• Bayside Corporate

Bayside Corporate

Bayside Corporate Division

Should you be doing business with us? The Bayside Development Corporation offers an excellent Trans-Canada Highway location for your growing business or commercial enterprise.

Home of the new $11 million Bayside Travel Centre, a highway showcase development serving the busy Atlantic Canada trucking corridor and tourist traffic to and from scenic Cape Breton. Located at Exit 36-B on the Trans-Canada Highway #104.  Amenities include diesel cardlock service, truckers’ lounge, Esso retail gasoline, Band-owned convenience store, two quick-service restaurants,  a Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation agency store, a Band-owned entertainment centre with provincially-licensed video lottery terminals and a visitor information centre with cultural displays. And did we mention FREE high-speed WiFi?

Superb location:

  • Only 20 minutes from the Town of Antigonish, the retail and service centre of northeastern Nova Scotia, and home to St. Marthas Regional Hospital and St. Francis Xavier University.
  • Only 25 minutes to the Strait of Canso, one of the best deep-water, ice-free ports on the east coast of North America.  As global trade continues to dominate the world economy, the Strait of Canso is well-positioned to participate in the expanding marine transportation sector.
  • Only 25 minutes to Cape Breton, home to outstanding cultural, historical and recreational attractions that draw tourists from around the world.
  • Only two hours from Halifax Regional Municipality, the largest city in Atlantic Canada and the regional hub for commerce, arts and culture, post-secondary education and transportation.
  • Less than two hours to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, strategically located on the Great Circle Route as North America’s closest continental link to Europe and less than two hours from New York, Boston and Toronto.
  • Less than one hour to Pieridae Energy’s proposed $10 billion Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export project at Goldboro.
  • Less than one hour to the proposed Bear Head LNG export terminal at Point Tupper, Richmond County, which is about half the shipping distance to major European markets compared to U.S. Gulf ports.

CEO Rose Paul – ceo@baysidecorporate.com
Bayside Gas & Convenience Store: (902) 386-2391
Bayside Manager: (902) 386-2380
Bayside Entertainment (VLT): (902) 386-2397    Manager: (902) 386-2684

the meaning behind “bayside”

The name Paqtnkek, meaning “by the bay”, is a distinction emphasizing the historic importance of the local bay and its resources to the Mi’kmaw people.

Our Team

Rose Paul
CEO Rose Paul Chief Executive Officer


Councillor Kerry Prosper Director


Councillor Judy Bernard-Julian Director


Tma Francis
Interim Chief Tma Francis Director


Councillor Anne-Marie Paul Director


Councillor Darlene Prosper Director


our core values

  • teamwork
  • innovation
  • responsibility
  • trust
  • strategy
  • accountability


Bayside Development Corporation Limited was incorporated under the laws of Nova Scotia on March 5, 2018 to function as the business arm of Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation.

The corporation is governed by a board of directors, currently comprised of Paqtnkek’s Chief and Council. Day-to-day operations are managed by a Chief Executive Officer with support from professional staff.

Bayside’s shares are held in trust for the benefit of Paqtnkek; however, Bayside is a separate legal entity that is not a part of the Band or its governance. It is its own entity, with its own reporting structure. CEO Rose Paul reports to the board of directors, which is currently chaired by Chief Paul (PJ) Prosper.

The board of directors and chair are subject to change from time to time as the organization develops.


Reports and Downloads

  • PDF

    Paqtnkek Financial Administration Law Download

  • PDF

    Registry of Joint Stocks Download