Parking restrictions Enacted by Parks Canada at Key Tourist Areas in Banff – Plan Ahead


June 21st, 2017 – Crag and Canyon – If you are looking to visit Lake Minnewanka, Johnston Canyon, Bourgeau or Red Earth you better plan ahead. This week, Parks Canada began implementing roadside parking restrictions at day use and trailhead areas, citing “safety of visitors and wildlife” as the main reason. No parking and stopping […]

11 months, 1 day ago
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Update on Yoho Valley Road to Takakkaw Falls – Opening Tomorrow Saturday, June 24th


What is happening? Parks Canada highway crews have now cleared the road and the Yoho Valley Road to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park will open tomorrow, June 24, 2017. Why is this important? Though the Yoho Valley Road is opening, snow is still present in high altitude areas of the mountain national parks. We […]

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Status Update: Yoho Valley Road to Takakkaw Falls Late Opening


What is happening? Due to  larger than average avalanche debris on the upper Yoho Valley Road we are unable to open this area of Yoho National Park at this time.  Parks Canada staff are working hard to assess and remove the debris. We appreciate your patience, the upper Yoho Valley Road will open when it […]

11 months, 3 days ago
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Parks Canada Releases Summary from 19th Annual Banff Planning Forum


June 7, 2017 – Parks Canada –  The summary report from the 19th Annual Banff Planning Forum held February 9-10, 2017 has been released. AMPPE was one of the key stakeholders invited to attend and was an active participant in the two days of discussion, storytelling and planning for the future of Banff National Park. […]

11 months, 15 days ago
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Decision to Restore Three Sisters Campground to Pre-flood Condition in Bow Valley Provincial Park


June 8, 2017 – In 2013, heavy rains in southern Alberta caused flooding along the Bow River that resulted in damage to facilities in the Kananaskis Region, including the Three Sisters campground. As a result of flood damage, Alberta Parks proposed to remove Three Sisters campground infrastructure and establish a day use facility at the […]

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Province marks Tourism Week and record numbers


June 3, 2017 – Travel Alberta -Newly released data from the Alberta Tourism Market Monitor shows the province’s national parks experienced record visitation in 2016 – the highest since 2004 – and the Alberta Resorts region also set a record high occupancy rate last year. Banff welcomed about four million visitors (including group tours), up […]

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Changes to Fishing Regulations in the Mountain National Parks and Closures in response to Whirling Disease in Banff National Park


What’s happening? ·        In an effort to reduce the impacts of whirling disease (WD), which is not harmful to humans but can have significant effects on some fish populations, Parks Canada has made significant changes to its Mountain Park Fishing Regulations. This includes catch and release angling only within Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks with […]

11 months, 16 days ago
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Letter: Treat Banff Operations as in Other National Parks


Rocky Mountain Outlook Letter to the Editor by AMPPE Board Member Crosbie Cotton regarding Sunshine Parking Solutions: When congestion recently became a problem impacting the quality of the visitor experience at La Mauricie National Park in Quebec, Parks Canada’s ecologist team leader determined “two new parking lots will be added to the infrastructures of St-Mathieu-du-Parc […]

11 months, 16 days ago
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Valley Mayors Repeat Calls for Province to Help Tourism Communities


Economic Development a Challenge in Mountain Towns

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Parks Canada Important Area Closure Bulletin: Lake Minnewanka


If you are headed out hiking, biking or camping near Banff please take note of this important closure in the region: Minnewanka: Stewart Canyon to the east Park Boundary Closure WHAT: Pursuant to Section 36(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the following area is closed to all traffic […]

11 months, 24 days ago
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Latest Great Divide Traverse honours 50th anniversary of trek


May 10, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. Considered the greatest ski traverse in North America, the journey from Jasper to Lake Louise across the Great Divide has reached mythic proportions since Chic Scott, Charlie Locke, Don Gardner and Neil Liske originally completed it 50 years ago. Now, another Canmorite can add his […]

1 year, 8 days ago
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Transportation options for Banff National Park in summer 2017


Friday May 12, 2017 Parks Canada is leading a coordinated approach to make it easier to visit Banff National Park car-free this summer. This summer, visitors can travel from Calgary to visit Lake Minnewanka, Lake Louise and the Town of Banff all without a car. Why? New transit options will allow more visitors to experience […]

1 year, 8 days ago
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