Welcome to the Historic St. Croix Region

The St. Croix International Waterway Commission is is an international, non-profit partnership that protects and enhances the health, heritage and beauty of a shared waterway. 

Since 1986, the St. Croix International Waterway Commission has been responsible for planning and facilitating management of the St. Croix boundary water system, which is designated a Canadian Heritage River. Learn more about our management plan.

Explore our site to discover what it is we do and what the St. Croix region has to offer for you!

Slideshow photos by B. Richardson.

Planning a Trip?

canoes on the shore

Visit our recreation section to learn about campsites, make reservations, planning your trip, water levels, how to buy a map, and more!

Now Hiring!

The SCIWC is Now Hiring a New Executive Director. 

Executive Director

Saint Croix International Waterway Commission,

 with responsibilities in Maine and New Brunswick

 The Saint Croix International Waterway Commission (SCIWC) is seeking an individual to serve as its full-time Executive Director.

 The Commission was established by the State of Maine and the Province of New Brunswick to coordinate the transboundary management of natural resources, recreation and development along the 110-mile international Saint Croix corridor.  The Commission is an independent, international body with eight members, four appointed by the State of Maine and four by the Province of New Brunswick.  The Commission is co-chaired by a Canadian and a US commissioner. (http://www.stcroix.org)

 Reporting to the Commission, the Executive Director will:

 ·        Update and implement the Commission’s Management and Strategic Plans.

·        Hire and manage seasonal and part-time staff for the recreational and other programs

·        Serve as secretary to the Commission and support Commission members in the fulfillment of the Commission’s mandate.

·        Ensure that the interests of governments and stakeholders from Maine and New Brunswick are served equally.

·        Plan, seek funding and implement projects selected by the Commission for direct delivery.

·        Maintain the Commission’s financial records, not-for-profit and charitable status, produce and file all required reports to governments and funding agencies in a timely manner

·        Advance the profile of the Commission through public activities and engagement with government officials and stakeholders on both sides of the waterway.

·        Any other duties assigned by the Commission.

 Essential Qualifications:

 The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and five years of management and supervisory experience.  He or she must have a grasp of scientific principles, environmental sciences, biology, the health of ecosystems, fish management, or water quality.  The successful candidate must also have an understanding of rural economic development and tourism or a combination of the above.

 Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.

 In the event that it is difficult to find a candidate that meets all requirements, candidates with less than five years of experience may be considered with salary commensurate with experience.


The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:   

  • Strategic Thinking/Judgment
  • Results Oriented
  • Effective Communication
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Relationship/Network Building
  • Team Leadership


The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies: 

·         Knowledge of Financial Management and Accounting

·         Report Writing and Development of Grant Applications

  • Ability to Use Office Technology, Software and Applications

·         Web Site Management

·         Working with Boards and Commissions

·         Knowledge of the structure and processes of US State and Provincial Governments.

·         Written Communications

·         Presentation Skills

·         Knowledge of recreational programs, tourism, rural economic development.

 The successful applicant must be able to work in both Canada and the United States.  A criminal record check from both countries will be required.

 Resumes should list experience in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full time employment.

 The Saint Croix International Waterway Commission seeks to hire the most qualified American or Canadian candidate. 

 Salary Range $42,500-$50,000 Canadian, $34,000-$40,000 US.  A benefits package may be negotiated.  

 Apply by October 5, 2018

 Send application to:

               US Co Chair


Box 610

Calais, ME



Canadian Co Chair


PO Box 2

St. Stephen, NB

E3L 2W9


Send Resume to:  resume.sciwc@gmail.com


2019 Reservations

baot launch at sunset
 All site are open First-Come First-Serve from Labour Day until Victoria Day. Our website will open for 2019 reservations on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 9AM.

Thank you!

Learn more about rates, policies, and how to book.