Helping to keep bears off tracks


Story By Larissa Barlow, The Banff Crag & Canyon. A research symposium to bring together the brightest minds in bear management and transportation safety will be held in Banff this September as part of Parks Canada’s and Canadian Pacific’s plan to reduce bear deaths on the train tracks. Announced on Tuesday Aug. 9, it’s part […]

6 years, 10 months ago
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Royals grab rustic “R and R” at Skoki Lodge


  Photo: (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) Story by The Canadian Press.   Prince William and Kate escaped the royal tour floodlights to slip away to Skoki Lodge, a backcountry lodge in Banff National Park so remote and rustic that it normally doesn’t have electricity or running water. During the summer, the meadows surrounding Skoki Lodge are […]

6 years, 11 months ago
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Parks Canada celebrates 100 years of world-class conservation and further protects historic grasslands


Photo: Environment Minister Peter Kent with AMPPE Executive Director Monica Andreeff and Parks Canada CEO Alan Latourelle. WWF International marks occasion by honouring Parks Canada with Gift to the Earth award for outstanding conservation achievements.   Ottawa, Ontario, May 19, 2011 – The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada […]

7 years, 26 days ago
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Parks Canada faces climb of the Century


By John Allemang, Globe & Mail, May 14, 2011 Millions of Canadians have never set foot in the country’s wondrous national parks, and that’s the problem. Or is it? To a conservationist, the tension between man and nature has never been greater: Parks were created to be enjoyed but also to be protected, and it’s […]

7 years, 1 month ago
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Local artist designs stamp for Parks Canada’s 100th year


By Deborah Tetley, Calgary Herald; With Files From Colette Derworiz, May 11, 2011 Cramming 100 years of history, breathtaking landscapes, wildlife and cultural diversity onto a canvas the size of a postage stamp isn’t easy, but a local designer has it licked. For the eighth time, Tim Nokes has been commissioned by Canada Post to […]

7 years, 1 month ago
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TripAdvisor: Banff National Park Rated # 1 in Canada!


  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (May 4, 2011) – The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best Destinations Awards have just been released for 2011 – and Banff National Park is rated # 1 amongst the Top 25 Destinations in Canada. Winners are determined by a combination of TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index and through the unbiased opinions […]

7 years, 1 month ago
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Wildrose MP Blake Richards to defend his seat


Story by  Justin Brisbane, Rocky Mountain Outlook. File photo: Rocky Mountain Outlook www.rmoutlook.com Blake Richards is proof nice guys don’t always finish last. In the case of the Airdrie native, they actually win once in a while. Richards, 36, will defend his seat in the May 2 federal election in the Wild Rose electoral district. […]

7 years, 2 months ago
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Wolf pack copes with losses, Parks Canada continues projects


By Corrie DiManno, The Banff Crag & Canyon   Despite losing another member at the beginning of the month, Parks officials say the Bow Valley wolf pack is coping and continuing to travel together. “Wolves are pretty dynamic, and the pack size fluctuates a lot throughout the year,” Jesse Whittington, a wildlife biologist with Parks […]

7 years, 2 months ago
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Banff company proposes ‘Glacier Discovery Walk’ for Jasper National Park


More Images » Art Artist rendering of a proposed Glacier Discovery Walk in Jasper National Park. BY MARIO TONEGUZZI, CALGARY HERALD  MARCH 18, 2011 CALGARY – A multi-million dollar proposal by Banff-based Brewster Travel Canada to build a new visitor experience in Jasper National Park could be open to the public by June or July […]

7 years, 3 months ago
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National park ski areas need Canada’s support


By Monica Andreeff Executive Director, AMPPE. Banff National Park’s historic Mount Norquay has forever seemed like “The Little Ski Area That Could.” Dating back to 1926, skiers and hikers from Banff, Canmore, Calgary and across Canada, have trekked up the mountain for the deep dry snow and amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. […]

7 years, 4 months ago
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Brewster proposes valley view platform


Feb 03, 2011 12:33 pm | Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook Brewster is proposing to build a multi-million dollar suspended glass floor observation platform overlooking the spectacular Sunwapta Valley in a bid to lure more tourists. The observation platform would perch 30 metres out over the stunning valley at the Tangle Ridge Viewpoint, about six […]

7 years, 4 months ago
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$1 million for Grizzly Bear study announced today


by Monica Andreeff Executive Director, Association for Mountain Parks, Protection and Enjoyment   Oct. 13, 2010, BANFF, AB. Canadian Pacific and Parks Canada will form a five-year partnership to reduce grizzly bear deaths on the railway tracks through Banff National Park, underscored by $1 million earmarked for scientific research. “We are in a position to […]

7 years, 7 months ago
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