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Leisure/Loisir is prepared by the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies(CALS), in cooperation with the Ontario Research Council on Leisure (ORCOL). Beginning in 2010, the journal is published quarterly by Routledge.

The Leisure/Loisir site includes contact information, a list of Associate Editors, the journal's mission statement, submission guidelines for contributors, subscription information, and calls for papers for special issues of Leisure/Loisir.


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Canadian Outdoor Recreation Demand Study


The Canadian Outdoor Recreation Demand Study (CORDS) was a landmark study begun in the late 1960s under the co-ordination and management of Parks Canada, bringing together several researchers from various provincial and federal agencies as well as academics from across the country. The CORDS gathered data in several national studies focused on Canadians' participation in outdoor recreation, visitors to Canada's National Parks, and an inventory of outdoor recreation-related supply.


During the 1970s, data analyses were well underway and generated several reports on participation and visitor exit patterns, as well as motivational factors related to that paticipation. However, at a time when computer-assisted analysis was in its infancy, a series of analyses were undertaken by researchers to explore trends, make projections, consider new models and analysis strategies, and statistically assess relationships previously unexplored. Under the leadership of Jay Beaman, the reports based on these analyses culminated in a volume titled, simply, Technical Notes.


Technical Notes, Vol. 2

Released in 1976, the Technical Notes was the second volume of three documents based on the CORDS and is comprised of 42 reports organised into eight sections:

  1. Destination Models
  2. Attractiveness Analysis
  3. Origin Models
  4. Supply Analysis
  5. Theory Articles
  6. Survey Methods: Analysis Methodology
  7. Allocation and Evaluation Modelling
  8. Trend Analysis and Projection Analysis

Over 30 years later, Jay Beaman has revisited the Technical Notes and offered some fresh perspectives on what we have learned and what we can still learn from those initial reflections on outdoor recreation behaviour. An updated and edited version of the Technical Notes will be mounted soon on the CALS website for current researchers to explore once again these ideas and approaches.

Until the updated versions of the Technical Notes are available here, reseachers can access preliminary drafts of the Notes by going to: