PARKS DECISIONS MUST INCLUDE LOCAL EXPERTISE

PARKS DECISIONS MUST INCLUDE LOCAL EXPERTISE

AMPPE aims to ensure Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks remain world leaders in visitor experience through strong advocacy on behalf of our membership.


Our History

Since the creation of the first Park in 1885 visitors have come to Canada’s Mountain Parks to recharge, rejuvenate and experience the natural wonders of the mountains. From the beginning, the Parks were created for the “benefit, education and enjoyment” of Canadians and that the Parks should be left “unimpaired for future generations”.

AMPPE was created in 1994 by a group of concerned business owners and recreationalists in the Mountain Parks in part to respond to proposed new rules that would limit user access and the viability of experience providers. It was important that the input of the local business operators, citizens and recreationalists in the region was being shared with decision-makers. AMPPE became that voice and actively participated in the citizens roundtable to that study and in every subsequent management plan since then.

AMPPE has strived to act as a collective, place-based voice for the sustainability of the Mountain Parks and has consistently advocated for fair and balanced, science-based and locally driven perspective to decision-makers.

25 years later, AMPPE’s membership is continuing to carry this message forward.