World Heritage, Tourism Destination and Agricultural Heritage Landscape:The Case of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Dept.of Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3M 2J6

Received date: 2013-02-07

  Revised date: 2013-08-22

  Online published: 2013-09-28


Grand Pré,Nova Scotia,an outstanding example of a traditional land-use that is representative of human interaction with a distinctive environment,has been presented for UNESCO World Heritage Site(WHS)designation.One of Canada's most fertile agricultural landscapes,it is also an iconic memorial site for a people who overcame a tragedy of forced migration-the Acadian Deportation-in 1755,which has since become the lure for significant numbers of tourists to the region.Now facing a double threat of agriculture change and tourism decline,Grand Préhas high expectations from its recent WHS designation (2012)and the perceived tourism that it will bring.This concept paper discusses Grand Préas a globally important agriculture heritage system and,in light of previous research,questions its expectations of WHS designation as a conduit for future economic viability and sustainability in the region.

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E. Wanda GEORGE . World Heritage, Tourism Destination and Agricultural Heritage Landscape:The Case of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2013 , 4(3) : 275 -284 . DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2013.03.011


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