Please allow 5-7 business days to process your business licence.

If you are carrying out business outside of the Jasper townsite please complete this application form: Non-resident business licence application (PDF 155 KB)


Non-resident business licence application

Submit your business licence application form and the following required documents to pc.jasper-realty.pc@canada.ca or fax to 780-852-1873.

A certificate of incorporation or business registration.

A certificate of commercial liability insurance (with a minimum of $2 million per incident) that must include "Her Majesty, in right of Canada, represented herein by the Minister of the Environment for the purpose of the Parks Canada Agency and Jasper National Park of Canada" in the section additional insured. Please indicate the following certificate holder: Jasper National Park, Box 10 (607 Connaught Drive), Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0

A contractor specializing in a trade must provide a journeyman certificate or other documentation that demonstrates completion of training in specialized work.

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) account number.

Note: Parks Canada may request additional information, documentation or applications to be completed, depending on the type of business you are proposing.

Applications are reviewed by Parks Canada to determine licence requirements and to ensure that the proposed business conforms to land use regulations and policy. Please ensure that you are familiar with the stipulations that are relevant to your application.

General stipulations
  1. The licensee will endeavor to provide services to the public in both official languages of Canada and shall endeavor to ensure that signs and notices used for the purpose of informing the public are written in both official languages, and the licensee will upon the request of the Superintendent obtain the approval of the Superintendent prior to their being displayed or distributed.

  2. The licensee shall comply with the provisions of the Canada National Parks Act and regulations made thereunder, both as may be amended, revised, consolidated or substituted from time to time, and all other applicable provincial laws including, but not restricted to, environmental protection laws, and all federal laws, regulations, rules, orders, standards and guidelines that relate to the use of the land, including, but without restricting the generality of the foregoing, all those concerned with environmental assessment and protection as they may be amended, revised or substituted from time to time.

  3. The licensee shall produce this licence upon request of the Superintendent, any person authorized to act on his behalf, park warden or any police officer.
  4. Any and all wildlife problems brought to the attention of the licensee shall be reported to Parks Canada within 24 hours.

  5. In accordance with the Canada National Parks Act and regulations, no person shall willfully remove, deface, damage or destroy any prehistoric or historic artifacts or structures in a park.

  6. The company named herein will accept full responsibility for any incidents, cost of clean-up or site rehabilitation resulting from activities.

  7. This business licence is valid within Jasper National Park of Canada outside of the Municipality of Jasper (MOJ) boundary. A valid business licence with the MOJ must be maintained if your company operates anywhere within the MOJ boundaries.

  8. This license will entitle the licensee to engage in the above-enumerated business. The operation of any other business without an appropriate license is strictly prohibited.

  9. Parks Canada reserves the right to monitor all activities, advertising and information delivered to ensure the terms and conditions of this license are met.

  10. Where the Superintendent acting in a reasonable manner, deems it necessary for the prevention of any seasonal or temporary danger to persons, flora, fauna or natural objects in a park, he may by notice in writing close to public use or traffic any area in the Park for the period he considers the danger will continue. A notice shall be displayed on each approach road, trail, or other way of access to the area in the park closed to public use or traffic. No person shall enter any area in a park during the period that it is closed to public use or traffic except with the permission of the Superintendent.

  11. This issuance of this licence does not grant, nor is it evidence in support of, eligible resident status of the grantee(s) herein for any of the national parks listed on the front page of the licence.

General stipulations (PDF, 63 KB)

Stipulations - general contractor
  1. The licensee will endeavor to provide services to the public in both official languages of Canada and shall endeavor to ensure that signs and notices used for the purpose of informing the public are written in both official languages, and the licensee will upon the request of the Superintendent obtain the approval of the Superintendent prior to their being displayed or distributed.

  2. All construction shall be in conformance with any permit issued through any National Parks development review process, or any permit, authorization, licence or contract pertaining to or applying to the construction referenced therein. No work may commence before all necessary approvals and permits have been obtained from Parks Canada.

  3. When working on sites that are within 1 km of overnight use areas such as hotels, campgrounds and residences, noisy construction work shall be restricted to Monday until Saturday and between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. There shall be no work on Sundays or statutory holidays. All noisy work will be carried out during daylight hours unless expressly authorized. If working in the Municipality of Jasper, contractors will abide the by-laws of the Municipality of Jasper.

  4. An application for extended hours of work for special circumstances may be made in writing to the Superintendent. Approval for additional hours of work must be obtained 24 hours in advance of the work being undertaken. If working in the Municipality of Jasper, the contractor shall obtain approval from the manager of licencing and enforcement.

