Examining constraints to leisure and recreation for residents in remote and isolated communities: An analysis of 14 communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada
Leisure constraints, Remote and isolated communities
World Leisure Journal
The present study examined leisure constraints facing residents living in communities that are considered remote and isolated environments. Characteristics associated with remote and isolated communities include small population size, movement and density relative to metropolitan centres, and distance from large population centres impacting on the travel and accommodation arrangements of users and providers of services. Multiple methods of data collection were used to gather leisure constraint data from residents of 14 remote and isolated communities in Canada's Northwest Territories. Results indicated that residents' work and school commitments, the price of recreation and sports equipment, days and times of programmes, the cost of recreation programmes and not having a programme close to home, were significant constraints upon recreation and leisure opportunities. © 2012 World Leisure Organization.
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Kowalski, Christopher L.; Grybovych, Oksana; Lankford, Samuel; and Neal, Larry, "Examining constraints to leisure and recreation for residents in remote and isolated communities: An analysis of 14 communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1832.