Joint funding for new event specialist in Jasper


October 15, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Tourism Jasper has joined forces – and funds – with Parks Canada to create a brand new position that will enhance the park’s experiential tourism offer and ease some of the pain associated with planning events and festivals in Jasper. On Oct. 9, the two […]

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Tourism marketing bigwigs coming to Canmore


October 15, 2014 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Justin Parsons. Some of the heaviest hitters in the tourism marketing industry are coming to Canmore next month, and Canmore Business and Tourism wants to take the opportunity to show off the best the town has to offer — in particular, Elevation Place. The 27th annual […]

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Dozens of wildlife killed on highways, railways in mountain parks this year


October 13, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. It’s officially been a rough year for wildlife on highways and railways in the mountain parks. From January to October 6, a total of 11 bears — including a grizzly — have been struck and killed in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks. In addition, […]

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Flood-damaged Legacy Trail reopens to public


October 09, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small. Bow Valley outdoor fanatics can rejoice as areas along Legacy Trail and Cascade Ponds have reopened for recreational usage, including the addition of new bridges and a revived aquatic habitat. Flood affected areas near the east entrance of the Town of Banff were repaired […]

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New name and more money announced for avalanche safety group


October 02, 2014 – Calgary Sun. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Canada’s public avalanche safety organization received a new name and some additional funding on Thursday. During a presentation at the Banff Centre, the Canadian Avalanche Centre announced that it was changing its name to Avalanche Canada. “With a new name Avalanche Canada will carry on […]

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Wolf hit and injured on Trans-Canada Highway


October 2, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz.  A wolf, believed to be an adult member of the famed Bow Valley pack, has been hit and injured on the Trans-Canada Highway. Around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, resource conservation officers from Lake Louise were called to the Bath Creek area on Highway 1 for […]

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Cougar killed on Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho


September 25, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Dave Whitfield. A young female cougar was struck and killed on the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park, Thursday (Sept. 18). According to Brianne Burley, human-wildlife conflict specialist for Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, the sub-adult female was hit in the early hours near […]

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Banff National Park had a ‘heck of a summer’


September 25, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. With summer officially over, early visitor numbers show that Banff National Park bounced back stronger than ever from last year’s historic flooding. Officials with Parks Canada said statistics until the end of July show a 15 per cent increase in the number of visitors through […]

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AWG sustainability targets special events


September 25, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The 2014 Alberta Winter Games may have left behind a financial legacy for the communities of Canmore and Banff, but organizers also want to leave a legacy of sustainability for all special events in the Bow Valley. The games’ sustainability committee successfully incorporated waste […]

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New Canadians learn to camp in Jasper


September 24, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. As bright yellow tents popped up around Marmot Meadows, Sept. 19, a 16-month-old baby crawled through the maze of tent pegs and guylines, checking out the scene. That night would be her first time sleeping outdoors, and it would be the first time for her […]

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Too late to save grizzlies at Dead Man’s Flats


September 23, 2014 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Justin Parsons. A 100-metre stretch of wildlife fencing is now in place near the area of Trans-Canada Highway where two grizzly bear cubs were killed last week. The two male cubs were less than a year old and were found deceased on the off-ramp of the […]

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AMPPE welcomes co-speakers for Gala event


September 23, 2014. BANFF, AB. – The Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment (AMPPE) will welcome featured special guests The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and The Honourable Blake Richards, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus, as co-presenters at their annual […]

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