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AMPPE Submission to the 2020 Draft Management Plan for Jasper

Posted on July 13th, 2021 by admin_amppe


Calls to extend winter closures in Jasper’s back country could hurt caribou more then it helps them

Posted on May 26th, 2021 by admin_amppe

“We also found no support for the hypothesis that high backcountry human use is directly related to the caribou decline. This is also important because it allows us to concentrate our efforts on management efforts that have a higher probability of recovering caribou”. 1 No one disputes the fact that Jasper’s caribou are in trouble. […]

Preliminary look at the Banff / Lake Louise draft Park Management Plan

Posted on May 15th, 2021 by admin_amppe

The much-anticipated drafts of the 2020 Park Management Plans have now been released to stakeholders and the public for feedback. These plans will guide decision-making within the Parks for the next 10 years. As such, it is imperative that we use the collective efforts of this organization to provide clear, targeted, and solutions-focused feedback. AMPPE […]

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 […]