Become a Tour Director Now

The World Awaits You


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Tour Directors escort groups traveling on bus tours all over the world. It is an exciting and sought-after job. Tour Operators are always on the lookout for self-starters of any age who can confidently deliver both their jam-packed tour itinerary... all the while providing entertaining commentary.

The typical tour director is energetic, self-employed or employed seasonally or semi-retired and is available to work in high season: June through October. Languages in addition to English are an asset but not a necessity.


Want to learn how to be a tour director?

Take this fast paced two-week 60-hour course and learn how to lead multi-day long distance escorted bus tours. Upon successful completion, a Burnaby School District certificate will be issued .

What's Covered In the Course? Students learn how to conduct a bus tour anywhere in the world plus get the insider's scoop on industry hiring.

  • all the basic routines of guiding and directing
  • an overview of the Tourism Industry
  • strategies for managing group behavior
  • tips on cultural sensitivity
  • ideas to make your commentary more effective
  • advice on dealing with unexpected problems
  • practise in all the ways to find employment in both Canada and the United States

As well as classroom work, there is an on-the-road practicum aboard a tour bus, an informative visit to a tourist attraction and a practical assignment that starts you off with your own tour commentary.