Jan. 31 Deadline for Feedback on Jasper Recreational Guidelines


To ensure that it was meeting visitor needs and remaining relevant to Canadians, Parks Canada approved a number of new recreational activities for national parks in 2010, including those with guided interpretive elements, which includes aerial parks, canopy tours, via ferrata and zip-lines (but not as a stand-alone activity); mountain biking; hang-gliding and paragliding; community […]

6 years, 9 months ago
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Woodland Caribou herds to be re-stocked with Captive Breeding Program


Government of Canada Announces Woodland Caribou Captive Breeding Partnering Arrangement between Parks Canada, BC Government and Calgary Zoo Innovative project a cornerstone of Parks Canada’s Conservation Strategy for Southern Mountain Caribou in Canada’s National Parks Calgary, Alberta – November 25, 2011 –On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for […]

6 years, 9 months ago
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Bow Valley Parkway changes announced


BANFF, ALBERTA, December 8, 2011 – Parks Canada has announced a suite of enhanced environmental protection, visitor experience and educational actions along the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park. Once implemented, these actions will ensure that the ecologically and culturally rich Bow Valley Parkway area is a productive environment for wildlife and a world-class […]

6 years, 9 months ago
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Parks to study income generation


By Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook — Parks Canada is commissioning a $50,000 study to identify new revenue sources to support its existing operations and enhance visitor experience in Canada’s national parks and historic sites. The revenue-generating study comes at a time the Harper government has ordered all federal government departments to slash five to […]

6 years, 9 months ago
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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, 9 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 […]

7 years, 9 days 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 […]

7 years, 1 month ago
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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 […]

7 years, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 3 months 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, 4 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, 5 months ago
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