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 […]

1 year, 4 months ago
Read More


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 […]

1 year, 4 months ago
Read More


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 […]

1 year, 4 months ago
Read More


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 […]

1 year, 4 months ago
Read More


Valley Mayors Repeat Calls for Province to Help Tourism Communities


Economic Development a Challenge in Mountain Towns

1 year, 4 months ago
Read More


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 […]

1 year, 4 months ago
Read More


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, 5 months ago
Read More


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, 5 months ago
Read More


Cycling trail in Canadian Rockies is a brilliant idea, so why the big fuss?


May 1, 2017 – The Treehugger. Story by Katherine Martinko.  A proposed trail linking Banff and Jasper is being criticized for potential environmental damage. Never mind the thousands of cars that travel the same route each day. Parks Canada has come up with a fantastic idea that will make every cyclist’s heart leap for joy. […]

1 year, 5 months ago
Read More


Lobbying group behind mysterious Icefields Trail website


April 26, 2017 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke.  A federally registered lobbying organization with ties to some of the biggest businesses and organizations in Banff National Park recently launched a slick new website in support of the proposed Icefields Trail project. The website claims to be backed by a group called the “Icefields […]

1 year, 5 months ago
Read More


First Bison Calf Born in Banff’s Backcountry in over 140 Years


April 22, 2017 – Parks Canada Agency. On April 22 (Earth Day), 2017, the first bison calf was born in Banff’s backcountry in over 140 years. Parks Canada anticipates that as many as 10 calves will be born throughout the end of April and May 2017. To minimize disturbance on the recently reintroduced and still […]

1 year, 5 months ago
Read More


10 pro tips for making the most of Parks Canada places in 2017


April 2017 – Parks Canada Agency. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, admission to Parks Canada places will be free throughout 2017 and we expect more visitors will want to experience Canada’s amazing national treasures than ever before! To have the best time possible during this special busy year, here are 10 tips to make the […]

1 year, 5 months ago
Read More


SHARE YOUR #AMPPE EXPERIENCE