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June 24, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada has captured and collared 10 grizzly bears in Banff and Yoho national park so far this spring. In total, there are now 14 grizzlies fitted with GPS collars for the fourth and final year of a $1 million joint Canadian Pacific Railway-Parks  [ Read More ]

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June 24, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cole Carruthers. Kananaskis Country’s William Watson Lodge celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony for its comfort camping facility on Saturday (June 20). MLA Cameron Westhead, manager of special facilities for Alberta Parks Michael Roycroft and William Watson Lodge manager Ross Watson were all in attendance to celebrate  [ Read More ]

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June 20, 2015 – Bike Canmore. Story by Tony Daffern. The High Rockies Trail, which connects Goat Creek at the Banff Park boundary to Elk Pass on the Alberta B.C. boundary, is the westernmost section of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. The project’s proponent, the Alberta TrailNet Society, envisions the trail becoming a world-class  [ Read More ]

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June 19, 2015 – The Jasper Local. Story by Bob Covey. This summer, back country hikers in Jasper National Park have the opportunity to participate in a steaming-fresh new citizen science project. Parks Canada and the Foothills Research Institute (fRI) are partnering on a unique initiative which will see volunteers collect bear scat as part  [ Read More ]

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June 19, 2015. BANFF, AB. – The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) is a member-based organization that advocates for balance between sustainable tourism, protection of ecological integrity, and positive visitor experience in our Rocky Mountain Parks. There are many reasons we fully support the proposed Site Guidelines that allow for the careful  [ Read More ]

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June 15, 2015 – Parks Canada. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today invited Canadians to celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday with a free visit to some of the country’s natural and cultural treasures. On Wednesday, July 1, admission is free at all national parks, national marine conservation  [ Read More ]

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June 5, 2015. Parks Canada. Mr. Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the approval of the Long Range Plan for the Marmot Basin Ski Area in Jasper National Park. The Plan will advance visitor experience,  [ Read More ]


May 27, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Parks Canada has already captured and collared six grizzly bears this season and hopes to collar another four as part of a three-year study of the bear’s habitat use in Jasper National Park. Working with the Foothill Research Institute (FRI), a concurrent study will track  [ Read More ]

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June 01, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Parks Canada unveiled its draft site guidelines for the Lake Louise ski area that includes enhancements to visitors’ experiences and a large reduction in land leased by the resort at a press conference in Banff on Monday. The guidelines, subject to federal  [ Read More ]

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May 20, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Talk about upping the ante. Next year’s Slush Cup events will also be host to the 1st Annual Pond Skimming World Cup. The news was announced by television personality and master of ceremonies Phoenix Phillips on Monday during the 87th iteration of  [ Read More ]

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May 22, 2015 – The Globe and Mail. Story by Bill Curry. Ottawa will spend $30-million over three years to boost tourism promotion in the United States, hoping that the lower loonie and strengthening economy south of the border will send more tourists northbound. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement Friday in Berthier-Sur-Mer, Que.,  [ Read More ]

Canmore trails under spotlight

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Thursday, May 07, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. Vocal trail users are chewing over the latest Trails and Open Spaces Plan from the Town of Canmore (deadline for feedback is May 14), which will alter several town trails and provide support for many routes on provincial land, namely the Horseshoe system  [ Read More ]

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