IMPACT Resources



IMPACT is about creating a legacy of regenerative tourism in Canada. This conference brings together diverse voices from across the country including operators, students, entrepreneurs, industry groups, academics, scientists and policy experts to learn from each others successes and address the challenges of our industry head on. The resources below have been collected over the past three years to support our community in facilitating conservations and creating connections.

    Download the 2019 IMPACT Conference Proceeding Paper

    The IMPACT conference proceedings papers cover all sessions, presentations and events each year. We encourage you to read and share the discussions and outcomes from the many voices in our industry.


    Tools & Templates

    Indigenous Tourism

    Active & Accessible Tourism


    • IMPACT 2019 - Pre-Conference Video
    • IMPACT 2018 - Pre-Conference Video
    • Shift - SHIFT is a half-hour documentary about the indigenous youth from Carcross, Yukon who have spent the past 10 years converting traditional trails around their town in to a world-class mountain biking destination -- and transforming their community and themselves along the way.
    • Great Bear Rainforest - IMAX - In the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia.


    Additional Content

    Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (English) - The third edition of the official guidelines for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas was released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The guidelines are available for free download in PDF format. The document is all new, was written by 58 authors, and includes case studies and best practices.

    Statement on Food Tourism & Climate Change - From Assistant Professor Charlie Sark (Mi’kmaq), School of Climate Change and Adaption, University of Prince Edward Island 

      A Carbon Neutral Conference

      IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism is proudly a carbon-neutral conference. For the past two years, IMPACT has offset the carbon footprint of the entire event that resulted from delegate travel, accommodation, waste and more. To learn more about how we became fully carbon neutral and how you can offset your business' carbon footprint, see below.

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