The following list is a selection of academic and research associations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations with links to geography, tourism, recreation, parks and leisure. To suggest an addition to this list, please contact us.


Academic/Research Associations – Canada

Canadian Association of Geographers

Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

Travel and Tourism Research Association – Canada Chapter


Academic/Research Associations – International

International Geographical Union, Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change (IGUST)

Royal Geographical Society

The American Association of Geographers

The International Association for Society & Natural Resources

The Society of Women Geographers

Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)


Governmental Agencies – Canada

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)

Parks Canada


Non-Governmental Organizations – Canada

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

Lifestyle Information Network

Sierra Club of Canada

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)


International Organizations

United Nations Division for Sustainable Tourism

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

World Leisure Organization

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)