About Us

The Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism (GMIST) advances the quality and success of  tourism operators through an array of training programs dev

eloped and offered at the Institute and beyond. The objective is to enhance the quality and sustainability of tourism experiences afforded throughout Canada, by providing developmental training programs respecting: sustainable tourism practices, experiential tourism services and strong community development principles.

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 tourism experiences by traditional and non-traditional tourism experience providers;
  • Build the capacity of Canada’s tourism operators and destinations to reach new international and domestic markets.

We are funded through a partnership between the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Parks Canada, with support from various provincial and private tourism authorities.

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