Parkland Corporation is a Canadian convenience store operator and independent fuel retailing company based in Calgary, Alberta. Its subsidiaries include several gas station chains, including Pioneer, Fas Gas Plus and Ultramar, as well as several commercial fuel distribution operations.
It is the largest independent fuel retailing company in Canada, as well as the second-largest convenience store operator. It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with a market capitalization of $3.9 billion as of March 2018.
Parkland Industries was founded as Parkland Beef Industries, a publicly traded cattle feedlot. In 1975, it was acquired by Jack Donald, and renamed Parkland Industries. Donald had previously founded and sold a chain of retail gas stations called Parkland Oil Products Ltd. At Parkland Industries, Donald pivoted the company from cattle to fuel retailing; it established Fas Gas Plus, a western Canadian gas station chain, in 1977. In its early years, the company was headquartered in Red Deer, Alberta; it moved to Calgary in the mid-2010s.
In the following 30 years, the company grew significantly, in the context of offloading of retail gas operations by larger, integrated oil companies. By the end of 2012, the company had 720 gas stations and $4.1 billion in annual revenue. In 2010, it renamed itself Parkland Fuel Corporation. In 2020, it renamed itself to Parkland Corporation.