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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Slush Cup to become a World Cup event


May 20, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Talk about upping the ante. Next year’s Slush Cup events will also be host to the 1st Annual Pond Skimming World Cup. The news was announced by television personality and master of ceremonies Phoenix Phillips on Monday during the 87th iteration of […]

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Harper announces spending to boost Canadian tourism in the U.S.


May 22, 2015 – The Globe and Mail. Story by Bill Curry. Ottawa will spend $30-million over three years to boost tourism promotion in the United States, hoping that the lower loonie and strengthening economy south of the border will send more tourists northbound. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement Friday in Berthier-Sur-Mer, Que., […]

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Canmore trails under spotlight


Thursday, May 07, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. Vocal trail users are chewing over the latest Trails and Open Spaces Plan from the Town of Canmore (deadline for feedback is May 14), which will alter several town trails and provide support for many routes on provincial land, namely the Horseshoe system […]

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Paragliders launch inaugural flight in Jasper


May 13, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. As he ran toward the western edge of Whistlers Mountain, Will Gadd’s bright red wing filled with air, May 9, lifting him into Jasper’s airspace to mark the inaugural paraglide in a Canadian national park. Gadd is well-known Canadian paraglider and ice climber, as well […]

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