aight i'll throw you a bone. look at Queenstown, NZ. their entire economy is based on adventure tourism. They deem themselves the adventure capital of the world because they have EVERYTHING. Skydiving, bungee jumping (invented here) jet boating, heli skiing, etc. they found a way to turn everything into heli-something. this includes heli-rafting, heli-fishing, heli-walks/picnics, it's goddamn ridiculous.
there are a couple of schols in bc the main one being Thompson Rivers University which has a huge adventure tourism program. there is also UBC.
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours." - Unknown.
This^. Although im not really sure how it compares to Canada, Ive been to Costa Rica and eco-tourism is a large part of their economy. Their federal govt owns something like 50% (i could be off on the % but i know its high) of the land there. not to sell it to the citizens, but to protect it. in the rainforest there is all kinds of adventure tours you can take. i stayed at a place called Recreo.
I got kicked out of Barnes & Nobles for putting all the bibles in the fiction section.