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AMPPE was recently invited to present to the Federal Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development. Made up of eight Members of Parliament, two environmental analysts and a House of Commons clerk, the role of the committee is to is study how to improve and accelerate the process for establishing protected areas in order to meet  [ Read More ]


September 29, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A new study commissioned by Banff, Jasper and Canmore recommends the provincial government grant tourism communities new revenue tools, including new taxes, to help them be more competitive, particularly with resorts in B.C. and the United States. Specifically, the 2016 competitiveness review recommends Alberta’s  [ Read More ]


September 22, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The demise of Canmore Business and Tourism this summer as the town’s destination marketing organization has triggered the need for a community conversation on how to provide that important economic development function into the future. As a result, the Canmore Hotel and Lodging Association  [ Read More ]

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September 14, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Amanda Symynuk.  Bicycling enthusiasts will unite in Canmore this weekend to share ideas on the future of cycling in Alberta. The fourth annual Alberta Bikes Conference will showcase the best practices in cycle tourism and active transportation and provide participants with a better understanding of  [ Read More ]


September 7, 2016, The Fitzhugh – Story by Kayla Byrne. In hopes that one day the provincial government might help tourism-based communities tap into additional financial resources, Jasper, Banff and Canmore have collaborated on a study, which documents both the positive impacts and challenges of servicing visitor volumes that far exceed resident population. “Tourism benefits the  [ Read More ]


September 2, 2016 – The Canadian Press. The federal government says it won’t be privatizing three hot springs run by Parks Canada in the Rocky Mountains after all. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Friday that after extensive analysis the government has decided it’s in the best interest of Canadians for Parks Canada to continue to  [ Read More ]

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FEATURING CANADIAN COMMENTATOR AND AUTHOR  REX MURPHY! AMPPE is excited to announce our 16th Annual Fundraising Gala: Hollywood in the Mountains. Inspired by the era of the 1950’s silver screen, the Gala will be held in the elegant and historic Van Horne Ballroom at The Fairmont Banff Springs on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. Whether filming a movie  [ Read More ]

Fall 2016 Parks Canada updates

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Trans-Canada Highway wildlife fence replacement and invasive plant control using herbicides on the Legacy Trail in Banff National Park On August 25, Parks Canada will commence work on replacing the majority of wildlife fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park from km 0-16 westbound and km 14-16 eastbound. Work on the fence is  [ Read More ]

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August 26, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by John Gilchrist. For more than three decades, Le Beaujolais ruled the corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street as Banff’s premier independent restaurant. So when owner Albert Moser decided to retire and sell the restaurant earlier this year, Mike Mendelman was quick to make an  [ Read More ]

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August 25, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook.  Popular Johnson Lake in Banff, closed by Parks Canada for stated fish management purposes last week, has now been confirmed as having been affected by Whirling Disease. On Tuesday (Aug. 23), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed whirling disease, a fish disease that affects salmonoids, in the  [ Read More ]

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August 24, 2016 – Toronto Sun. Story by Daniel Katz.  The public got a sneak peek of Banff National Park’s newest tourist attraction this past weekend as the second and third floors of the Banff Gondola’s upper terminal finally opened after 12 months of extensive renovations. The second floor features the Above Banff interpretive gallery, containing kinetic  [ Read More ]


August 5, 2016 – Global News. Story by Kevin Smith. For the first time since the 2013 southern Alberta floods wiped out the Kananaskis Country Golf Course, green grass now graces the fairways of the provincial gem. For general manger Darren Robinson, who not only works on the course but lives on it, the sight  [ Read More ]

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