A USE-CLASSIFICATION OF PARKS BY ANALYSIS OF EXTREMES: FINAL REPORT OF A RECREATIONAL TRAVEL STUDY

In this, the final report of a Recreational Travel Study undertaken by the Department of Highways, are presented the results of the Park User Survey, 1966, performed by the Department in cooperation with the Department of Lands and Forests. Two kinds of visitors to the Provincial Parks were surveyed: day visitors and campers who spent one or more nights at the Parks. The latter are the main subjects of the report. The total number of camping populations sampled was 83. A randomly selected 2 percent sample yielded a sample size of approximately 5,000. The sample was intended to act as a 'carbon-tracer' through the Parks system, to indicate patterns of movement from Park to Park. Strongly marked locational patterns were observed for a large number of attributes of the Parks and a technique was devised (Analysis of Extremes) which made it possible to specify the attributes that were most distincitive of a Park or region. The conclusion seems warranted that analysis of extremes, once it is given statistical rigour, will prove useful in establishing a use classification of Provincial Parks, by indicating which groups of Parks have strong affinities with each other and strong antitheses with other groups of parks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    Research and Development Division, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, ONo M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Wolfe, R J
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00125462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR134
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM