Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

Sunshine ski resort owner gets unfair offer he can’t refuse from feds

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by admin_amppe

By Licia Corbella, Opinion Columnist- The Calgary Herald, 01/23/19. The Collins dictionary defines extortion as “the crime of obtaining something from someone, especially money, by using force or threats.” Parks Canada, then, may have just become this country’s largest extortionist. On Monday, Ralph Scurfield, president and CEO of Sunshine Village — the ski resort he […]

Icefields Trail Project Abandoned

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by admin_amppe

By Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook, 25/01/19. Banff– A controversial $86.4 million bike trail in Jasper National Plan is officially off the table. Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 23), the federal government announced it wouldn’t be proceeding with the 107-kilometre paved trail between Jasper and the Columbia Icefield. There were plans to eventually extend the trail to […]

AMPPE Gala November 10th: A White Party Celebrating Winter!

Posted on October 4th, 2018 by admin_amppe

The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) is excited to announce our 18th annual fundraising Gala! This year, we are celebrating Winter in the Rocky Mountains with a White Party, which will take place at the Van Horne ballroom at the Fairmont Banff Springs on Saturday, November 10th. As the title of the […]

AMPPE: Don’t fret about too much love for Banff

Posted on September 6th, 2018 by admin_amppe

CALGARY HERALD Updated: September 1, 2018 – by Casey Peirce – Re: “Should visitors be capped for stressed Banff National Park?,” Aug. 27.The article stating Banff National Park needs a holiday from humans last week is ludicrous. More and more, we have been hearing this propaganda in the news. It’s past time that we acknowledge that […]

AMPPE’s Summer Newsletter is out… so much news to share!

Posted on August 25th, 2018 by admin_amppe

Happy Summer AMPPE Members!  Read more below about how have launched a new website and brand to spread the word of our expanded mission, vision and mandate. AMPPE has always stood for the balance of sustainable tourism, ecological integrity and positive visitor experience and this will not change. We will however be playing a bigger […]

Sunshine Village wants to remove regulatory clouds

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by admin_amppe

Calgary Herald – Ralph Scurfield – Updated: August 11, 2018 For 90 years, skiers young and old and their families have enjoyed the magic of the Sunshine Village national park experience. Our family has nurtured the iconic Rocky Mountain resort under the theme Mankind and Nature in Harmony for nearly four decades. Sunshine resort, already […]

Best Spots for Paddling in Banff National Park

Posted on August 1st, 2018 by admin_amppe

August 1st, 2018 – by Meghan J. Ward – Banff, AB –  You can’t get a more Canadian destination than Banff, and you can’t get a more Canadian activity than canoeing. So, we figured there’s no better tribute than to pair these two together! Whether the canoe is your chosen mode of water transport, or you’re […]

Love to ski in Banff? Talk with Parks about the future of Sunshine Village Ski Area online or in person

Posted on July 25th, 2018 by admin_amppe

July 25 – Banff, AB – Parks Canada Want to participate online? read the documents, submit comments and take the survey at: Whether you regularly play in the mountains, or simply have an interest in the management of Canada’s national parks, have your say and help Parks Canada plan for the future operation of the […]

Bow Valley Parkway, Kicking Horse Campground and Silverhorn Campground – Reopening

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by admin_amppe

July 20, 2018 – Parks Canada. What’s happening? The Bow Valley Parkway (1A) and newly redesigned Silverhorn Campground on the Icefields Parkway will fully re-open Saturday, July 21. Kicking Horse Campground in Yoho National Park will reopen on Tuesday, July 24.   What you need to know All businesses and attractions on the Bow Valley […]

Take transit to and within Banff National Park for an unforgettable experience this summer

Posted on April 17th, 2018 by admin_amppe

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.