Resource-based Tourism – Licencing of Outfitters

The Resource Tourism Operators Act requires licencing of outfitters and permitting of their facilities in order to ensure that tourism development of Manitoba’s natural areas and resources is done in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.

The Branch coordinates and provides secretariat services to the Licencing Advisory Committee (LAC).  The LAC makes recommendations on the licencing of outfitters and the permitting of their facilities to the Administrator of Resource Tourism.  The Branch also administers the Resource Tourism Appeals process.

Guidebook - Licencing/Permitting Requirements for Outfitters
The guidebook sets out the conditions and requirements for licencing of outfitters and the permitting of their facilities. 

Apply for a Resource Tourism Operators Licence or to Add a Partner
Individuals wishing to offer outfitting services in Manitoba (that is, services associated with the conduct of hunting, angling and/or eco-tourism activities) must first obtain a Resource Tourism Operators licence.  Prior approval must be obtained for the addition of a partner(s) to an existing outfitting business.

Apply for Authorization to Establish, Construct, Modify/Expand or Move Facilities and/or Services
Any accommodation facilities (i.e., structures such as lodges, outcamps, portable camps, campgrounds) or related facilities (i.e., caches, ice fishing shelters, warm-up shelters) associated with an outfitting operation must, likewise, be properly authorized and permitted.  Prior approval must be obtained for any expansion, renovation, replacement or relocation of existing facilities as well as for any expansion of area of operation or services to be provided by an existing outfitting business.

Apply for Transfer of Operating Authority
Prior approval must be obtained for the sale of an existing outfitting business by submitting a transfer of operating authority request.   

Information/Forms

Contact Information

Policy Analyst
Box 38, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3J 3W3
Tel: (204) 945-1008
Fax: (204) 945-4552
shari.gascoigne@gov.mb.ca

Links

Manitoba Angling Guide
Manitoba Hunting Guide
Manitoba Trapping Guide
Manitoba Lodge and Outfitters Association (MLOA)
Travel Manitoba Fishing and Hunting Adventures Guide