Budget 2017: Survey of Impacts on the Tourism Economy


Federal Budget 2017 TIAC has put together the following list of industry relevant items from the federal budget released on March 22nd. For more details on any of these items, please follow this link to the website. Marketing: $37.5 million allocated to permanent funding to Destination Canada (raising overall base funding to $95.5 million/year) Aboriginal Tourism […]

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Bears emerging from dens


March 23, 2017 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Boss is back. Bear 122, the dominant male grizzly of the area, was spotted along Bow Valley Parkway near Castle Mountain on Wednesday (March 22) – the first confirmed grizzly bear sighting of the year in Banff National Park. Each spring, he […]

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Avalanche threat reaching historic levels


March 23, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  An historic avalanche cycle, which led to the deaths of two American tourists who were out snowshoeing in Banff National Park last week, has prompted a warning for outdoor enthusiasts to keep out of avalanche terrain. Massive natural slides ran everywhere throughout the national […]

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Infrastructure investment tops $376 million


March 22, 2017 – The Jasper Fitzhugh.  For as long as Jasper has existed, blaming Parks Canada for the town’s woes has become part and parcel with living in our tiny mountain community. For many it’s as common as talking about the weather or discussing what you had for lunch. For others it’s become a […]

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Open house for Icefields bike trail set


March 16, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. As Parks Canada gets public feedback on an $87 million paved bike trail along the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield, the federal agency is also gearing for a plan to extend the trail to Lake Louise. Parks Canada officials say, based […]

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Management of national parks to focus on ecological integrity: Environment Minister


March 15, 2017 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz.  Federal Minister of the Environment Catherine McKenna outlined that the protection of ecological integrity in national parks must be a key priority in future decisions made by Parks Canada in a speech given in Banff on Friday. The minister said that all who […]

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Metis actor accuses Parks Canada of ‘censorship’ for denying film permit over indigenous gangster character


March 9, 2017 – National Post. Story by Douglas Quan.  Parks Canada’s decision to block the filming of a Hollywood action-thriller in and around Banff and Jasper national parks because of concerns that an indigenous character in the movie is a gangster amounts to censorship, says the Metis actor who plays the role. Tom Jackson, […]

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What’s next for the Revelstoke Adventure Park development?


March 7, 2017 – Revelstoke Mountaineer. Story by Aaron Orlando. We sat down with Revelstoke Adventure Park CEO Jason Roe to find out the next steps for the ambitious project now that it’s received tenure from the B.C. government. In February, the B.C. government announced that the Revelstoke Adventure Park proponents had been granted a […]

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Jasper National Park Annual Public Forum


Parks Canada is pleased to invite you to Jasper National Park’s Annual Public Forum and Public Consultation Launch for the Proposed Icefields Trail (North) Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper, Alberta Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm Lister Centre, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Through the Forum, we report […]

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Bow Valley Parkway Mandatory Seasonal Travel Restriction


February 27, 2017 – Parks Canada.  The Bow Valley Parkway, a 48-kilometre, scenic, secondary highway paralleling the Trans-Canada Highway between the town of Banff and the village of Lake Louise, is a naturally and historically rich area of Banff National Park, and a year-round scenic heritage experience. Its eastern portion travels through a small but […]

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National Parks News: Update on infrastructure work


February 24, 2017 – The Fitzhugh. Parks Canada.  With an influx of visitors expected to visit Jasper National Park in 2017 Parks Canada has spent the past several months getting some of its most popular visitor attractions ready for Canadians who want to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation by visiting national parks and national historic […]

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Winter Share the Trail Campaign


February 2017, Parks Canada.  A new online and print edition of “Winter Trails in the Banff Area” is available now. The new guide recommends trails for winter visitors to the Banff area, based on their chosen activity. If you are winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking, specific trails are highlighted for you. A […]

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