Parking ban to be imposed in 2017 on Sunshine Village access road


November 23, 2016 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz.  Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort says they are “shocked and dismayed” that Parks Canada is prohibiting parking along the Sunshine access road beginning next fall. Last week, Parks sent a letter to the resort stating they are implementing a parking ban on […]

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Learning about mountains 101


November 23, 2016 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Imagine learning about mountains from the summit of the Matterhorn in Switzerland or studying the effects of global warming while standing on the Athabasca Glacier. University of Alberta students learn how glaciers carve out and sculpt the mountain landscape in the Purcell Mountains. Submitted photo Well, […]

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Can the Selfie Generation Unplug and Get Into Parks?


National Geographic. Story by Timothy Egan and Casey Egan. Photographs by Corey Arnold. A father and son raft down the Grand Canyon and hike in Joshua Tree, revealing the rewards that millennials can find in our most treasured places. At Lees Ferry, Arizona, the launch point for a raft trip down the basement of the continent, not a disheartening […]

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Alberta Parks key part of tourism attraction goals


November 17, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert.  Kananaskis Country is a jewel – a large expanse of wilderness area preserved in its natural state for the enjoyment and use of outdoor enthusiasts and as a key habitat area for iconic species like grizzly bear and moose. It is also a provincially […]

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Mayor meets with Parks officials on Parking


November 10, 2016 – Rocky Mountain outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  Banff’s mayor has taken her lobbying efforts all the way to the minister in charge of Parks Canada in hopes of getting park-and-ride lots to deal with anticipated soaring visitation for 2017 and beyond. Unsatisfied with responses from local Parks Canada officials, Mayor Karen […]

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Rex Murphy at the 2016 AMPPE Gala


Friday, November 4th –  Fairmont Banff Springs. AMPPE was thrilled to host CBC’s Rex Murphy presented by Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort at our annual fundraising Gala on November 4th, 2016. It was a pleasure to listen to the inspiring speech highlighting the importance of our national parks.   2016 AMPPE Gala November 4th Featuring Rex Murphy […]

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Not everyone pleased with free entry into Banff National Park for Canada’s 150th


November 2, 2016 – Global News. Story by Sarrah Offin. Concerns are being raised in Banff National Park about how increased tourism is expected to impact businesses, infrastructure and wildlife in the coming year. WATCH ABOVE: Starting January 1st Parks Canada is waiving all gate entrance fees-to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. But as a Jayme […]

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Banff’s mayor blasts Parks on 2017 free passes


October 27, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Banff’s mayor has fired a shot at Parks Canada for failing to come to the table with real solutions on how to handle increased visitation and traffic next year when entry to Banff National Park is free. Getting nowhere with local Parks Canada managers […]

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Alberta Tourism Excellence Recognized at the 2016 Alto Awards


October 25, 2016 – Travel Alberta. Outstanding tourism operators from communities across Alberta were recognized for excellence at Alberta’s 2016 Alto Awards. Tourism is big business in Alberta, an $8.3 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and 127,000 jobs in every region of the province. Announced at Travel Alberta’s annual industry conference on October 24, […]

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Parks Canada takes control of Glacier Park Lodge


October 19, 2016 – Revelstoke Review. Story by Alex Cooper . The long legal battle over Glacier Park Lodge is over. Parks Canada announced today that is has taken sole responsibility for the hotel and neighbouring gas station at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. The hotel has been closed since 2012, its future embroiled in a […]

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BLLT gets six-year, $34 million contract renewal


October 13, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Town of Banff is sole sourcing a six-year contract to the tune of more than $34 million to Banff Lake Louise Tourism to promote Banff National Park. On Tuesday (Oct. 11), council directed administration to sole source the contract for destination marketing services, […]

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Brewster opens gondola terminal after construction project


October 13, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert.  Brewster Travel Canada has officially reopened its gondola terminal at the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff after a 13-month, $26 million redevelopment project. Brewster has been operating the Banff Gondola since 1980, including the terminal on top of the mountain peak and it […]

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