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Jan
16

December 31, 2016 – Edmonton Journal. Story by Emma Graney Just before the fall session wrapped up, Banff-Cochrane NDP MLA Cameron Westhead made a private member’s motion asking the government to take action to conserve headwaters. Water from mountains and hills of the Rocky Mountains account for 80 per cent of Alberta’s water. Downstream, Saskatchewan and Manitoba count  [ Read More ]

Jan
13

January 13, 2017 – Calgary Metro News.  Albertans and Ontarians are top of the list when it comes to taking advantage of Parks Canada’s free park passes in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Natalie Fay, chief of media relations at Parks Canada said as of December 1, 2016they had received more than 2 million orders for  [ Read More ]

Jan
10

January 5, 2017 – Travel Alberta. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of our confederation, when the colonies came together to create the country of Canada. Year-long celebrations are underway and it appears the world wants to join the party. The New York Times just named Canada number one on its “52 Places to Go” for 2017, no small  [ Read More ]

Jan
06

January 6, 2017 – Jasper – By Paul Clarke, Jasper Fitzhugh. A controversial project to build a paved bike trail from Jasper to the Columbia Icefields will cost significantly more than first thought. According to Parks Canada, the proposed trail will cost an extra $20.5 million, which it will pay through its infrastructure investment program.  [ Read More ]

Jan
04

January 2nd, 2017, BANFF – By Daniel Katz, Bow Valley Crag & Canyon The cause of Thursday’s Mount Royal Hotel fire was determined by investigators to be a direct flame impingement onto combustible material due to a propane torch. The roof of the 50-year-old structure was undergoing significant renovations. The new roof was being refinished  [ Read More ]

Dec
23

December 23rd – Banff – Parks Canada – Trails in Banff National Park (BNP) are multi-use. Parks Canada wants to provide the best winter opportunities possible for a variety of users with a limited amount of trail inventory. Winter trail recommendations are included below for each user type. Cooperation and respect for all trail users,  [ Read More ]

Dec
21

December 13, 2015 – Banff – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. The Bow Valley’s hospitality and tourism sector is praising the federal government’s reversal of a controversial rule that limited how long temporary foreign workers can stay in Canada. The cumulative duration rule, also known as the “four-in-four-out” rule, was introduced by  [ Read More ]

Dec
21

December 16, 2016 – by Larry Olmsted, Forbes.com Canada has always offered excellent skiing that vies with the best of the U.S. for quality. But Canada is a better value, and this winter it is a better value than it has been in years, with the Canadian dollar at recent lows. Prices were already considerably lower than  [ Read More ]

Dec
07

December 7, 2016 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie Blake Richards gave an address in the House of Commons on Nov. 24 expressing his concern that Parks Canada is not focusing enough on addressing the needs of the many visitors who arrive in Banff and Jasper National  [ Read More ]

Dec
06

December 6, 2016. Travel Alberta. Brewster Travel Canada announced today that the Banff Gondola redevelopment project has been honoured with two Top Project Awards from Alberta Construction Magazine. The Banff Gondola’s winning categories include the People’s Choice Award and the Commercial Award (Under $50 Million). The $26 million redevelopment project, located at the top of  [ Read More ]

December Newsletter is out!

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Dec
05

December 5, 2016. Our December newsletter is out! Read about Rex Murphy’s inspiring speech at our annual fundraising gala and MP Blake Richard’s presentation in the House of Commons, addressing the issues in our national parks.

Dec
02

December 1, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  Plans to reintroduce plains bison into a remote area of Banff National Park continue to stir controversy, with fears the iconic animals will head to better habitat on neighbouring provincial lands where they can be legally shot and killed. With the public comment period  [ Read More ]



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