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AMPPE Hosts Ron Hallman, President and CEO of Parks Canada, for Fireside Chat

Posted on April 25th, 2024 by admin_amppe

“We don’t want to do it alone” – Andrew Campbell On April 9, to a packed room in Banff, President and CEO Ron Hallman reminded an audience of local politicians, industry leaders and environmental groups that 97% of Banff National Park remains a wilderness area with a robust wildlife population. Mr. Hallman made this remark […]

Hon. Chrystia Freeland Tables Budget Focused on Housing and Affordability Parks Funding Leans Away from Conservation

Posted on April 25th, 2024 by admin_amppe

Budget Highlights:  Funding amounts for Parks Canada don’t appear to have changed dramatically, in this budget. However,  Budget 2023 amounts were directed towards environmental protectionism, and Budget 2022 funded $55M for the Trans Canada trail (only a small part of the TC Trail goes through Banff and none in any other Mountain Parks). In comparison, […]

AMPPE Welcomes Jasper’s Lisa Darrah to the Board!

Posted on April 5th, 2024 by admin_amppe

AMPPE is beyond excited to welcome Lisa Darrah to the board. Lisa is a multi-talented individual with a diverse background in human resources, social work, business and community involvement. As the owner of Rockaboo Mountain Adventures, Lisa is passionate about helping outdoor enthusiasts explore the beauty of the mountains safely and with ecological integrity. In […]

Notes from the 2024 Banff Planning Forum

Posted on March 26th, 2024 by admin_amppe

AMPPE joined stakeholders and First Nations at Parks Canada’s annual Banff Planning Forum. Superintendents Rasheed and Masse requested input for the Lake Louise Community Plan and provided updates on the 2020 Banff Park Management Plan and 2024 priorities. Key highlights for members: Transit Visitor Use Management Infrastructure Improvement Lake Louise Area plan Updates on other […]

Lake Louise Road upgrades will not include bike lanes

Posted on February 26th, 2024 by admin_amppe

Lack of adequate funding for bike lanes to Canada’s most visited tourist destination On January 23, 2023, the federal government announced welcome funding for upgrades to Lake Louise Road in Banff National Park after repeated requests over decades. The upgrades announced were to accommodate improvements for emergency response, transit infrastructure, private vehicles, and cyclists. However, […]

Funding announced for transit in the Bow Valley

Posted on February 21st, 2024 by admin_amppe

People visiting and living in and around Banff will be better served with improvements to transit services as well as to notable local cultural and essential service buildings after a combined investment of more than $13 million from the federal government and municipal partners.   Read more

AMPPE fall advocacy trip priorities

Posted on October 12th, 2023 by admin_amppe

This fall, AMPPE will be heading to Ottawa again to bring members concerns to decision-makers. While Parks Canada is set on expanding the number of National Parks (including urban national parks) infrastructure is crumbling in existing parks and Field Units continue to see operational budgets shrink. In the 2023-24 budget, the Parks Canada Agency 2023-24, […]

Trudeau Cabinet Shuffle’s Impact on Alberta

Posted on August 3rd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Starved by the slow summer news cycles in Ottawa, political observers and media got their fill of news on July 26th when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made significant changes to his cabinet.  Few topics have been more speculated on since Canada’s parliament went on summer break than what a cabinet shuffle would look like. The […]

Improved trail infrastructure, education and reductions of unsanctioned trails cited as solutions to reduce impacts on grizzlies

Posted on June 29th, 2023 by admin_amppe

AMPPE recently attended a presentation and discussion on the hot-button topic of wildlife coexistence with recreation, particularly mountain biking, in the Bow Valley. We were keen to participate in this discussion that featured speakers from Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y), a wildlife biologist and the Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), as the Y2Y has […]

Icefields Parkway, and transportation remain top concerns in Jasper

Posted on May 24th, 2023 by admin_amppe

AMPPE held a workshop in Jasper on April 17, to identify members’ top concerns and ideas. While many issues were mentioned, members unanimously pointed to issues along Icefields Parkway as having the greatest impact on their businesses, recreational aspirations, and the town in general. Frustrations over avalanche and road maintenance, a lack of cell service, […]