A model of sustainable tourism
Photo: Myriam Laroche
Our philosophy of sustainable tourism development
Ensure intelligent, responsible development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
To give substance to our ambitions to avoid anarchic exploitation of the territory, the Vallée Bras-du-Nord cooperative has adopted, from the outset, the principles of sustainable development in tourism. We have made this not only our philosophy, but also our duty and, above all, our responsibility.
Involving local communities and users
The particular characteristics of the territory, made up of private and public lands, encourage the cooperative to favour a development orientation that integrates local communities and users. Moreover, preserving the landscape is one of the principles of sustainable development. This preoccupation fosters concerted action among stakeholders, ensuring the long-term enhancement and conservation of the natural jewel that is Vallée Bras-du-Nord.
Our flexible cooperative model brings together partners, producers, residents and workers. In another innovative project, it also involves local young people in difficulty.
Protecting and enhancing future prospects
Satisfy the current needs of tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing future prospects
Sustainable tourism development is seen as leading to the management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be met while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and living systems.
On condition that all the players involved participate actively and commit to the effective implementation of sustainable tourism.
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