Tourism Business Guides

Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer the Tourism Development Guide, the Tourism Business Planning Guide, and the Tourism Funding Sources Guide. The three guides provide valuable information and guidance with regards to tourism development in Alberta.

  • The Tourism Development Guide provides information and guidance on navigating the regulatory and permitting processes related to land-based tourism development in Alberta.


  • The Business Planning Guide offers information on assessing a tourism development opportunity, and outlines the steps to be undertaken in order to prepare a successful business plan.


  • The Funding Sources Guide outlines financing sources and government programs of relevance for tourism development initiatives, and covers sources for both capital construction and operations.

All three guides are designed to be used by tourism entrepreneurs, existing developers, investors, communities and non-profit organizations undertaking tourism development projects.

The guides are also available in DVD format.

For additional information, please feel free to contact:

  • Bill Hodgins, Manager, Tourism Business Competitiveness and Investment
Last reviewed/revised: December 9, 2013