If you currently operate a business in a provincial park and are interested in expanding it, you'll need to follow these steps.
First, make sure to review the Checklist for Commercial Development Projects and review the Policies Affecting Business Operations in the Provincial Park System.
Once you've done that, submit a completed business expansion application form. Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, you should contact us well in advance of the time you hope to begin your expansion, 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 project approval can vary. 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. A Building Permit Application may be necessary if a structure is to be built. Developers must follow standards and codes, including the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act and the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations.