The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment protecting parks * protecting tourism

In 2014, The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment celebrated 20 years of advocating for balance between sustainable tourism, ecological integrity and visitor experience in Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks!

Much of AMPPE’s recent work on behalf of members has taken place behind the scenes through stakeholder meetings, clear communications and relationship building with Parks Canada management and various levels of government. AMPPE is also a strong media voice, helping to provide public support (through television, radio and newspaper interviews) for various projects as they proceed through environmental assessments and public involvement.

Many of these projects will continue to attract and educate visitors to national parks and bolster our tourism-based economy for decades to come.

  •  AMPPE worked with Parks Canada to install sense of arrival structures and enhanced visitor experience signage during the mandatory spring 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. closure of the Eastern section of the Banff Bow Valley Parkway.

    Norquay's via ferrata.

    Mount Norquay’s via ferrata in Banff.

  • The Brewster Glacier Skywalk opened to the public in 2014, a spectacular interpretive activity that has re-purposed a highway roadside to create a memorable adventure for young families, seniors and visitors with mobility challenges.
  • Banff Mount Norquay’s Long Range Plan was approved in 2013, which included summer use of the resort and via ferrata (cable assisted climbing).
  • AMPPE played a critical role last spring and summer in forging a compromise in Jasper National Park that balances caribou conservation goals while creating new winter recreation areas outside critical habitat.
  • AMPPE was involved in having the Jasper Airstrip relisted for recreational flying in 2013 and the Banff Airstrip retain its emergency landing listing.
  • AMPPE continues to work with the Jasper Rafting Association to examine re-opening the Maligne River in light of new harlequin duck studies.

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    The Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park.

  • New entry-level cross-country ski trails opened this winter on Tunnel Mountain, an AMPPE-led initiative in partnership with Parks Canada, The Town of Banff and volunteers.
  • AMPPE traveled to Ottawa to the House of Commons to speak before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Visit  AMPPE in the News to read more about our current project involvement.



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