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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AMPPE Presents: 1950’s Hollywood in the Mountains


FEATURING CANADIAN COMMENTATOR AND AUTHOR  REX MURPHY! AMPPE is excited to announce our 16th Annual Fundraising Gala: Hollywood in the Mountains. Inspired by the era of the 1950’s silver screen, the Gala will be held in the elegant and historic Alberta Ballroom at Fairmont Banff Springs on Friday, November 4th, 2016. Whether filming a movie or […]

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Alberta plans to restore caribou habitat disturbed by industrial use


October 1, 2016 – CBC News. Story by Kyle Muzyka. The Alberta government is going ahead with its plan to restore habitat in two swaths of caribou rangeland that were previously disturbed by decades of industrial use. The provincial government plans to work over the next five years with the oil and gas industry to […]

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AMPPE meets with the Federal Environment Committee


AMPPE was recently invited to present to the Federal Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development, made up of eight Members of Parliament and two environmental analysts. The Committee has been tasked with undertaking a study in order to make recommendations in relation to the following matters: An assessment of how the full range of federal […]

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