International Mountain Day 2021: Sustainable Mountain Tourism

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In this extended-length special edition of the Canadian Mountain Podcast, hear all about conserving natural and cultural heritage through sustainable mountain tourism. This episode includes the virtual recording from the Canadian Mountain Network’s webinar for International Mountain Day 2021 that took place on Jan. 26, 2022. The event was originally scheduled for December 2021 but was postponed out of respect for the communities mourning the passing of Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Elder Dave Courchene).

Hear panellists Barbara Wilson (Haida Nation), William Snow (Stoney Nakoda Nation), Isabelle Falardeau (Université Quebec à Trois-Rivières) and Stephanie Yuill (M.Sc, Gov’t of NWT) discuss their insights on sustainable mountain tourism, including the role of conventional vs. ecological tourism, fostering reconciliation, and sustaining and recovering biodiversity. David Suzuki also makes an appearance at the end of the episode to provide his comments on these issues.

This is our longest podcast yet, but this is to preserve many of the thoughtful and insightful ideas and perspectives during the event. If you weren’t able to attend on Jan. 26, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about sustainable mountain tourism on your own time.