Turn Your “Adventure of a Lifetime” into a Lifetime Career!

Trekking the mountains to Machu Picchu, tasting the local cuisine in Paris, guiding a canoe trip through northwestern Ontario’s great outdoors, touring the Caribbean on a luxury cruise ship. 

Many dream of these once-in-a-lifetime adventures. But you can live it after graduating from Confederation College’s Tourism – Travel and Eco-Adventure two-year diploma program.

This program provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the tourism industry, awarding you the opportunity to work locally, nationally and globally on land, air or sea. A blend of hands-on training and experiential learning, courses cover a variety of exciting topics including adventure expeditions, tour, cruise and airline operations, business fundamentals, marketing and selling, sustainability and ecotourism. You’ll also have a choice of either French or Spanish language options and a field placement or study abroad opportunity.


  • The Travel and Eco–Adventure program is endorsed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)
  • Earn relevant industry certifications within the two years of your studies
  • Gain first-hand knowledge from airline and hotel industry professionals
  • Learn in the ideal outdoor classroom of northwestern Ontario
  • Opportunity to study abroad and experience a foreign culture

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Caitlin living the dream in Western Canada

Caitlin Woof

Lodge Supervisor

Upon graduation, I took my new skills and left for Asia …...

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Allison Pelletier - Scuba

Allison Pelletier

Flight Attendant

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a wide variety of possible career options including airline customer service agents, flight attendants, tour destination reps, tour guides, travel agents, cruise line employees, tourist attraction operators, meeting/special events planners, heritage interpreters, eco-adventure guides and outfitters, government tourism agents and many more. The student will be able to explore a wide array of career paths, both in outbound and inbound tourism as well as developing global tourism skills that are transferable all around the world. Our hands-on training allows for quick advancement potential in the many sectors of the tourism industry. 

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