Sunshine calls on public in parking battle


April 19, 2017 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Michele Jarvie.  Three years after losing a court battle over parking restrictions, Sunshine Village Ski Resort is going back to court — and this time it’s asking the public to get behind its dispute with Parks Canada. The resort has filed for a judicial review […]

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New Visitor Reception Centre for Waterton Lakes National Park


March 7, 2017 – Parks Canada Agency In July 2015, the Government of Canada announced significant investments for Waterton Lakes National Park totalling $107.5 million. $7.6 million was identified for a new Visitor Reception Centre (VRC) for the park as part of this investment program. Based on a review of a range of options for […]

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Icefields Trail Project (North): Call to Action


April 2017 Parks Canada is exploring the creation of an environmentally-friendly bike and walking pathway from the Columbia Icefield to Jasper.  The Government of Canada announced funding for a proposed recreational trail project with Budget 2016. The project concept arises from the Icefields Parkway Strategic Concept (2009) which was guided by a steering committee with […]

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Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development releases parliamentary report


TAKING ACTION TODAY: ESTABLISHING PROTECTED AREAS FOR CANADA’S FUTURE Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (Abridged for relevance to mountain parks) Author: Deborah Schulte Chair Recommendation # 28: The Committee recommends that Parks Canada Agency adhere to existing limits placed on development as outlined in legislation or in management plans, guidelines […]

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Wolves increase travel between valley towns


March 30, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Wolf activity increased slightly this winter around the periphery of Canmore where a wary Banff wolf pack has been travelling and hunting. The Fairholme wolf pack is seldom seen, but remote cameras in Canmore and GPS collar data from Parks Canada show the pack […]

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Parks Canada releases info and requests feedback on Icefields Trail Proposal


About the Icefields Trail The Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the world, offering visitors vistas of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, glacier-fed rivers and lakes. It also provides an opportunity to glimpse some notable Rocky Mountain wildlife, such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep, wolves, black bears and eagles. As part of […]

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Province announces funding to pave highway to the Castle


March 29, 2017 – The Lethbridge Herald. Story by Dave Mabell. A paved highway and a fresh water supply will soon welcome visitors to the Castle Mountain Resort and the province’s new Castle River provincial parks. Engineers’ planning for $20-million worth of projects will begin shortly, says Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips. Paving Highway 774 […]

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Budget 2017: Survey of Impacts on the Tourism Economy


Federal Budget 2017 TIAC has put together the following list of industry relevant items from the federal budget released on March 22nd. For more details on any of these items, please follow this link to the website. Marketing: $37.5 million allocated to permanent funding to Destination Canada (raising overall base funding to $95.5 million/year) Aboriginal Tourism […]

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Bears emerging from dens


March 23, 2017 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Boss is back. Bear 122, the dominant male grizzly of the area, was spotted along Bow Valley Parkway near Castle Mountain on Wednesday (March 22) – the first confirmed grizzly bear sighting of the year in Banff National Park. Each spring, he […]

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Avalanche threat reaching historic levels


March 23, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  An historic avalanche cycle, which led to the deaths of two American tourists who were out snowshoeing in Banff National Park last week, has prompted a warning for outdoor enthusiasts to keep out of avalanche terrain. Massive natural slides ran everywhere throughout the national […]

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Infrastructure investment tops $376 million


March 22, 2017 – The Jasper Fitzhugh.  For as long as Jasper has existed, blaming Parks Canada for the town’s woes has become part and parcel with living in our tiny mountain community. For many it’s as common as talking about the weather or discussing what you had for lunch. For others it’s become a […]

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Open house for Icefields bike trail set


March 16, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. As Parks Canada gets public feedback on an $87 million paved bike trail along the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield, the federal agency is also gearing for a plan to extend the trail to Lake Louise. Parks Canada officials say, based […]

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