About Us

The Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism (GMIST) advances the quality and success of Atlantic Canadian tourism operators through an array of training programs to be developed and offered at the Institute. The objective is to enhance the quality and sustainability of outdoor/nature-based experiences afforded throughout Atlantic Canada, by providing developmental training programs respecting: sustainable tourism practices, experiential tourism services and eco-adventure tourism.

The Institute and its programs:

  • Advance the quality of tourism services/facilities and the advancement of sustainable tourism development/delivery with information, training, best practices and models;
  • Support diversification and enhanced quality of sustainable nature-based tourism adventures and experiences by traditional and non-traditional tourism experience providers;
  • Build the capacity of Atlantic Canada’s tourism operators to reach new international and domestic markets.

We are funded through a partnership between the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Parks Canada, Canadian Tourism Commission and the four Atlantic Provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

The Institue is located in beautiful Gros Morne National Park – Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador.