Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography & Environmental Studies


Faculty of Arts

First Advisor

Russell Muncaster

Advisor Role

Thesis Supervisor


This paper examines the travel patterns of youth and adult recreational participants from Waterloo, Ontario. Specifically, the study pertains to the travel done by these participants in Ontario, during the summer of 1972, and as such, contributes to the sparse literature available on the subject.

It is discovered, that when youth are disaggregated from the population, one is able to determine the recreation travel differences between both parties, with a high degree of accuracy. The fact that a large percent of youth and adults frequent areas of their particular choice, indicates that there must be recognizable characteristics in both parties which address this type of activity. The travel patterns of all recreationalists are influenced to different degrees by time, locale, participants, period, and economics. The effect of these variables can be determined for the individual groups. By analysis of the characters which govern and regulate the degree of recreation participation, the state of familiarity can be established for the activities undertaken.

Those individuals who are interested in learning how youth and adult populations function in the spatial dimension, may well find this paper useful.

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