Working together with community partners is key to successfully meeting Alberta Parks’ goals. Our partners gain unique opportunities to grow their businesses, participate in a variety of park experiences or to provide a valued perspective to current and future Alberta Parks planning. By collaborating with partners, Alberta Parks amplifies its ability to enhance visitor experiences, connect people to nature, and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.
Where a site is removed from the Alberta Parks system, a community can benefit from divested sites by maintaining it for recreation and tourism opportunities. Sites removed from the parks system allow a greater range of uses that were previously not possible under government regulation. Successful transfer to a third party will enable these sites to continue to be part of the community while generating new economic opportunities
The Government of Alberta is open to exploring partnerships and alternate management approaches for the 164 sites proposed for removal from the Alberta Parks system.
An expression of interest process for these sites is in development. More information about the initiation of this process will be available by May 1, 2020. To receive updates on this process, please sign up for the Park Partnerships Distribution List.
Private business can apply to operate in an Alberta Park. Private sector lessees can provide a variety of visitor services and recreational opportunities. Email inquiries to AEP.AlbertaParks@gov.ab.ca.
Our sponsors help create new and inspiring opportunities for people, to discover, enjoy, value and protect our treasured places. Email inquiries to AEP.AlbertaParks@gov.ab.ca.
Please include the following information:
e.g. guided hikes, cross-country skiing trips, cycling trips, ecotourism and adventure-tourism activities.
Mobile Food Vendor
e.g. food trucks, ice cream trucks, food vending trailers or sidewalk carts.
Commercial Trail Riding
e.g. recreational horseback riding trips and trail riding (does not include guided horseback hunting).