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October.15.2019

Thinking about operating a short-term winter business in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks?

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks are year-round destinations, and want opportunities for visitors to reflect that. Do you have a specialized skill set or unique idea that would make for a great business?

The benefits:

  1. Low cost investment
    One business license can provide access to 15 different provincial parks across the province. License fees are $200, plus a percentage of revenue. Terms and conditions apply.
  2. Open year-round and facilities are already in place
    In many Sask Parks there are skating rinks, warm-up shelters, groomed trails, tobogganing hills and even year-round accommodations.
  3. Free advertising
    Sask Parks will help advertise your business through social media, newsletters and more to help encourage visitors to get out and enjoy your offerings.

Participating provincial parks include:

  • Blackstrap
  • Candle Lake
  • Cypress Hills
  • Duck Mountain
  • Echo Valley
  • Good Spirit Lake
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Greenwater Lake
  • Makwa Lake
  • Meadow Lake
  • Moose Mountain
  • Narrow Hills
  • Rowan’s Ravine (including Regina Beach, Valeport, Wascana Trails, Condie and Last Mountain House)
  • Saskatchewan Landing
  • The Battlefords

Not sure what type of winter business would be suitable?

Here are some examples:

Provide a service:

  • Ice fishing shack rentals
  • Specialty coffee and hot-chocolate sales
  • Rentals (snowshoes, cross country skis, snowmobiles)
  • Guided tours
  • Soup or chili food truck
  • Food delivery to ice shacks
  • Shuttle services

Lead a program:

  • Guided fat bike tour
  • Winter hiking
  • Photography lessons
  • Skating lessons
  • Cross country ski tour
  • Winter camping lessons
  • Guided sled-dog tour
  • Winter backcountry camping

Visit Tourism Saskatchewan to submit an application. Applications are due October 30th, 2019.

Questions? Please contact businessinfo.saskparks@gov.sk.ca

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