Private businesses can apply to operate in a Saskatchewan provincial park. Private sector lessees can provide a variety of visitor services and recreational opportunities.
Before completing an application, make sure to review the Checklist for Commercial Development Projects and review the Policies Affecting Business Operations in the Provincial Park System.
To apply, submit a completed application form and a detailed proposal via email.
Some of the information you may want in your proposal include:
- An outline of the implementation of the projected phasing of the development;
- Plans for the disposal of solid and liquid wastes;
- The type of equipment to be used for construction;
- The time of year the business will be operational
Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to submit a complete application and a detailed proposal.
Applications and proposals will undergo an internal review process to ensure that it is the type of business that is appropriate for the park.
If the idea passes the internal review process, it will be taken to stakeholders for consultation.
Development opportunities are limited in provincial parks, so once a project has passed its internal review and passed stakeholder consultation, it will be publicly advertised, usually through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
You should contact us well in advance of the time you hope to begin operating your business, as there are several steps to the process. Depending on complexity of the application and the number of other applications in progress, the length of time between submitting an application and the awarding of an RFP can vary greatly. We will stay in contact with you throughout the process.
Depending on the scope of the project, Order-in-Council approval may be required (e.g., if invested capital is more than $250,000). In addition, approvals from other regulatory agencies may be required. All permits, licenses and applications must be in place before construction may begin. Refer to the Business Development Review Process for more information.
In most cases, construction of facilities on park land requires a Commercial Development Agreement, which outlines the terms and conditions for constructing buildings and utilities. Developers must follow standards and codes, including the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act and the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations.