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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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CTA is coordinated through the Friends of Kananaskis Country, and partners with Alberta Parks, the Town of Canmore, as well as recreational groups, clubs & businesses and the community at large. The CTA’s role includes: Identify trail projects that require volunteer work Provide trained crew leaders to lead volunteer crews Help develop and advance trail  [ Read More ]

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June 01, 2016 – Travel Alberta. Tourism Industry Association of Canada A week to celebrate Tourism’s importance as an economic sector and in 2016 there is much to celebrate.  Comprising nearly 2% of GDP this $90 Billion industry is uniquely positioned as a regional economic driver from coast to coast to coast. Canada’s Tourism industry  [ Read More ]

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April 14, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Conservationists fear it’s just a matter of time before a grizzly bear is struck and killed on the train tracks in Banff National Park after learning Canadian Pacific Railway has not had its vacuum truck out to clear spilled grain this spring. Instead, the  [ Read More ]

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April 06, 2016 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Parks Canada is conducting brush and tree clearing operations along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park to make room for crews to begin installing new wildlife fencing this summer. The project is part of a $117-million injection for highway infrastructure maintenance  [ Read More ]

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April 06, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Two areas within Banff National Park have been closed to protect denning wolves – and Parks Canada warns that park wardens are patrolling and people will be charged if they ignore the closures. The annual closures, which include the Hillsdale area of the Bow  [ Read More ]

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April 07, 2016 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Visitors to Banff National Park will receive a flashy new welcome as they enter the park’s east gate. Parks Canada erected a new gantry and LED digital variable message welcome sign spanning the westbound Trans-Canada Highway before visitors arrive at the east  [ Read More ]

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March 30, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Liberal government’s federal budget sets aside $89.5 million to twin part of the Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho National Park. The funding is part of $191 million over two years announced in the 2016 budget to improve tourism and highway infrastructure across the country, but  [ Read More ]

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March 30, 2016 – Banff, Alberta. The Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment (AMPPE) is pleased to announce Mike Day as the new Chairman of the Board for 2016. After a successful AGM held at The Banff Centre on March 15th, AMPPE also welcomes the appointment of returning Co-Vice-Chair Yannis Karlos and new Co-Vice-Chair  [ Read More ]

Rafting the Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River is a popular tourism draw in Golden, B.C. Photo credit Glacier Rafting.

April 1, 2016 – Revelstoke Mountaineer. Story by Aaron Orlando. A large group of stakeholders concerned about the river access issue to the Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River issued a media release April 1 demanding that a solution to the problem be found. As reported earlier this week, a CP Rail decision to  [ Read More ]

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