Nature and wilderness enthusiasts rely on professional outdoor guides and outfitters to provide them with the equipment and protection they need to enjoy the hunting, camping, hiking, and fishing experiences they relish year-round.
Outdoor tourism continues to grow nationwide – nearly seven in 10 Canadians participated in outdoor or wilderness activities, with hiking or backpacking (44%) and wildlife viewing and photography (32%) the most popular, says Statistics Canada. Moreover, sports and outdoor industry revenue is expected to be worth approximately US$2.23 billion by 2025.
In some provinces, such as Alberta, guides and outfitters are monitored by a governing body like the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society. Members are required to adhere to strict guidelines.
Regardless, outdoor activity insurance is must-have protection for these hardy professionals who deliver the memorable adventures their customers covet.