An Approach to Community-Based Tourism Planning in the Baffin Region, Canada's Far North: A Retrospective

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An Approach to Community-Based Tourism Planning in the Baffin Region, Canada’s Far North: A Retrospective Name: Instructor: Task: Date: The Baffin is in the northwest part of Nunavut. Its physical landscape consists of sparse vegetation. The area consists of a range of lowland, glaciers, mountains, and fiords.


This makes tourism in the area during the summer to boom since sports hunting and fishing are forms of consumptive tourism. The Baffin region’s setting poses both challenges and avenues for economic development. The aboriginal people of the Baffin, through consumptive tourism, contribute to the progress of this part of Canada. The area’s community (the Inuit of Nunavut) is relatively in isolation, small and sparsely spread. The climate is extreme, and the local community’s role in the provision of essential utilities to tourists is a desire with appreciation. Shipping of goods into the region is possible only during the summer period. The region’s economic instability is a factor to consider in the planning process. The 1983 strategy was the first community based tourism strategy designed to increase and widen opportunities for the Inuit. This would increase economic opportunities to the communities and its related benefits. The strategy embraced consultation in tourism planning that involved the local communities and interested parties in the development. The strategy aimed at reducing the effects that could arise from tourism, both social and environmental. It provided a case for the adoption of sustainable development. The Baffin Regional Planning Project marked a significant planning initiative in Canada. ...
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