Touchstone Holdings Ltd. is a privately held Canadian corporation focused on investment and asset management. Based in Edmonton, we have over a 45 year history of owning and operating alternative assets with a focus on real estate, oil & gas and private equity.

Touchstone’s primary operating subsidiaries are Nunastar Properties Inc., Grandview Exploration Inc. and AstroHill Ventures Ltd.



Nunastar Properties Inc. is one of northern Canada’s largest income property owners and is the largest hospitality industry operator in the Territories.

Nunastar owns and operates the 187 room Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife, the Frobisher Inn & Conference Centre in Iqaluit and the Astro Hill mixed-use residential and commercial complex in Iqaluit with over 350 residential rental units and over 20,000 square feet of commercial space.

Nunastar is an active developer with an extensive land bank and a 10-year pipeline of development opportunities.


Frobisher Inn - Iqaluit, Nunavut

Frobisher Inn - Iqaluit, Nunavut

Explorer Hotel - Yellowknife, NWT

Explorer Hotel - Yellowknife, NWT


Grandview Exploration Inc. is a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration and production company.

Grandview’s primary operating assets are located in central Alberta with interests in an affiliated company operating in Madagascar.



Private Equity & Venture Capital


Touchstone’s private equity activities have ranged from funding start-ups to providing equity and debt growth capital in a number of private and public companies.

Touchstone is a long-term, value-adding investor and is interested in partnering with experienced management teams to create outstanding companies that generate outstanding investment returns.

Our goal is to work with talented entrepreneurs to create a new generation of great companies.

Touchstone has also formed AstroHill Ventures Ltd. to invest in Alberta-based analytics companies.

AstroHill Ventures Ltd. ("AVL") is an Edmonton-based venture capital firm that invests primarily in companies offering data analytics driven software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) products.  

Our investee companies use data and analytics to help their customers discover what is happening in their business operations and processes, determine why it is happening, predict what is likely to happen, and prescribe the best action to take.

AVL’s focus is on analytics applications that translate captured and combined data into value-added business decisions and on machine learning applications that removes or augments the human element in data interactions and decision making.