Canmore hotel association exploring DMO options


September 22, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The demise of Canmore Business and Tourism this summer as the town’s destination marketing organization has triggered the need for a community conversation on how to provide that important economic development function into the future. As a result, the Canmore Hotel and Lodging Association […]

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Federal environment committee holds meetings in Banff and Jasper


September 20, 2016 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. BANFF — Some members of a federal environment committee are in Banff and Jasper this week on a fact-finding mission to learn what works — and what doesn’t work — in Canada’s national parks. From Monday to Wednesday, the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development is holding private meetings with […]

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Alberta bike conference to focus on building a cycling community


September 14, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Amanda Symynuk.  Bicycling enthusiasts will unite in Canmore this weekend to share ideas on the future of cycling in Alberta. The fourth annual Alberta Bikes Conference will showcase the best practices in cycle tourism and active transportation and provide participants with a better understanding of […]

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Tourism communities release economic impact study 


September 7, 2016, The Fitzhugh – Story by Kayla Byrne. In hopes that one day the provincial government might help tourism-based communities tap into additional financial resources, Jasper, Banff and Canmore have collaborated on a study, which documents both the positive impacts and challenges of servicing visitor volumes that far exceed resident population. “Tourism benefits the […]

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Government-run hot springs in the Rocky Mountains won’t be privatized


September 2, 2016 – The Canadian Press. The federal government says it won’t be privatizing three hot springs run by Parks Canada in the Rocky Mountains after all. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Friday that after extensive analysis the government has decided it’s in the best interest of Canadians for Parks Canada to continue to […]

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Fall 2016 Parks Canada updates


Trans-Canada Highway wildlife fence replacement and invasive plant control using herbicides on the Legacy Trail in Banff National Park On August 25, Parks Canada will commence work on replacing the majority of wildlife fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park from km 0-16 westbound and km 14-16 eastbound. Work on the fence is […]

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The new Chuck’s Steakhouse in Banff humming already


August 26, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by John Gilchrist. For more than three decades, Le Beaujolais ruled the corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street as Banff’s premier independent restaurant. So when owner Albert Moser decided to retire and sell the restaurant earlier this year, Mike Mendelman was quick to make an […]

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Johnson Lake site closed for the fish Whirling Disease


August 25, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook.  Popular Johnson Lake in Banff, closed by Parks Canada for stated fish management purposes last week, has now been confirmed as having been affected by Whirling Disease. On Tuesday (Aug. 23), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed whirling disease, a fish disease that affects salmonoids, in the […]

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Brewster opens sections of new Banff Gondola upper terminal


August 24, 2016 – Toronto Sun. Story by Daniel Katz.  The public got a sneak peek of Banff National Park’s newest tourist attraction this past weekend as the second and third floors of the Banff Gondola’s upper terminal finally opened after 12 months of extensive renovations. The second floor features the Above Banff interpretive gallery, containing kinetic […]

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Kananaskis Country Golf Course restoration: back on course for 2018 reopening


August 5, 2016 – Global News. Story by Kevin Smith. For the first time since the 2013 southern Alberta floods wiped out the Kananaskis Country Golf Course, green grass now graces the fairways of the provincial gem. For general manger Darren Robinson, who not only works on the course but lives on it, the sight […]

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Funding announcement benefits K-Country


August 18, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The province of Alberta has announced another $239 million in funding for the provincial parks system over the next five years. The funding announcement, said to offset historic underfunding, was made on Friday (Aug. 12) by Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips. “With […]

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Minister Bardish Chagger Named House Leader


August 19, 2016 – CBC News. Waterloo MP and Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger has been named the new government House Leader in a swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall. Chagger becomes the first woman to hold the position in Canadian history. “This is a tremendous opportunity. I have been involved in the […]

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