Territory and tourism: The case of Banff National Park

Claudio Minca*, Dianne Draper

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article introduces a model of human territoriality as it pertains to tourism, describes its operation, and illustrates its application to the specific case of Banff National Park. Brief descriptions of the basic concepts of human territoriality, processes of territorialization and the role of image as an index of the evolution of territoriality are provided. Current and historical processes of territory and tourism in Banff National Park are analyzed in terms of the model, revealing the variable influences of developmental and conservation ideologies and pointing to the importance to tourism planning of understanding the human territorialization process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-112
Number of pages14
JournalTijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Banff
  • Canada
  • Human agency
  • Human territoriality
  • Model
  • National park
  • Tourism


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