IGA Handbooks

Effectively communicating the unique heritage of a region requires knowledge and fact. It also requires an in-depth understanding of effective interpretation techniques. And even the best guides need a reference – a handbook.

THE ORIGINAL HANDBOOK FOR INTERPRETIVE GUIDES

Originally published in 2006, over 1000 copies of The Handbook for Interpretive Guides have been sold to interpreters and park services throughout Canada. It has also been shipped to Africa, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The Handbook for Interpretive Guides has been praised as an example of how local information can be transformed into usable interpretive stories.

THE HANDBOOK MAKEOVER – 2019

The IGA is expanding and we are offering our interpretive and group management training courses in more and more places.

To get the best information to our guides, we’ve made a significant change to how the Handbook for Interpretive Guides will be offered – we have split the original handbook into 3 separate publications:

Note: If you are registering for an Apprentice Interpreter, Interpretive Specialist or Group Management course, you will be emailed a copy of the associated handbook as part of the registration fee.

WE’VE GONE DIGITAL

In order to facilitate updates, keep costs as low as possible and do our part to keep our footprint as small as possible, these publications will only be offered in a digital (PDF) version.