  5. The licensee shall comply with the provisions of the Canada National Parks Act and regulations made thereunder, both as may be amended, revised, consolidated or substituted from time to time, and all other applicable provincial laws including, but not restricted to, environmental protection laws, and all federal laws, regulations, rules, orders, standards and guidelines that relate to the use of the land, including, but without restricting the generality of the foregoing, all those concerned with environmental assessment and protection as they may be amended, revised or substituted from time to time.

  6. The licensee shall produce this licence upon request of the Superintendent, any person authorized to act on his behalf, park warden or any police officer.
  7. Any and all wildlife problems brought to the attention of the licensee shall be reported to Parks Canada within 24 hours.

  8. In accordance with the Canada National Parks Act and regulations, no person shall willfully remove, deface, damage or destroy any prehistoric or historic artifacts or structures in a park.

  9. The company named herein will accept full responsibility for any incidents, cost of clean-up or site rehabilitation resulting directly or indirectly from their activities.

  10. This business licence is valid within Jasper National Park of Canada outside of the Municipality of Jasper townsite boundary. A valid business licence with the Municipality of Jasper must be maintained if your company operates anywhere within the Municipality of Jasper.

  11. This license will entitle the licensee to engage in the above-enumerated business. The operation of any other business without an appropriate license is strictly prohibited.

  12. Parks Canada reserves the right to monitor all activities, advertising and information delivered to ensure the terms and conditions of this license are met.

  13. The use of vehicles off road shall only be permitted if approved by the Superintendent.

  14. Where the Superintendent, acting in a reasonable manner, deems it necessary for the prevention of any seasonal or temporary danger to persons, flora, fauna or natural objects in a Park, he may by notice in writing close to public use or traffic any area in the Park for the period he considers the danger will continue. A notice shall be displayed on each approach road, trail, or other way of access to the area in the park closed to public use or traffic. No person shall enter any area in a park during the period that it is closed to public use or traffic except with the permission of the Superintendent.

  15. The licensee shall be familiar with Directive 2.4.1 Integrated Pest Management.

  16. This issuance of this licence does not grant, nor is it evidence in support of, eligible resident status of the grantee(s) herein for any of the national parks listed on the front page of the licence.

  17. All contractors and sub-contractors working outside of the townsite must have a Parks Canada business licence.

  18. Demolition/construction waste: All waste materials must be source separated and disposed of as follows:
    • Sorted materials: clean wood, glass, metal, concrete and clean fill must be separated and may be disposed in the signed recycle locations at the Jasper Waste Transfer Station; cardboard shall be put in the recycling bins within the townsite of Jasper.
    • Unsorted waste: including drywall, carpets, treated or painted wood, asphalt, and other mixed construction debris must be disposed of at an approved landfill site outside of the park.
    • Hazardous waste: such as contaminated soil, fuel tanks, asbestos, lead paint, mercury switches and light ballasts, must be disposed of at an approved landfill site outside of the park. Contact with the facility in advance is required for the delivery and acceptance of toxic materials. Parks Canada must be provided with a receipt from the landfill facility documenting the amount and type of materials accepted.

  19. Energy efficiency: To minimize demands placed on existing infrastructure, energy efficient and water saving fixtures must be incorporated into any new facility. Exterior lighting must meet the Parks Canada dark sky lighting policy.

 Stipulations - general contractor (PDF, 94 KB)

Payment:

Once your application has been approved a Parks Canada Officer will follow up with you about payment. If you are applying to work in more than one Mountain National Park you are required to pay a separate fee for each park.

Most common non-resident business licence fees in Jasper National Park:
Type Fees
Non-Resident Contractor $98.10
Non-Resident Photography $196.20
Delivery/ Transportation Service $58.80
Non-Resident Consultant $58.80
Professional Services (e.g. DJ services, sales representative) $58.80

Other fees may apply depending on the type of service provided

Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card at the Parks Canada Administration Office (607 Connaught Drive, west entrance of the train station). You may also call the office at 780-852-6114 to provide your credit card information. Cheques can be made out to the Receiver General for Canada and mailed to the following address:

Parks Canada Administration Office
Jasper National Park
Box 10
Jasper, AB
T0E 1E0

Business licence renewals:

Business licence renewals will be processed on or after April 1st of each year. Parks Canada will send a reminder letter in early March with instructions on how to renew your licence.

Changes to your business licence:

You will need to inform Parks Canada, in writing, if you make any of the following changes:

  • Transfer to another owner (a new business licence application must be completed by the new owner)
  • Change to business name
  • Change of address or work site location
  • Change to nature of the business
  • Addition to the existing business

If you have questions and would like more information about business licences please contact the Parks Canada Administration Office at 780-852-6114 or by e-mail at pc.jasper-realty.pc@canada.ca

Note: This information is presented as a general guideline of Parks Canada business licence processes and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various codes and regulations currently in effect.