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Banff National Park Issues its First-Ever Mountain Bike Guiding Permit

Posted on April 13th, 2021 by admin_amppe

AMPPE is pleased to congratulate Board member Clare McCann of Bikescape for being awarded Banff National Park’s first and only mountain bike guide permit.   Clare and her team at Bikescape are busily preparing programs for an expected onslaught of aspiring cyclists, “Three weeks isn’t a lot of notice during a pandemic, but we will […]

Cautious Optimism for Parks’ People Moving Strategy

Posted on March 12th, 2021 by admin_amppe

Last month Parks Canada asked AMPPE for feedback on its draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for a proposed Expert People-Moving Panel. The ToR describes the purpose of the panel to develop a long-term holistic transportation strategy. AMPPE has been consistent in calling on Parks Canada to develop a strategy to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas […]

Share your opinion: Banff Bow Valley Sustainable People Moving Framework Expert Advisory Panel

Posted on January 28th, 2021 by admin_amppe

Parks Canada is creating an expert panel to advise the Agency on the development of a long-term framework for the sustainable movement of visitors in the Bow Valley in Banff National Park. The expert panel will be guided by a Terms of Reference (ToR) document that describes the makeup of the group, their priorities, and […]

Newly launched: Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

Posted on January 28th, 2021 by admin_amppe

Yesterday, the Federal Government announced the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP). As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic including those in the tourism and hospitality industry and those that rely on in-person service. […]

AMPPE welcomes Tracy Lowe to the Board

Posted on December 16th, 2020 by admin_amppe

AMPPE is pleased to welcome Tracy Lowe to its Board of Directors. Tracy is the General Manager of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and brings over 25 years of international experience in the hospitality industry to the Board. Tracy has held a number of international positions including a previous position at the Chateau Lake Louise […]

AMPPE taking action for maintained park access

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by admin_amppe

With the new measures and restrictions imposed yesterday by the provincial government, AMPPE is taking decisive action to ensure that services and facilities within the Mountain Parks are maintained or even expanded to accommodate an expected surge in outdoor recreationalists.Simply put, the Mountain Parks have what Canadians need. While every effort must be taken to […]

Clare McCann welcomed to AMPPE Board of Directors

Posted on December 3rd, 2020 by admin_amppe

AMPPE is pleased to announce that local bicycle guru, Clare McCann has joined its Board of Directors. Local mountain bikers in Jasper and the Bow Valley may be familiar with Clare as she has spent countless hours supporting the mountain and fat bike communities. Clare, through her involvement in the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance […]

Update on Park Management Planning

Posted on November 6th, 2020 by admin_amppe

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parks Canada had to postpone formal consultations on the 2020 Park Management Plan earlier this year. While formal consultations have not yet been resumed, AMPPE will be meeting with the Superintendents of the Banff and Lake Louise Field Units this month to get an update on the plan.  AMPPE was […]

New panel on visitor movement and experience in Banff National Park

Posted on November 4th, 2020 by admin_amppe

This afternoon, Parks Canada announced that it will create an expert panel to advise the Agency on the development of a long-term framework for the sustainable movement of visitors in the Bow Valley in Banff National Park. READ THE FULL STORY This is welcome news and further proof that AMPPE’s efforts are working. AMPPE has been calling […]

Parks Canada spending icefields trail money outside Jasper National Park

Posted on February 26th, 2019 by admin_amppe

By Craig Gilbert, The Fitzhugh, 14/02/19. Rare stallions on Sable Island, a national park reserve off the coast of Nova Scotia. Parks Canada is using money earmarked for a trail in Jasper National Park to clean the tiny island up. | Paul Gierszewski/from Wikimedia Commons photo. Surprise and disappointment took hold alongside the frigid cold […]