Cycling trail in Canadian Rockies is a brilliant idea, so why the big fuss?


May 1, 2017 – The Treehugger. Story by Katherine Martinko.  A proposed trail linking Banff and Jasper is being criticized for potential environmental damage. Never mind the thousands of cars that travel the same route each day. Parks Canada has come up with a fantastic idea that will make every cyclist’s heart leap for joy. […]

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Lobbying group behind mysterious Icefields Trail website


April 26, 2017 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke.  A federally registered lobbying organization with ties to some of the biggest businesses and organizations in Banff National Park recently launched a slick new website in support of the proposed Icefields Trail project. The website claims to be backed by a group called the “Icefields […]

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First Bison Calf Born in Banff’s Backcountry in over 140 Years


April 22, 2017 – Parks Canada Agency. On April 22 (Earth Day), 2017, the first bison calf was born in Banff’s backcountry in over 140 years. Parks Canada anticipates that as many as 10 calves will be born throughout the end of April and May 2017. To minimize disturbance on the recently reintroduced and still […]

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10 pro tips for making the most of Parks Canada places in 2017


April 2017 – Parks Canada Agency. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, admission to Parks Canada places will be free throughout 2017 and we expect more visitors will want to experience Canada’s amazing national treasures than ever before! To have the best time possible during this special busy year, here are 10 tips to make the […]

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Parks shuttle service to Lake Louise planned


April 20, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  Parks Canada plans to have a free shuttle service between Banff and Lake Louise this summer, as well as the Minnewanka Loop, to deal with anticipated traffic and congestion nightmares in the national park. The federal agency has put out two requests for proposal […]

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Sunshine calls on public in parking battle


April 19, 2017 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Michele Jarvie.  Three years after losing a court battle over parking restrictions, Sunshine Village Ski Resort is going back to court — and this time it’s asking the public to get behind its dispute with Parks Canada. The resort has filed for a judicial review […]

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New Visitor Reception Centre for Waterton Lakes National Park


March 7, 2017 – Parks Canada Agency In July 2015, the Government of Canada announced significant investments for Waterton Lakes National Park totalling $107.5 million. $7.6 million was identified for a new Visitor Reception Centre (VRC) for the park as part of this investment program. Based on a review of a range of options for […]

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Icefields Trail Project (North): Call to Action


April 2017 Parks Canada is exploring the creation of an environmentally-friendly bike and walking pathway from the Columbia Icefield to Jasper.  The Government of Canada announced funding for a proposed recreational trail project with Budget 2016. The project concept arises from the Icefields Parkway Strategic Concept (2009) which was guided by a steering committee with […]

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Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development releases parliamentary report


TAKING ACTION TODAY: ESTABLISHING PROTECTED AREAS FOR CANADA’S FUTURE Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (Abridged for relevance to mountain parks) Author: Deborah Schulte Chair Recommendation # 28: The Committee recommends that Parks Canada Agency adhere to existing limits placed on development as outlined in legislation or in management plans, guidelines […]

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Wolves increase travel between valley towns


March 30, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Wolf activity increased slightly this winter around the periphery of Canmore where a wary Banff wolf pack has been travelling and hunting. The Fairholme wolf pack is seldom seen, but remote cameras in Canmore and GPS collar data from Parks Canada show the pack […]

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Parks Canada releases info and requests feedback on Icefields Trail Proposal


About the Icefields Trail The Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the world, offering visitors vistas of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, glacier-fed rivers and lakes. It also provides an opportunity to glimpse some notable Rocky Mountain wildlife, such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep, wolves, black bears and eagles. As part of […]

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Province announces funding to pave highway to the Castle


March 29, 2017 – The Lethbridge Herald. Story by Dave Mabell. A paved highway and a fresh water supply will soon welcome visitors to the Castle Mountain Resort and the province’s new Castle River provincial parks. Engineers’ planning for $20-million worth of projects will begin shortly, says Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips. Paving Highway 774 […]

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