Alberta Tourism Excellence Recognized at the 2016 Alto Awards


October 25, 2016 – Travel Alberta. Outstanding tourism operators from communities across Alberta were recognized for excellence at Alberta’s 2016 Alto Awards. Tourism is big business in Alberta, an $8.3 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and 127,000 jobs in every region of the province. Announced at Travel Alberta’s annual industry conference on October 24, […]

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Parks Canada takes control of Glacier Park Lodge


October 19, 2016 – Revelstoke Review. Story by Alex Cooper . The long legal battle over Glacier Park Lodge is over. Parks Canada announced today that is has taken sole responsibility for the hotel and neighbouring gas station at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. The hotel has been closed since 2012, its future embroiled in a […]

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BLLT gets six-year, $34 million contract renewal


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, […]

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Brewster opens gondola terminal after construction project


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 […]

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Environmental, pro-tourism groups clash over development


October 12, 2016 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Twelve of Canada’s largest environmental groups issued a joint statement calling on the federal government to prohibit any future development in Canada’s national parks–but not everyone agrees. The group—which includes the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the David Suzuki Foundation—met with Parks Canada […]

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Call to Action: Tourism Labour Shortage


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 […]

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Banff Gondola soars to greater heights with new summit experience


October 07, 2016 – Calgary Herald.  Story by Valerie Fortney. “Trust me, normally the view is quite breathtaking.” On Thursday morning, Mark Hendrikse is staying upbeat despite the kind of socked-in clouds that bring to mind a Dickens novel set in London’s dockyards. Standing on a platform in the upper terminal of the Banff Gondola […]

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AMPPE Presents: 1950’s Hollywood in the Mountains


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 […]

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Alberta plans to restore caribou habitat disturbed by industrial use


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 […]

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AMPPE meets with the Federal Environment Committee


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 […]

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Fund alternatives recommended for resort municipalities


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 […]

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Canmore hotel association exploring DMO options


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 […]

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