The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment protecting parks * protecting tourism

Apr
17

The Calgary-Banff service is a joint effort between Parks Canada, the Town of Banff, and the Town of Canmore to financially support the Calgary service, with the BVRTSC managing the contract with Southland to continue the On-It Regional Service. In 2017, over 11,000 people rode the service on weekends and holiday Mondays from mid-June to early September. 2018 will see the weekend and holiday Monday service start May 19.

Mar
28

Sir David Attenborough says it best when talking about the balance of experience and ecological integrity in unique environments around the world. In his words: “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” AMPPE is the very voice of representing this mission in the rocky mountain national parks.

Jan
18

January 18, 2018 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small. Those thinking of backcountry excursions this winter, but who aren’t familiar with the terrain, are in luck as the yearly Avalanche Awareness Days returns to the Bow Valley for a fun and informative weekend (Jan. 19 and 21). In Lake Louise, Banff and Kananaskis  [ Read More ]

Mel’s run back on

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Jan
15

January 15, 2018 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Spence Van Dyk. After more than four months of participants, volunteers, and organizers believing Melissa’s Road Race was done and dusted, it’s been revived thanks to another event organizer. The Banff Marathon announced last week it has taken over ownership of the race in an  [ Read More ]

Jan
10

Canada Keep Exploring – January 10, 2018. By Travel Alberta. We have a passion for the Canadian Rockies and an innate curiosity to discover the most interesting places to stay while we’re adventuring in them. After years of exploring, we’ve logged a few perennial favourites. Skoki Lodge Eleven kilometres from Lake Louise in Banff National Park, at  [ Read More ]

Journey from Brewster to Pursuit

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Jan
08

January 8, 2018. Banff Jasper Collections by Pursuit.  Leading the way in 1892, Brewster Travel Canada’s pioneering spirit guided generations to the world’s most unforgettable destinations in Banff and Jasper. Beginning this year, the company has forged ahead on the Brewster legacy under a new name, Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit, with a continued promise to  [ Read More ]

Jan
03

January 3, 2018. The Crag and Canyon. Story by Chris Nelson.  The popular year-long program allowing visitors to enter Banff National Park for free has earned more than just a passing grade. The free parks pass initiative, which was put in place across Canada as part of the nation’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017, is  [ Read More ]

Dec
19

By Gloria Dickie – Canadian Geographic December 4, 2017 From a distance, the grey cement bridge looks unremarkable. Two tunnels on either side of the Trans-Canada Highway arc in semi-circles that end bluntly on the pavement below. But on top, away from passing motorists’ eyes, lies a grassy oasis. Against the odds, pine trees and wildflowers  [ Read More ]

Nov
01

October 26, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert.    The electoral boundaries commission has released its final report and with it comes a recommendation to create a riding for the Bow Valley that keeps tourism-based communities and parks together. The new riding of Banff-Kananaskis was proposed in the report, after a Banff-Stoney  [ Read More ]

Oct
26

October 26, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  Banff’s landmark Mount Royal Hotel is set to reopen next summer following a devastating fire in December 2016. The $45 million redevelopment plans for the 109-year-old hotel, which were unveiled by owners Brewster Travel Canada on Thursday (Oct. 19), include restoration of the façade  [ Read More ]

Oct
16

The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment is saddened by the news of Bill Selby’s passing. Bill was a longtime member of AMPPE. He served on our board for more than 10 years and was a strong individual supporter throughout our 23 year history. Our thoughts are with Bill’s family and friends at this  [ Read More ]

Oct
10

October 5, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Banff was crazy busy this summer, but local authorities say public transit in the townsite and surrounding national park saved the day. The number of vehicles entering and exiting Banff in July and August was 1.7 million, a seven per cent increase over the  [ Read More ]



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