Who We Are
St. Lawrence Parks Commission is a regional leader in tourism products and experiences. As the steward of some of the most iconic sites along the St. Lawrence River, the organization has provided educational opportunities on different facets of the region’s history and culture and served as the setting for countless personal memories. It has contributed to people’s connection with the land and water and it has opened people’s imaginations to connect with our history.
St. Lawrence Parks Commission has become one of the largest tourism destinations in Eastern Ontario, extending 200 km from Kingston to near the Quebec border. Its facilities include thousands of hectares of park land and attractions on the St. Lawrence Heritage Corridor that provide a major source of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Eastern Ontario Gateway to Ontario. SLPC provides diverse experiences and draws over 600,000 visitors every year with an estimated annual economic impact of over $80 million.
The Commission’s parks, attractions and expertly executed events like Pumpkinferno, Sunset Ceremonies and Alight at Night have brought families together and created annual traditions.