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Banff Highway Crossings A Success For Moving Wildlife
2013-08-03 05:38:09

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anywhere that cars and wildlife occupy the same area, the potential for dangerous interactions between the two exists. Additionally, a highway that prevents large animals from crossing successfully to other parts of their range can seriously disrupt wildlife habitat. Banff National Park has worked hard since the 1990's to decrease these problems along the highly-traveled, 83-km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through the...

Room To Roam Needed For Wildlife In The Southern Canadian Rockies
2013-03-08 14:04:44

Wildlife Conservation Society Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as 'highly' vulnerable to climate change and road use A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) creates a conservation strategy that will promote wildlife resiliency in the Southern Canadian Rockies to the future impacts of climate change and road use. The report's "safe passages and safe havens" were informed in part by an assessment of six iconic species–bull...

2013-02-07 08:24:40

BANFF AND TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Two premier, national institutions, The Banff Centre and CIFAR (The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research), have entered into a partnership to strengthen Canada's capacity in creativity and innovation. Together, both institutions represent many of the world's best minds engaged in research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Both are dedicated to advancing knowledge and unleashing human creativity and recognize that, by...

2013-01-08 12:20:31

LAKE LOUISE, AB, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Wave Conference will draw together business professionals and technology innovators in beautiful Lake Louise Canada for three days of presentations, one-on-one meetings and networking. All with the aim of bringing investable technology products to market. We have 12 industry keynotes from six huge market areas: Health & Medical, Cleantech, Consumer & Commercial, Conventional Energy, Agriculture & Forestry, and...

2012-11-19 08:25:20

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012-13 winter ski season is well underway in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Home to one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Alberta's Canadian Rockies ski resorts are already open, thanks to early snowfall bringing record early season conditions. The province of Alberta is one of the few places on earth blessed with the conditions that create the legendary, airy "champagne" powder revered by skiers and boarders worldwide. Mt....

2012-10-24 19:21:00

2012-2013 Ski and Snowboard Season Officially Kicks Off in Banff National Park BANFF, AB, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Banff National Park is on track for another record breaking ski season as Mt. Norquay marks its earliest opening in its 87 year history. Already boasting one of the longest ski seasons in North America and on the heels of last year's 34 feet of snowfall in the park, Mt. Norquay is Canada's first ski resort to open this year. Located just minutes from the town of...

2012-10-09 11:22:29

LAKE LOUISE, AB, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Media representatives are advised that Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, will join his provincial and territorial counterparts to move forward Canada's key environmental priorities. CCME Media Conference:  Minister Kent will join his provincial and territorial counterparts for a closing media conference. Reporters outside Lake Louise must register with the CCME and/or Alberta Environment and Sustainable...

2011-12-21 10:47:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With six feet of pristine white snow already on the ground, Alberta, Canada is ready for the winter ski and adventure season with experiential vacation deals available at www.remembertobreathe.com. From heli-skiing to snow shoeing and dog sledding, Alberta vacation options for winter fun are endless for travelers dreaming of an authentic winter wonderland experience. Some winter packages available online include: Jasper National Park...

Limits For Mountain Trail Use Identified
2011-09-23 04:20:00

  Research identifies thresholds of human activity on national park trails that lead to wildlife disturbance and ecological change A new study on human impact to wildlife in some of Canada's most popular national parks has identified limits at which trails can be used before ecological disturbance takes place. The study led by University of Calgary Masters graduate, J. Kimo Rogala, is published in the current online issue of the journal Ecology and Society. Rogala was a student of...

2011-04-11 00:00:39

Iconic Canadian brand's Spa & Wellness experiences prove popular with global spa visitors. Banff, AB (Vocus/PRWEB) April 08, 2011 Spas of America, a leading spa travel website showcasing the best Spa & Wellness experiences in North and South America, today announced the launch of five Western Canadian Fairmont Spas. The properties include the Willow Stream branded spas at The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Empress and Fairmont Pacific Rim, and new two new boutique spas at Fairmont...