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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, […]

Provincial Election Analysis from Global Public Affairs

Posted on May 24th, 2023 by admin_amppe

Beyond the Ballot:Alberta 2023 Election Update May 23, 2023 We have arrived at the final full week of the election campaign. Between now and election day, parties will be focused on getting their supporters to the ballot box for advanced polling. Here are insights into the politics and policy in this instalment of the Global […]

AMPPE welcomes Yamnnuska’s Tim Ricci to the Board

Posted on March 23rd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Tim moved to the mountain over 25 years ago and has not looked back since. With a deep passion for skiing and climbing you can find him out in the hills most days. Tim spent 14 seasons working as a ski patroller and avalanche forecaster at several Rockies ski resorts and worked as an ITP instructor for the […]

It’s a great start…Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks to get infrastructure upgrades

Posted on February 6th, 2023 by admin_amppe

Last month AMPPE was pleased to be present as Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, as he announced funding for infrastructure upgrades to the tune of $71 million. The funding that was announced last week is part of a larger $557M funding envelope that was released in November, 2022. […]

Expert advisory panel on moving people sustainably in Banff National Park

Posted on February 2nd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Moving people sustainably in Banff National Park is a key priority for Parks Canada, AMPPE and many other local stakeholders. AMPPE has provided much input to Parks Canada and its Expert Panel. We provided input on the Panel’s Terms and Conditions, content for the Panel’s research and now that the report is out for consultation […]

Moraine Lake Closure to Private Vehicles

Posted on February 2nd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Bow Valley residents, business owners and recreational groups learned in January that Parks Canada will be permanently closing Moraine Lake Road to private vehicles. WE know that Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Road have been facing increased pressure from visitation over the last couple of years and Parks Canada has indicated in the Park Management […]

Meet Stavros, another dedicated AMPPE Board Member!

Posted on January 5th, 2023 by admin_amppe

Stavros is a lifelong avid cyclist, skier and runner.  His passion for the outdoors has been reflected in his 20 years of volunteer work with the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance (BVMBA) where he can be found (mostly) skillfully using a polaski.  He has served in many other roles within Banff, and the province of […]

AMPPE’s AGM is January 11!

Posted on January 5th, 2023 by admin_amppe

Join us at the Lake Louise Recreation Centre or Zoom at 3:15 for a brief re-cap of AMPPE’s efforts in 2022 and for a look ahead to 2023. Here is a Zoom link: lease contact Debbie at or 587 335 0829 if you have any questions

Canada’s national parks must be accessible for all

Posted on November 7th, 2022 by admin_amppe

Banff National Park’s surprise move to include a separate visitor management plan in its final draft of the 2020 Park Management Plan causes considerable concern for recreationalists, businesses, and other users in the Mountain National Parks. Imposing restrictions on access will create exclusive experiences only for a small subset of visitors. The Association for Mountain […]

Welcome to AMPPE’s latest Board Member, Matthew Decore!

Posted on November 7th, 2022 by admin_amppe

Matthew Decore grew up working summers at his parent’s hotels in Jasper and Banff where he also rediscovered his love of cycling. At the completion of his political science undergrad, Matthew embarked on an odyssey of full-time mountain bike, road and cyclo-cross racing. In 2002, he competed for Canada’s National team on projects such as […]