Recreation & tourism

The Central Coast First Nations are open to capturing the range of economic, social and environmental benefits that can be realized through strategic and planned participation in the tourism sector.

The obvious benefits of tourism in the region must be balanced with the associated negative social, cultural and environmental impacts. For example, the increase in marine and kayak touring and associated moorage and camping has resulted in conflicts in areas used by our people as food gathering camps, clam harvesting areas and seaweed grounds. Sound management that minimizes impacts on wildlife and natural areas, and respects First Nations’ rights and cultural practices will lead to a vibrant and sustainable tourism industry on the Central Coast.

A group of tourists on a bear viewing tour
Photo Credit: Doug Neasloss