Presentation of the Augustow Canal

FEZ Grodnoinvest administration is the management body of the special tourist and recreational park Augustow Canal with an area of ​​over 5.7 thousand ha.

Park Augustow Canal was established in 2011 and is a unique natural area for the implementation of investment projects in tourism and recreation spheres on favorable terms using tax and customs benefits. Visa-free regime is applied on the territory of the park with duration of stay for up to 15 days for citizens of more than 70 countries.

History of Park Augustow Canal

Augustow Canal is an outstanding hydraulic engineering installation of the 19th century, one of Europe’s largest canals, which has been included onto the preliminary UNESCO World Heritage List. There are only three canals like this in the world: Caledonian Canal in the UK, Gota Canal in Sweden, and Augustow Canal, which is located in Poland and Belarus.

The waterway with the total length of 102km starts at Lake Serwy near Polish Augustow and stretches virtually to Belarusian Grodno. The artificial canals 45km long have connected 11 rivers (35km) and seven lakes (22km). The idea to build the canal was born in the 1760-1770s in the age of King Stanislaw August Poniatowski. In 1824 the Augustow Canal project was approved by Emperor Alexander I. The construction took 15 years.

Investment plots of Park Augustow Canal

We provide 16 investment sites for the realization of projects in the field of tourism and recreation.

Registration of a resident of the Park Augustow Canal

  • registration of a business entity is done on the day of documents submission;
  • registration of the Park's resident is done within 10 working days from the date of documents submission;
  • registration as a Park resident is possible with the declared investment of 200 thousand euros.

Detailed information is available in the section "Registration of a company" .