Parkway restriction to protect wildlife


Photo by Craig Douce, story by Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook A 17-kilometre section of the scenic Bow Valley Parkway will be off limits to people overnight each spring to protect sensitive wildlife and critical habitat, beginning in 2013. Parks Canada last week announced a mandatory seasonal evening travel restriction on the east end of […]

6 years, 7 months ago
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Michelle Rempel to headline AMPPE fundraiser Oct. 29


Michelle Rempel, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, will be the keynote speaker at the Oct. 29 AMPPE fundraising dinner at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This is the 11th annual AMPPE (The Association for Mountain Parks, Protection & Enjoyment) fundraiser, a prestigious event attended by more than 200 of the tourism industry’s […]

6 years, 10 months ago
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Upcoming Gala Dinner


“The Haunting at The Castle” – a celebration of historic ghosts of the Canadian Rockies, is the theme for the 2011 AMPPE fundraiser at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 for spine-tingling fun in the Van Horne Ballroom, with live music and dancing to the Bow Valley’s favourite party band TR3.There’ll be […]

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The Limits to Growth


Copyright – Alberta Venture | Western Business Insight – http://albertaventure.com – by Annalise Klingbeil ****   Tangle Ridge Viewpoint is a pullout stretching 500 metres along the west side of the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park. It has parking for 60 vehicles, and three viewpoints where tourists take in the spectacular mountain views. If […]

6 years, 11 months ago
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Helping to keep bears off tracks


Story By Larissa Barlow, The Banff Crag & Canyon. A research symposium to bring together the brightest minds in bear management and transportation safety will be held in Banff this September as part of Parks Canada’s and Canadian Pacific’s plan to reduce bear deaths on the train tracks. Announced on Tuesday Aug. 9, it’s part […]

7 years, 4 days ago
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Royals grab rustic “R and R” at Skoki Lodge


  Photo: (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) Story by The Canadian Press.   Prince William and Kate escaped the royal tour floodlights to slip away to Skoki Lodge, a backcountry lodge in Banff National Park so remote and rustic that it normally doesn’t have electricity or running water. During the summer, the meadows surrounding Skoki Lodge are […]

7 years, 1 month ago
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Parks Canada celebrates 100 years of world-class conservation and further protects historic grasslands


Photo: Environment Minister Peter Kent with AMPPE Executive Director Monica Andreeff and Parks Canada CEO Alan Latourelle. WWF International marks occasion by honouring Parks Canada with Gift to the Earth award for outstanding conservation achievements.   Ottawa, Ontario, May 19, 2011 – The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada […]

7 years, 2 months ago
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Parks Canada faces climb of the Century


By John Allemang, Globe & Mail, May 14, 2011 Millions of Canadians have never set foot in the country’s wondrous national parks, and that’s the problem. Or is it? To a conservationist, the tension between man and nature has never been greater: Parks were created to be enjoyed but also to be protected, and it’s […]

7 years, 2 months ago
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Local artist designs stamp for Parks Canada’s 100th year


By Deborah Tetley, Calgary Herald; With Files From Colette Derworiz, May 11, 2011 Cramming 100 years of history, breathtaking landscapes, wildlife and cultural diversity onto a canvas the size of a postage stamp isn’t easy, but a local designer has it licked. For the eighth time, Tim Nokes has been commissioned by Canada Post to […]

7 years, 3 months ago
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TripAdvisor: Banff National Park Rated # 1 in Canada!


  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (May 4, 2011) – The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best Destinations Awards have just been released for 2011 – and Banff National Park is rated # 1 amongst the Top 25 Destinations in Canada. Winners are determined by a combination of TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index and through the unbiased opinions […]

7 years, 3 months ago
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Wildrose MP Blake Richards to defend his seat


Story by  Justin Brisbane, Rocky Mountain Outlook. File photo: Rocky Mountain Outlook www.rmoutlook.com Blake Richards is proof nice guys don’t always finish last. In the case of the Airdrie native, they actually win once in a while. Richards, 36, will defend his seat in the May 2 federal election in the Wild Rose electoral district. […]

7 years, 4 months ago
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Wolf pack copes with losses, Parks Canada continues projects


By Corrie DiManno, The Banff Crag & Canyon   Despite losing another member at the beginning of the month, Parks officials say the Bow Valley wolf pack is coping and continuing to travel together. “Wolves are pretty dynamic, and the pack size fluctuates a lot throughout the year,” Jesse Whittington, a wildlife biologist with Parks […]

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