Buying Crown Land

The Ministry of Natural Resources no longer actively markets or sells Crown land for private recreational or residential use. 


Instead, rather than directly selling individual Crown land parcels to prospective buyers, the Ministry is focusing its efforts on working with northern Ontario communities to make Crown land available at market value to support local economic development.  As such, the Ministry’s field offices and website do not list individual, surplus Crown lands for sale.


As an alternative to Crown land, you may wish to consider privately owned property that may be available for purchase. If so, please contact the local real estate offices in the area you are interested in, or, by making use of the Canadian Real Estate Association multiple listing service at