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

Snowshoe_Lake_Louise_Paul_Zizka_4_squareAMPPE remains committed to the important advocacy work that we do in support of our members in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. This year will no doubt bring new issues as well as the continuity of previous projects that have spanned several years.

Current areas of focus for AMPPE include:

Improved access to sights and attractions

  • AMPPE is engaged in ongoing meeting with Parks Canada representatives and stakeholders to find solutions for traffic congestion issues at popular sights and attractions within the national parks during peak periods of visitation.

Increased support to the Hospitality Industry

  • In partnership with Banff Lake Louise Hotel Motel Association, AMPPE is engaged in discussions with the Town of Banff and Parks Canada to support efforts around the Temporary Foreign Worker challenges and employee housing issues as they relate to visitor experience.

Ongoing Engagement with Parks Canada

  • AMPPE will continue our strong relationship with Parks Canada through regular meetings, engagement at all planning forums and federal advisory committees, encouraging the use of both social science research and environmental research toward advocacy issues.

Leading Media Voice for Members

  • AMPPE will proactively be a leading source of information through the provision of balanced and factual views on key issues to encourage media accountability and increase awareness of current issues on behalf of our members.

Open Communication with Members

  • Regular communication with AMPPE members will ensure awareness of key issues and allow for immediate and appropriate action and support when required. AMPPE also intends to expand membership and service in Jasper National Park, the Town of Canmore and Kananaskis Country.

Bison Reintroduction to Banff National Park

  • AMPPE is fully in favor of the reintroduction of bison to Banff National Park, but is concerned that the proposed location is remote and difficult to access, resulting in unnecessarily high costs, and not contributing significantly to the involvement or education of the general public. We believe that there is a better alternative location at a fraction of the cost with the potential for maximum involvement of the park visitors.

Please download and view AMPPE’s position on bison reintroduction in Banff National Park here: AMPPE Bison Reintroduction Position Statement

Harlequin Duck Populations

  • New science may explain the decline of the Harlequin Duck population in Western Canada. AMPPE continues to work with businesses in Jasper and the rafting community to examine re-opening the Maligne River dependent on the results of these new studies.

Please download and view Emily McAuley’s thesis “Do introduced fish lower the quality of harlequin duck breeding streams?” here: Emily McAuley _ Simon Fraser University

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