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October 13, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Town of Banff is sole sourcing a six-year contract to the tune of more than $34 million to Banff Lake Louise Tourism to promote Banff National Park. On Tuesday (Oct. 11), council directed administration to sole source the contract for destination marketing services,  [ Read More ]


October 13, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert.  Brewster Travel Canada has officially reopened its gondola terminal at the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff after a 13-month, $26 million redevelopment project. Brewster has been operating the Banff Gondola since 1980, including the terminal on top of the mountain peak and it  [ Read More ]


October 12, 2016 – TIAC. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources (HUMA) has released its report and recommendations to the Labour Minister proposing changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Key recommendations pertaining to tourism include: Maintaining the TFW cap at 20%, but with exemptions for employers in resort, remote and/or seasonal regions; Creating  [ Read More ]


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 Alberta Ballroom at Fairmont Banff Springs on Friday, November 4th, 2016. Whether filming a movie or  [ Read More ]


October 1, 2016 – CBC News. Story by Kyle Muzyka. The Alberta government is going ahead with its plan to restore habitat in two swaths of caribou rangeland that were previously disturbed by decades of industrial use. The provincial government plans to work over the next five years with the oil and gas industry to  [ Read More ]


AMPPE was recently invited to present to the Federal Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development, made up of eight Members of Parliament and two environmental analysts. The Committee has been tasked with undertaking a study in order to make recommendations in relation to the following matters: An assessment of how the full range of federal  [ 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 ]

Fall 2016 Parks Canada updates

Posted by admin Categories: Breaking News
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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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