North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 1.0

71 - Arts, entertainment and recreation

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating facilities or providing services to meet the cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of their patrons. These establishments produce, promote or participate in live performances, events or exhibits intended for public viewing; provide the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary for the production of artistic products and live performances; preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural or educational interest; and operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in sports or recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobbies and leisure-time interests.

There are establishments engaged in activities related to arts and recreation that are classified in other sectors of NAICS. The most important are listed below.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • establishments that provide both accommodation and recreational facilities, such as hunting and fishing camps, resorts and casino hotels (See 721 Accommodation services)
    • motion picture theatres, libraries and archives, and publishers of newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals and computer software (See 51 Information and cultural industries)
    • restaurants and night clubs that provide live entertainment in addition to the sale of food and beverages (See 722 Food services and drinking places)
    • transportation establishments providing sightseeing and pleasure cruises(48-49)

712 - Heritage institutions

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in preserving and exhibiting objects, sites and natural wonders of historical, cultural and educational value.

7121 - Heritage institutions

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in preserving and exhibiting objects, sites and natural wonders of historical, cultural and educational value.

71219 - Nature parks and other similar institutions

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in operating other heritage institutions. Establishments primarily engaged in operating, maintaining and protecting nature parks, nature reserves or conservation areas, are included.

712190 - Nature parks and other similar institutions

This Canadian industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other Canadian industry, primarily engaged in operating other heritage institutions.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bird sanctuaries
    • caverns
    • conservation areas
    • national parks
    • natural wonders, tourist attractions
    • nature reserves
    • provincial parks

    All examples

  • Inclusion(s)

    • operating, maintaining and protecting nature parks, nature reserves or conservation areas
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