Alberta Venture names McKenna one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people


June 29, 2015 – Alberta Venture. Dave McKenna – President, Brewster Travel He’s the man behind some of the Rocky Mountain’s most celebrated destinations. Dave McKenna has been responsible for providing unforgettable tourism experiences including the Banff Gondola, the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, and the Banff Lake Cruise, to name a few. But arguably his […]

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Comfort camping in K-Country inclusive to all


June 24, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cole Carruthers. Kananaskis Country’s William Watson Lodge celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony for its comfort camping facility on Saturday (June 20). MLA Cameron Westhead, manager of special facilities for Alberta Parks Michael Roycroft and William Watson Lodge manager Ross Watson were all in attendance to celebrate […]

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High Rockies Trail to be completed from Canmore to Elk Pass


June 20, 2015 – Bike Canmore. Story by Tony Daffern. The High Rockies Trail, which connects Goat Creek at the Banff Park boundary to Elk Pass on the Alberta B.C. boundary, is the westernmost section of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. The project’s proponent, the Alberta TrailNet Society, envisions the trail becoming a world-class […]

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Volunteers to help collect feces, count species


June 19, 2015 – The Jasper Local. Story by Bob Covey. This summer, back country hikers in Jasper National Park have the opportunity to participate in a steaming-fresh new citizen science project. Parks Canada and the Foothills Research Institute (fRI) are partnering on a unique initiative which will see volunteers collect bear scat as part […]

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Plan to nearly double capacity of Lake Louise ski hill sparks debate over environmental impact


June 20, 2015 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. In 1981, the population of Calgary was less than 600,000 people, snowboarding wasn’t an Olympic sport and Calgary hadn’t yet hosted the Winter Games. It’s also the year mountaineer Charlie Locke purchased the Lake Louise Ski Resort, in the heart of Banff National Park. “In those days, there […]

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Opinion split on Lake Louise expansion


June 17, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Business and user groups are voicing support for expansion plans for the Lake Louise ski area, while conservationists are worried about the ecological effects of more commercial development and increased skier capacity in Canada’s flagship national park. The former boss of Banff National Park […]

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Have Your Say: AMPPE view on Lake Louise Site Guidelines plan


June 16, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Thank you for providing the new draft Site Guidelines for the future of the Lake Louise Ski Area that were released last week for public input. The Site Guidelines very adequately establish the scope and conditions for potential future development of the Lake Louise Ski Area, […]

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Proposed Site Guidelines for Lake Louise Ski Area present solid plan for future of conservation and market demand


June 19, 2015. BANFF, AB. – The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) is a member-based organization that advocates for balance between sustainable tourism, protection of ecological integrity, and positive visitor experience in our Rocky Mountain Parks. There are many reasons we fully support the proposed Site Guidelines that allow for the careful […]

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Harper Government Celebrates Canada Day with Free Admission at Parks Canada Sites


June 15, 2015 – Parks Canada. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today invited Canadians to celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday with a free visit to some of the country’s natural and cultural treasures. On Wednesday, July 1, admission is free at all national parks, national marine conservation […]

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Harper Government Approves Long Range Plan for Marmot Basin Ski Area in Jasper NP


June 5, 2015. Parks Canada. Mr. Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the approval of the Long Range Plan for the Marmot Basin Ski Area in Jasper National Park. The Plan will advance visitor experience, […]

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Three-year grizzly bear study underway in Jasper


May 27, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Parks Canada has already captured and collared six grizzly bears this season and hopes to collar another four as part of a three-year study of the bear’s habitat use in Jasper National Park. Working with the Foothill Research Institute (FRI), a concurrent study will track […]

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Changes coming to Lake Louise ski area


June 01, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Parks Canada unveiled its draft site guidelines for the Lake Louise ski area that includes enhancements to visitors’ experiences and a large reduction in land leased by the resort at a press conference in Banff on Monday. The guidelines, subject to federal […]

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