The B.C. coastal region is one of the most beautiful areas in the world.
The B.C. coastal region’s eco tourism focuses on wilderness adventures, and promoting the super natural wonder that makes up our coast.
Our flora, fauna, and local first nations culture are our primary attractions. Responsible eco tourism minimizes the adverse effects of human impact on our natural environment, while at the same time promoting its wonder and beauty.
Eco tourism is flourishing rapidly throughout the coastal area. Tourists themselves are evolving, as nature, heritage, and outdoor recreational destinations gain more prominence for them. This presents both a challenge & an opportunity for both government and private operators. Eco tourism must benefit local populations economically & culturally, in order to secure incentives to protect the natural resources that create these attractions in the first place.
In an era of increased environmental awareness, and accessibility to back country locales, tour operators & local government are actively promoting our natural resources to entice this new breed of tourist. The challenge to eco tourism is in preserving our natural resources, while promoting them, & accommodating the many tourists drawn to our coast through this publicity.
Businesses are creating countless eco tourism opportunities, and local communities & governments are working alongside these businesses to promote their areas.
The B.C. coast is an amazing place, full of wonder, grand vistas and friendly people. The eco tourists are beginning to realize this and the region has become a destination of choice for those looking for wilderness adventures.
British Columbia’s coastal region is a premier, world class eco tourism destination. This will foster economic stability, while helping to preserve the remaining wilderness areas of our coast.