tourism, hospitality, community, education, strategy

Ray Freeman, ORT, MA

Master of Arts in Tourism Management – Royal Roads University
Tourism & Recreation Resources Management – Lakehead University
Outdoor Recreation Technician – Seneca College

Ray Freeman is Principal Consultant and CEO of Left Coast Insights


Ray works with public and private sector clients, municipalities, regional and provincial governments, and Indigenous communities on community tourism development, tourism experience development, destination management and marketing, sustainable tourism development, community capacity-building, and adventure tourism. 


Some of Ray’s clients include: The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, Travel Manitoba, Indigenous Tourism British Columbia, Parks Canada, Treaty 7 Management Corp., Destination Canada, Alberta Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Tourism Nunatsiavut, Destination British Columbia, BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training – Tourism Policy Branch, Tourism Vancouver Island, Tourism Prince Rupert, City of Lethbridge, City of Nanaimo, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, SuperHost Training Services, Central Alberta Tourism Stakeholders, Mount Seymour Resorts, Vancouver Island University, Northern Bruce Peninsula Tourism Stakeholders.


Ray was an Associate Faculty member with the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University from 2011 to 2020.