Avalanche Awareness sessions great for beginners and locals


January 18, 2018 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small. Those thinking of backcountry excursions this winter, but who aren’t familiar with the terrain, are in luck as the yearly Avalanche Awareness Days returns to the Bow Valley for a fun and informative weekend (Jan. 19 and 21). In Lake Louise, Banff and Kananaskis […]

9 months, 2 days ago
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Mel’s run back on


January 15, 2018 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Spence Van Dyk. After more than four months of participants, volunteers, and organizers believing Melissa’s Road Race was done and dusted, it’s been revived thanks to another event organizer. The Banff Marathon announced last week it has taken over ownership of the race in an […]

9 months, 5 days ago
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Memorable Mountain Lodges in Alberta


Canada Keep Exploring – January 10, 2018. By Travel Alberta. We have a passion for the Canadian Rockies and an innate curiosity to discover the most interesting places to stay while we’re adventuring in them. After years of exploring, we’ve logged a few perennial favourites. Skoki Lodge Eleven kilometres from Lake Louise in Banff National Park, at […]

9 months, 10 days ago
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Journey from Brewster to Pursuit


January 8, 2018. Banff Jasper Collections by Pursuit.  Leading the way in 1892, Brewster Travel Canada’s pioneering spirit guided generations to the world’s most unforgettable destinations in Banff and Jasper. Beginning this year, the company has forged ahead on the Brewster legacy under a new name, Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit, with a continued promise to […]

9 months, 12 days ago
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Banff National Park saw increased traffic in 2017 thanks to free parks pass


January 3, 2018. The Crag and Canyon. Story by Chris Nelson.  The popular year-long program allowing visitors to enter Banff National Park for free has earned more than just a passing grade. The free parks pass initiative, which was put in place across Canada as part of the nation’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017, is […]

9 months, 17 days ago
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As Banff’s famed wildlife overpasses turn 20, the world looks to Canada for conservation inspiration


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 […]

10 months, 1 day ago
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New electoral district for Banff-Kananaskis


October 26, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert.    The electoral boundaries commission has released its final report and with it comes a recommendation to create a riding for the Bow Valley that keeps tourism-based communities and parks together. The new riding of Banff-Kananaskis was proposed in the report, after a Banff-Stoney […]

11 months, 19 days ago
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Fire-ravaged Mount Royal to reopen next summer


October 26, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  Banff’s landmark Mount Royal Hotel is set to reopen next summer following a devastating fire in December 2016. The $45 million redevelopment plans for the 109-year-old hotel, which were unveiled by owners Brewster Travel Canada on Thursday (Oct. 19), include restoration of the façade […]

11 months, 25 days ago
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Former AMPPE Board Member Bill Selby Passes


The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment is saddened by the news of Bill Selby’s passing. Bill was a longtime member of AMPPE. He served on our board for more than 10 years and was a strong individual supporter throughout our 23 year history. Our thoughts are with Bill’s family and friends at this […]

1 year, 4 days ago
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Transit saves the summer season in Banff


October 5, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Banff was crazy busy this summer, but local authorities say public transit in the townsite and surrounding national park saved the day. The number of vehicles entering and exiting Banff in July and August was 1.7 million, a seven per cent increase over the […]

1 year, 10 days ago
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Bear warning: Saving the Banff-Yoho grizzlies


September 19, 2017 – CBC News Calgary. Story by Carolyn Dunn.  It is the black of night. A Canadian Pacific train barrels down the tracks in Banff National Park. As it rounds the curve on the track, the light on the front of the locomotive illuminates an animal on the tracks. As the train speeds […]

1 year, 1 month ago
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Tourism communities still struggle to be understood by Province


September 14, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert.  Despite over a decade of lobbying provincial officials and producing report after report to support their position, officials in tourism-based communities like Canmore and Banff still struggle to have their issues understood by the provincial government. Minister of Municipal Affairs Shaye Anderson was in […]

1 year, 1 month ago
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