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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Kootenay taking steps to protect Hwy 93 wildlife


May 14, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Motorists travelling through Kootenay National Park can expect to see reduced speed limits and no-stopping zones this spring and summer in a bid to protect wildlife at the side of the road. Parks Canada wildlife experts say spring arrived early in the valley bottoms […]

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Tour of Alberta cyclists to finish Stage 3 at Miette Hot Springs


May 06, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. After pedalling a grueling 165 kms from Grande Cache, Tour of Alberta cyclists will test their endurance with a 17-km hill climb to the top of Miette Road, Sept. 4. Last week, the Tour of Alberta announced Miette Hot Springs as the Stage 3 finish […]

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Spaces shared with grizzlies to be mapped in Kananaskis Country


May 13, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Scientists hope that GPS trackers will help us understand bear-human interactions in the Kananaskis frontcountry. A new study conducted by PhD student Cheryl Hojnowski from the University of California — Berkley aims to get a clearer picture of how humans and bears […]

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Flyers eyeing Banff airspace will have to wait


May 14, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. Paragliders and hang gliders wanting to take flights in iconic Banff National Park will have to wait at least another two years for a decision on whether or not those activities will be allowed. Jasper National Park has announced several new recreational activities are […]

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