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Sun Charts displaying Working Group recommendations are shown at an open house event at Banff Park Lodge

The Research

The engagement and research process included:

Three surveys: of Banff National Park residents, tourism employees in the destination, and tourism industry partners; with more than 2,000 responses in total.

Six Working Groups: each addressing one the following key themes: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Future Destination Brand & Values, Indigenous Tourism, Innovating Tourism, Live, Work & Community, and Sustainability. The Working Groups include members of the community and tourism industry stakeholders, tasked with collaborating to build shared understanding, identify collective priorities, and co-develop a number of meaningful joint recommendations.

Group NAO, an internationally recognized research and innovation company, supported the process and completed the research as an independent third party.