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50 Things To Do in Banff This Summer

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by admin_amppe

There is nothing better than a trip to the Rocky Mountains in the summer. Here is a list of best things to do to take advantage of our own backyard. BY TINA SHAYGAN – AVENUE MAGAZINE From hiking the mountains to swimming and to craft beer, Banff offers something for everyone. Here in Calgary, we’re lucky to be […]

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.

AMPPE unveils new vision and expanded direction for 2018.

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by admin_amppe

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.

As Banff’s famed wildlife overpasses turn 20, the world looks to Canada for conservation inspiration

Posted on December 19th, 2017 by admin_amppe

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 […]

Decision to Restore Three Sisters Campground to Pre-flood Condition in Bow Valley Provincial Park

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by admin_amppe

June 8, 2017 – In 2013, heavy rains in southern Alberta caused flooding along the Bow River that resulted in damage to facilities in the Kananaskis Region, including the Three Sisters campground. As a result of flood damage, Alberta Parks proposed to remove Three Sisters campground infrastructure and establish a day use facility at the […]

Letter: Treat Banff Operations as in Other National Parks

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by admin_amppe

Rocky Mountain Outlook Letter to the Editor by AMPPE Board Member Crosbie Cotton regarding Sunshine Parking Solutions: When congestion recently became a problem impacting the quality of the visitor experience at La Mauricie National Park in Quebec, Parks Canada’s ecologist team leader determined “two new parking lots will be added to the infrastructures of St-Mathieu-du-Parc […]

Valley Mayors Repeat Calls for Province to Help Tourism Communities

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by admin_amppe

Economic Development a Challenge in Mountain Towns

Transportation options for Banff National Park in summer 2017

Posted on May 16th, 2017 by admin_amppe

Friday May 12, 2017 Parks Canada is leading a coordinated approach to make it easier to visit Banff National Park car-free this summer. This summer, visitors can travel from Calgary to visit Lake Minnewanka, Lake Louise and the Town of Banff all without a car. Why? New transit options will allow more visitors to experience […]

Cycling trail in Canadian Rockies is a brilliant idea, so why the big fuss?

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by admin_amppe

May 1, 2017 – The Treehugger. Story by Katherine Martinko.  A proposed trail linking Banff and Jasper is being criticized for potential environmental damage. Never mind the thousands of cars that travel the same route each day. Parks Canada has come up with a fantastic idea that will make every cyclist’s heart leap for joy. […]

Lobbying group behind mysterious Icefields Trail website

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by admin_amppe

April 26, 2017 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke.  A federally registered lobbying organization with ties to some of the biggest businesses and organizations in Banff National Park recently launched a slick new website in support of the proposed Icefields Trail project. The website claims to be backed by a group called the “Icefields […]