The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment.


October 15, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Trevor Nichols. Parks Canada is proposing it decommission several of the Maligne Valley’s lesser-used backcountry campgrounds, in order to focus more of its funding and efforts on the Skyline and Jacques Lake trails. The recommendation is just one of many outlined in the agency’s Oct. 5 discussion  [ Read More ]


October 15, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Tourism Jasper has joined forces – and funds – with Parks Canada to create a brand new position that will enhance the park’s experiential tourism offer and ease some of the pain associated with planning events and festivals in Jasper. On Oct. 9, the two  [ Read More ]

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October 15, 2014 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Justin Parsons. Some of the heaviest hitters in the tourism marketing industry are coming to Canmore next month, and Canmore Business and Tourism wants to take the opportunity to show off the best the town has to offer — in particular, Elevation Place. The 27th annual  [ Read More ]

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October 13, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. It’s officially been a rough year for wildlife on highways and railways in the mountain parks. From January to October 6, a total of 11 bears — including a grizzly — have been struck and killed in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks. In addition,  [ Read More ]


October 09, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small. Bow Valley outdoor fanatics can rejoice as areas along Legacy Trail and Cascade Ponds have reopened for recreational usage, including the addition of new bridges and a revived aquatic habitat. Flood affected areas near the east entrance of the Town of Banff were repaired  [ Read More ]

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October 02, 2014 – Calgary Sun. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Canada’s public avalanche safety organization received a new name and some additional funding on Thursday. During a presentation at the Banff Centre, the Canadian Avalanche Centre announced that it was changing its name to Avalanche Canada. “With a new name Avalanche Canada will carry on  [ Read More ]

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October 2, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz.  A wolf, believed to be an adult member of the famed Bow Valley pack, has been hit and injured on the Trans-Canada Highway. Around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, resource conservation officers from Lake Louise were called to the Bath Creek area on Highway 1 for  [ Read More ]


September 25, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Dave Whitfield. A young female cougar was struck and killed on the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park, Thursday (Sept. 18). According to Brianne Burley, human-wildlife conflict specialist for Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, the sub-adult female was hit in the early hours near  [ Read More ]


September 25, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. With summer officially over, early visitor numbers show that Banff National Park bounced back stronger than ever from last year’s historic flooding. Officials with Parks Canada said statistics until the end of July show a 15 per cent increase in the number of visitors through  [ Read More ]

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September 25, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The 2014 Alberta Winter Games may have left behind a financial legacy for the communities of Canmore and Banff, but organizers also want to leave a legacy of sustainability for all special events in the Bow Valley. The games’ sustainability committee successfully incorporated waste  [ Read More ]

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