Partnerships aren’t new. Partners – including volunteers, non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, businesses and municipalities – have been essential to our provincial parks system since the first parks were established in 1932. They collaborate with us to enhance visitor experiences, connect people to nature, and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.
Learn more about some of our dedicated partners.
Alberta’s government has secured or maintained partnerships for 170 parks and public recreation area sites across the province. No parks sites will be delisted, all remain open and accessible to Albertans, and all retain their current designations and associated protections. Government continues to receive a lot of interest from potential partners to work with us – learn more about the opportunities to get involved!
Operate a provincially-owned campground or group of campgrounds under a Facility Operating Agreement. Learn More
Operate a concession (i.e. store, laundromat, etc) within the provincial parks system under a Concession Operating Agreement Learn More
Commercial Recreation Dispositions
Operate an outdoor recreation or tourism business in the provincial parks system under a Commercial Recreation Disposition. Learn More.
Volunteer as an Individual. There are a number of province-wide and local volunteer opportunities to tap into. Learn More
Your organization can contribute to short term opportunities in areas such as trail maintenance, ecological monitoring and facility maintenance.
Interested in joining an organization? Visit our Volunteer Organizations webpage for a list of ongoing partners. Learn More
Science & Research
We welcome scientific and research activities in Alberta’s parks, as long as they are conducted with minimal risk to the environment and minimal disturbance to visitors.
Find out more about associated permits and Alberta Parks’ research priorities. Learn More