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July 21, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jenna Dulewich. The Alberta government will invest $25.6 million to improve provincial parks in the Kananaskis region, the environment minister announced last week. “It is really important to move Alberta forward and create those jobs, to put people back to work and that is something  [ Read More ]

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July 22, 2016 – CBC News. Story by David Bell.  Two bear attacks on humans in two days has some southern Alberta outdoor enthusiasts on high alert but they are confident that education is the best way to stay calm and hike on. Calgary resident Ellen Pennock loves hiking in the Canmore area. She says  [ Read More ]

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July 15, 2016 – Alberta Government. The Alberta government is announcing improvements to several provincial parks in the Calgary-Kananaskis region to mark Canada’s Parks Day on July 16. Visitors will soon see new campsites and hiking trails, new shower buildings, more campsites with power, more picnic tables, expanded parking lots and refurbished day-use areas. “Investing  [ Read More ]

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July 15, 2016 – Travel Alberta. Canmore Business and Tourism (CBT), also known as Tourism Canmore Kananaskis, is winding up operations effective immediately due to its inability to secure a sustainable source of funding. The organization has been funded for the past eight years by the Canmore Destination Marketing Fund, a group of hotels representing  [ Read More ]

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July 14, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A $65.9 million paved trail along Icefields Parkway from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields is drawing mixed reaction. Several conservation groups are voicing concern about Parks Canada’s plan to build a 107-kilometre trail to connect several tourist attractions, trails and accommodations  [ Read More ]

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June 30, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon – story by Colette Derworiz. Grizzly bears are flocking to southern Alberta, says a new study. The southwest Alberta grizzly bear monitoring project, coordinated by the University of Alberta’s Andrea Morehouse, took hair samples from private and public lands in the part of the province known as Bear  [ Read More ]

Traffic Dashboard

June 25, 2016 – Banff. An online traffic dashboard has been developed to show approximate travel times to locations across the bridge and back downtown, along with traffic camera images and available parking spaces at the Bear Street Parkade and the lot at the corner of Beaver and Buffalo streets. The dashboard can be found  [ Read More ]

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June 29, 2016 – Travel Alberta. In 2016 Parks Canada, in collaboration with businesses and organizations in the Bow Valley, will help improve the visitor experience in the Lake Louise area by providing: Daily traffic flaggers to manage traffic flow at key intersections in the Village of Lake Louise and in the Upper Lake Louise  [ Read More ]

Lake Louise shuttle launched

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Jun 30, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Kayla Van Den Bussche. Parks Canada launched complimentary weekend shuttle service last week to upper Lake Louise in an attempt to relieve traffic and parking congestion in the area. Last year, over 3.6 million visitors passed through the gates of Banff National Park, with Lake Louise  [ Read More ]

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June 23, 2016 – Banff, Alberta – The Creative Voice: Our Strategic Plan 2016-2021 The Canadian arts and culture scene is shifting, and so are we. In order to best serve the artists and leaders who visit our Rocky Mountain campus we’ve created a strategic plan that will carry us into the future and establish  [ Read More ]


As one of the largest federal custodians, Parks Canada manages a variety of real property and infrastructure assets. In Banff National Park, the infrastructure portfolio is wide-ranging and includes assets such as highways, bridges, contemporary and historic buildings, trails, campgrounds, water and wastewater treatment facilities, visitor centres and operations compounds. Parks Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment  [ Read More ]

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June 21, 2016 – Banff, Alberta – The Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment (AMPPE) is pleased to announce Stuart Back as the new Brewster Travel Canada representative for the AMPPE Board of Directors. Stuart replaces Brewster President David McKenna after hislong standing service comes to a close this month. Stuart brings years of experience  [ Read More ]

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