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July 31, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Rob Alexander. It was with a certain amount of trepidation and excitement that I drove up the Norquay road on Monday morning, July 14. Norquay had invited me to experience its newest feature and the newest organized outdoor activity in Banff National Park: via ferrata, Italian  [ Read More ]

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July 30, 2104 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Justin Parsons. A collared grizzly bear was struck by a vehicle and killed along the Icefields Parkway last week in the latest of several wildlife deaths on area highways to have taken place this season. On Monday, July 21, Parks Canada staff received a report of  [ Read More ]


July 25, 2014 – Edmonton Journal. Story by Brent Wittmeier. Parks Canada has nixed a controversial proposal for a 66-suite lodge at Jasper National Park’s Maligne Lake, but critics worry 15 tent cabins approved for the site will set a dangerous precedent for development in national parks. The government announced Friday it has approved 13  [ Read More ]


July 13, 2014 – Toronto Star. Story by Alex Boutilier. Get out to a national park while you can — budget cuts at Parks Canada have resulted in shorter seasons and fewer guided tours, according to internal agency documents. Documents obtained by the Star reveal Parks Canada is on pace to cut more than $27  [ Read More ]

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July 22, 2014 – CBC News. Parks Canada has launched a premium line of clothing that it hopes will speak to visitors about their memories of Gros Morne or Banff National Park and help a little with the bottom line. Marketed under the slogan “This Land is your Brand,” the Parks Original line includes hoodies,  [ Read More ]

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July 24, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. It appears as if a moose that was struck by a vehicle in Banff over the weekend has found its way back into the wild safely with very little required from Parks Canada staff. Banff National Park resource management officer Mike Grande said the  [ Read More ]


July 23, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Trevor Nichols. On July 8, a black bear ripped open the side of a tent trailer to get to some hot dog buns at Wabasso Campground. That same day, another plunked itself on the side of the Valley of the Five Lakes trail, approaching groups of hikers  [ Read More ]


July 18, 2014 – Calgary Sun. Story by Wes Gilbertson. Kananaskis Country Golf Course is making a comeback. The Government of Alberta announced Friday an $18-million commitment to rebuild the beloved 36-hole hangout, which has remained closed since the devastating floods last summer. There are still lots of details to be ironed out, but the  [ Read More ]

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July 17, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Rob Alexander. A wildfire straddling the eastern boundary of Banff National Park along the David Thompson Highway has been brought under control and is currently being held in place. The amount of smoke the Spreading Creek Fire is generating has dropped, Rick Kubian, resource conservation manager  [ Read More ]

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July 11, 2014 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. A seasonal restriction has been put in place for the area surrounding Lake Minnewanka. Hikers must now travel in tight-knit groups of at least four and carry bear spray with them at all times when accessing Lake Minnewanka (from Stewart Canyon Bridge to  [ Read More ]

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