Sunshine to offer new lift up to snowy climbs


September 10, 2014 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Sunshine Village will be getting quite literally the “hottest” chairlifts in Canada next winter. Construction of a high-speed quad chairlift complete with heated seats, footrests and protective orange bubbles is currently underway at the ski resort. The multi-million dollar infrastructure will replace the existing […]

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Kootenay National Park gets funding to reduce wildlife collisions on Hwy 93 S


August 27, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. It’s a busy mountain road with frequent wildlife-vehicle collisions, but a plan to fence another stretch of Highway 93 South aims to improve safety for both motorists and animals. On Wednesday, federal officials announced $9.6 million to build four wildlife crossing structures and fence another […]

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Parks Canada challenged in court to fold tents on Maligne Lake cabin concept


August 28, 2014 – The Canadian Press. Story by Bob Weber. Parks Canada is being challenged in court over its decision to consider a proposal for overnight accommodation at a popular lake in Jasper National Park. By not ruling out a plan for 15 tent cabins at Maligne Lake, the superintendent has rewritten the park’s […]

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Positive results from collaboration in Jasper


August 27, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. One year ago, a partnership was born. It was one that broke down walls, opened doors and brought together members of the municipality, Parks Canada, Tourism Jasper, the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce, Marmot Basin and the Jasper Hotel Association. The goal: to come up […]

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Increased bear reporting to continue in Banff


August 28, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small. It’s been a wildly abnormal year for human/bear interactions in Banff National Park – with more grizzly contact cases expected this fall. Banff National Park has surged past 1,000 wildlife occurrences to date in 2014; they range from elk lumbering along the shoulder of […]

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Organizer says GranFondo can define Banff


August 28, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. In the twilight of the third annual GranFondo Banff, the president of RBC GranFondo wants his ride to become a fixture in the Banff community for the next 50 years, and says it will help define Banff in the eyes of the cycling world. […]

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GranFondo to take over Banff roads


August 20, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Aaraksh Siwakoti. The “Big Ride” is coming to Banff on Saturday, as 1,500 participants get ready to journey the 152-kilometre scenic course in beautiful Banff National Park. A unique take on the popular gran fondo mass cycling event, the RBC GranFondo is the only one to […]

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Tourism re-focusing on the American market


July 24, 2014 – Pique News Magazine. Story by Clare Ogilvie. This week more than 500 top business and political leaders from the Pacific Northwest gathered in Whistler to talk about everything from LNG to invasive species. It is the first time the PNWER (Pacific North West Economic Region) Summit has been back to the […]

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Jasper inches closer to new tourism brand


August 20, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Come November, Jasper will be sporting a new and improved brand. It will be one that evokes an emotional response and resonates with active explorers, who are ready for an epic wilderness adventure. That’s the goal, anyway. “We’re drilling down to what Jasper is,” said […]

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Conservation officers in Banff busy responding to two dozen calls per day


August 14, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. At the height of this year’s busy bear season in the mountain parks, resource conservation officers in Banff were responding to as many as 24 calls in a single day. From mid-April to early July, wildlife officers were going non-stop during daylight hours to deal […]

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ADB recommends gondola improvements


August 14, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cole Carruthers. Plans for redevelopment of the Sulphur Mountain Gondola operation received a conditional recommendation on July 31. At a presentation at Parks’ administration building, Brewster Travel Canada’s president David McKenna and Brewster project architect John Souleles outlined redevelopment plans for the upper terminal. After the […]

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Ski Big 3 added to Mountain Collective pass


August 14, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. Aspen. Jackson Hole. Mammoth. Whistler. The names are some of the most iconic in North American skiing. Now, thanks to a new deal between Ski Big Three and the Mountain Collective Ski Pass, you can add Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine. Ski Big 3 […]

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