university program requiring a DEC such as in physical education, teaching, geography,
    etc.

For information

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For more information on the Adventure Tourism Department visit:
Adventure Tourism Facebook Page
Adventure Tourism Youtube Channel
Adventure Tourism Student Blog