Agriculture is the soul of masses around the world. While a significant progress has been made in other fronts, the livelihood of rural population, particularly in the developing world, is in jeopardy due to decreasing land holdings generation after generation. The concept of agritourism is to bridge the rural and urban divide. Agritourism is a great opportunity for people from large cities and metropolitan area to learn and understand rural lifestyle, culture and traditions. The efforts may also supplement livelihood of villages and have the money flowing in rural communities. Agritourism is a major tool to support sustainability of rural communities.
Busy lifestyle in large metros has made the life of people so miserable and they are seeking peace in more relaxed environment. Schools and higher education institutions were always exploring opportunities beyond curriculum in terms of village or farm educational field trips. Rural communities have opportunity to capitalize on this revenue stream and also offer people their adorable hospitality.
Efforts are underway by public and private stakeholders and the sector will take shape into a niche tourism industry. The investments are relatively small but it bolster rural livelihood while keeping the urban and rural communities connected and let new generations learn about life and contribution of rural communities.
The AgriTourism concept has attracted interest of tourism industry stakeholders. Agritourism has potential to attract public and private investments. The noticeable activities are festivals and fates at village level, promoting sale of fresh vegetables, fruits and other farm produce; showcasing obsolete games, Rodeo, Chuckwagon race, bullock cart ride etc.; traditional music at choupaal. Developing picnic and camping grounds with basic facilities like water, electricity and public conveniences; and creating safe environment for camping. Including the concept in school curriculum and making the activities part of school activities. While public authority take responsibility of generating awareness about ecological surroundings and conserving existing biodiversity resources, private players may assist in organization an alliance of travel operators, hospitality industry including railways and airlines to take it to international level.
EcoTourism is the soul of EcoTracks Adventures Inc. and we strongly enbrace travel to natural and conserved places on the planet. EcoTourism not only gives us a strong sense of a responsible citizenship of Earth but also educates about key influences on environment and an insight on equilibrium with human and other species. Ecotourism is all about keeping a balance and harmony between human, plant, animals and the natural resources minimizing the impact of human interference with the nature by increasing awareness about environmental and cultural wealth. Our initiative also bolsters the relationship buildiing with the local communities and provides some financial benefits to them. The overall benefits to minimize climate change are enormous.
Canada is uniquely positioned on the northern hemisphere and holds vast natural resources and wildlife, which offers one of finest ecotourism opportunities. Canadian Ecotourism includes aboriginal arts and cultures besides beautiful mountains, lakes and glaciers. Winter sports and natural landscapes attracts visitors from around the world. Canada is also home to several cultural events throughout the year. Our business is strategically located in the ‘heart of new West’ and just within hours from Glacial mountains, Banff and Jasper National parks. City of Calgary also hosts ‘Calgary Stampede’ annually in the summer and international tourists combine this unique opportunity with their ecotour to Canada.
Our India tour features most diverse sightseeing and topography encompassing the Himalayas, glimpses of world’s top mountain peaks, to the peninsula of South, from the deserts of the West to the deltas of the East.
EcoTracks offers unique opportunity to see wildlife habitats embeded in the tours. Canada is home to approximately 70,000 known species of plants and animals. The human interference has been identified as a major cause to threat to more than 400 species those been classified as endangered, which includes plants, animals and migratory birds (Environment Canada). Our ecotours provide great opportunity to come out of busy life in cities and gain understanding about natural habitats.
Our tours to India, one of the top mega-biodiverse countries, offers trip to nature hotspots like himalayas and western ghats. Tigers and elephants are great attraction and our tour to India includes stop over at a National Tiger Reserve (Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh or Kanha National Park). Now several wildlife conservation projects and national parks are part of international wildlife conservation including WWF.
History and Culture
Canada resembles a multicultural society and inherit a vibrant artistic, musical, literary, culinary, political and social culture although historically been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French.
The cross section of the population also includes Aboriginal peoples and immigrant populations from around the world which are now part of mainstream Canadian culture.
Canada’s constitution, laws and institutions support multiculturalism. Canada’s culture continues to evolve through its history, geography, and political factors shaping customs, cuisine, and traditions to a new socio-cultural country. Canadian people are warm and welcoming, which contributes to a great travel experience for international travelers.
India, our other major destination offers great hospitality, rich cultural and historical experience. People amaze and not easily realize how Indians speak different languages, follow different religions, eat the most diverse varieties of food all of which add to the rich Indian culture.
Festivals are a fantastic way to experience culture and India observes number of festivals throughout the year. You can often combine your trip to India with one of the major festival celebration.
National Parks of Canada
National parks of Canada are the symbol of power of Canada’s natural wealth and vast geography of this country and offer great experiences to the Canadians and international travelers. National parks ranges from mountains and plains, to boreal forests and tundra, to lakes and glaciers. National parks are integrated ecosystem for wildlife and biodiversity.
EcoTracks takes pride in learning about the natural wealth, appreciating and respecting it while offering great traveling experience to Canadian and international travelers. Currently our ecotours in the Western Canada includes trips to several National Parks.
Canada has many National Parks and natural regions. The following is the list of National Parks of Canada (Parks Canada)
- Aulavik National Park of Canada
- Auyuittuq National Park of Canada
- Banff National Park of Canada
- Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada
- Elk Island National Park of Canada
- Forillon National Park of Canada
- Fundy National Park of Canada
- Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada
- Glacier National Park of Canada
- Grasslands National Park of Canada
- Gros Morne National Park of Canada
- Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
- Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
- Ivvavik National Park of Canada
- Jasper National Park of Canada
- Kejimkujik National Park of Canada
- Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada
- Kootenay National Park of Canada
- Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada
- La Mauricie National Park of Canada
- Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
- Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada
- Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada
- Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada
- Point Pelee National Park of Canada
- Prince Albert National Park of Canada
- Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada
- Pukaskwa National Park of Canada
- Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada
- Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
- Sirmilik National Park of Canada
- St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada
- Terra Nova National Park of Canada
- Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada
- Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada
- Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada
- Vuntut National Park of Canada
- Wapusk National Park of Canada
- Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada
- Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada
- Yoho National Park of Canada