To provide tourism, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for residents of Ontario and visitors to the province through the presentation and interpretation of historic attractions and the development and operation of parks, campgrounds, scenic parkways and recreational areas.

St. Lawrence Parks Commission supports the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) efforts to strengthen Ontario’s tourism industry. As a key economic driver in Eastern Ontario, SLPC will focus efforts on new product development and program enhancements that will draw new and returning customers to the region.


Tourism, recreation, heritage and cultural experiences in Eastern Ontario are sustained, enjoyed and accessible today, tomorrow and for future generations.


The purpose of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission is to provide, preserve and advocate for our parks, our heritage assets and our environment through operations and partnerships that contribute to an exceptional customer experience and economic prosperity in the region.

Business Development

Within the context of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission's Five Year Corporate Plan, substantial investment is required to implement the goals of growth and financial self-sufficiency. To achieve its growth objectives and secure the level of private sector investment that is required, the Commission has developed a business investment strategy involving two major activities: creating a climate conducive to investment, and, aggressively pursuing private sector partners.

The primary objective of Business Development is to initiate and sponsor new business growth ventures for the Commission, to implement strategic, operational and master plans, and to manage real estate planning by:

developing and implementing strategies to nurture business growth, preparing business cases, coordinating and managing all capital and development projects, identifying and implementing initiatives to provide the best return

targeting potential investors to partner mutual business interests and development opportunities; negotiating partnership agreements, managing partnership/investor initiatives to provide the best return

identifying most practical approach to meet objectives of development plans including the use of external consultants to drive investor strategy; preparing formal request for proposal processes; outsourcing to the private sector for special projects; providing planning and engineering services to the Commission 

directing land use planning and management for all Commission land holdings by developing and implementing land disposition strategies 

linking land development strategies to business development portfolio; liaison roles and responsibilities.