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Jun
09

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.  [ Read More ]

Jun
09

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  [ Read More ]

Jun
09

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  [ Read More ]

Jun
08

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  [ Read More ]

Jun
08

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  [ Read More ]

Jun
08

Economic Development a Challenge in Mountain Towns

May
31

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  [ Read More ]

May
16

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  [ Read More ]

May
16

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  [ Read More ]

May
03

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.  [ Read More ]

Apr
28

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  [ Read More ]

Apr
26

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  [ Read More ]



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