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Feb
22

February 2017, Parks Canada.  A new online and print edition of “Winter Trails in the Banff Area” is available now. The new guide recommends trails for winter visitors to the Banff area, based on their chosen activity. If you are winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking, specific trails are highlighted for you. A  [ Read More ]

Feb
21

February 21, 2017 – TIAC.  The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is excited by new Statistics Canada numbers showing that Canada welcomed almost 20 million inbound visitors in 2016, a 14 year high. In 2015, TIAC set a five (5) year industry goal to bring in 20 million visitors by 2020. Seeing this much  [ Read More ]

Feb
17

February 17, 2017 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz.  The Mount Royal Hotel, which was heavily damaged by a devastating fire on Dec. 29, will be restored and will not require a teardown, according to Brewster Travel Canada. The fire ripped through the roof and top floor of the hotel and caused  [ Read More ]

Feb
15

February 8, 2017 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke.  Some of Jasper’s most beloved backcountry trails will get some much needed repairs over the next few years. The Skyline, Tonquin and Brazeau Loop trails, as well as backcountry areas on Maligne Lake, are all high on the priority list to be fixed and repaired. “We  [ Read More ]

Feb
10

February 10, 2017 – Parks Canada. Canada’s national parks and historic sites enable Canadians to experience their rich history and heritage in a special way and will play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150. As we prepare for the busy visitor season in 2017, Parks Canada is deploying measures to offer the  [ Read More ]

Feb
06

February 6, 2017 – Parks Canada. Parks Canada is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2017 bison were successfully translocated to the Panther Valley, in Banff National Park. The historic return of bison coincides with the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, after being absent from the wild for over a century, their homecoming is  [ Read More ]

Feb
03

February 2, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The amount of grain spilled along the Canadian Pacific Railway line in Banff and Yoho national parks is enough to meet the yearly nutritional needs of about 50 grizzly bears. That’s according to research conducted by the University of Alberta as part of a  [ Read More ]

Feb
01

February 1, 2017 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Gordon Kent. Aboriginal songs, drumming and prayers honoured a herd of Elk Island National Park bison Sunday being shipped to Banff to reintroduce the long-missing species back into the mountains. “We’re handing them off ceremonially, and those blessings will go with them,” said Samson Cree Nation Chief Kurt Buffalo, who  [ Read More ]

Jan
30

January 28, 2017 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Michele Jarvie.  Wildlife crossings in Banff National Park can be called a success, with animal deaths on highways declining over the past 10 years. Nineteen medium-sized and large mammals died as a result of vehicle collisions in 2015, down from 41 in 2006. In the  [ Read More ]

Jan
27

Re: AMPPE Submission – Let’s Talk Parks, Canada Dear Minister McKenna; On behalf of the board of directors and more than 100 members of the Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) I would like to thank you for the opportunity you have provided to engage Canadians in the future of our national park  [ Read More ]

Jan
27

AMPPE had a successful year representing our member interests and advocating for the balance of ecological integrity, visitor experience and sustainable tourism. Specific areas of progress included: Engagement with Civic, Provincial and Federal Political leaders Annual fundraising gala featured Rex Murphy 95% membership renewal with 5 new members Encouragement for improved multi-use mountain trail networks  [ Read More ]

Jan
27

January 26, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada plans to crack down on illegal campers and hire more staff this year in a bid to give wildlife a better chance of survival, particularly in light of wolf deaths in the Bow Valley last year. Illegal campers, who can attract animals  [ Read More ]



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