From picturesque trails to endless rural recreation opportunities, there is so much to do and see in Parkland County! If you’re a tourism business or looking to start a tourism business in our beautiful County, there are plenty of tourism supports to help you succeed. 

If you have additional questions or aren’t sure where to start, reach out to our Economic Diversification team.  

 

Destination Organizations 

There are many great destination organizations and websites that feature activities and things to do around Parkland County, the Greater Edmonton Region, and all of Alberta. Get familiar with these websites and discover how you can leverage them for your tourism business. 

Explore Parkland

Parkland County is your destination when you want to dive deep into nature without hitting the highway for hours on end.

Visit website 

On The EdgeYEG
See all the Tri-Region has to offer visitors on the edge of Edmonton.
 Visit website
Travel Alberta

Explore all that Alberta has to offer as a tourist destination. 

Explore Edmonton

Connecting visitors to activities in and around Edmonton. 

Industry Hubs 

Travel Alberta  

Travel Alberta’s Industry Hub helps tourism businesses create unforgettable products and experiences, market them to the world, and ensure visitors can access destinations across Alberta. 

Destination Canada 

Destination Canada provides intelligence, tools and resources that help the Canadian tourism industry reach domestic and international markets. 

Why start a Tourism Business in Parkland County

Starting a tourism business 

Tourism opportunities in Parkland County are vast. If you’re considering starting a tourism-related business, visit our Tourism industry page and Starting a Business page to get started!  

Business Survey 

Parkland County has a lot to offer locals and tourists - including your business.

We are launching a new tourism-focused website in early 2024, which will include a detailed business directory to help everyone easily find you when they visit our County.

Fill out the form and be sure to share this with other businesses so that the directory is as extensive as possible. 

View form 

Relevant Grants & Funding 

There are many specific grants and funding resources for tourism related businesses. Be sure to take a look at the list of grants and funding available to see if there are any others that may be applicable for your business.

Alberta Business Grants 

Alberta Business Grants is a full-service grant writing agency that helps businesses find government grants, meet grant agencies, and write winning applications. It is also a great way to look up the many open grant and funding programs available in your sector of business.  

Alberta Economic Development Funding & Grants 
Explore Alberta’s Economic Development Funding including tax credits, grants and other funding programs to stimulate regional economic development. 
Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) 
Whether you need help setting up an online store or advice on technologies that can help your tourism business thrive, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) offers two grant programs for small and medium businesses. 
Destination Canada 
Destination Canada provides intelligence, tools and resources that help the Canadian tourism industry reach domestic and international markets. 
Government of Canada 
Explore many of the grants and funding opportunities offered by the Government of Canada using their Grant and Funding tool.  

Trade Accelerator Program 

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is a 4-day hands-on program designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets. 
Travel Alberta 
Travel Alberta works to support regional destination organizations, businesses and economic developments organizations that make up the visitor economy.
Other Resources 

Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce 
GPRC promotes the economic and social well-being of our community and acts as the front-door of the business community.

Statistics Canada 

Through Statistics Canada, businesses have a wealth of information available at their fingertips. Explore data, analyses, and tools focused on the following topics: