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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Environmental, pro-tourism groups clash over development


October 12, 2016 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Twelve of Canada’s largest environmental groups issued a joint statement calling on the federal government to prohibit any future development in Canada’s national parks–but not everyone agrees. The group—which includes the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the David Suzuki Foundation—met with Parks Canada […]

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Call to Action: Tourism Labour Shortage


October 12, 2016 – TIAC. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources (HUMA) has released its report and recommendations to the Labour Minister proposing changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Key recommendations pertaining to tourism include: Maintaining the TFW cap at 20%, but with exemptions for employers in resort, remote and/or seasonal regions; Creating […]

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Banff Gondola soars to greater heights with new summit experience


October 07, 2016 – Calgary Herald.  Story by Valerie Fortney. “Trust me, normally the view is quite breathtaking.” On Thursday morning, Mark Hendrikse is staying upbeat despite the kind of socked-in clouds that bring to mind a Dickens novel set in London’s dockyards. Standing on a platform in the upper terminal of the Banff Gondola […]

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