Joint Use Agreement Between Tourism Operations

(2004-2005)

Expansion of backcountry tourism operations in all regions of the province of BC is resulting in increasing conflicts between different types of tourism activities. Operators are required to develop joint use agreements to increase compatibility and sustainability where operations overlap. Pacific Resolutions was retained to mediate joint use agreements among highly conflicted heli-ski and backcountry ski operations in Golden, among snowmobile operations in Revelstoke, and among heli-ski companies, a cat-ski operation, a hunting guide operation and seven snowmobile operations in the Whistler area. Each of these negotiation processes resulted in agreement.