Latest Banff National Park Stories

2011-03-21 13:00:00

WOOLRICH, Pa., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Company® has teamed up with Travel Alberta to give away a railroad adventure for two through the Canadian Rockies in the Woolrich Adventures Sweepstakes. Now through August 1st, adventurers can sign up online for a chance to win* this once-in-a-lifetime journey at www.woolrichadventures.com. The grand prize for two includes airfare to Vancouver, B.C.; multi-day service on the world...

2010-11-17 10:54:00

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 25 years, shoppers around the world have trusted Lands' End outerwear to keep them warm, dry and looking great during their travels. Now three lucky winners and their friends will have a chance to put their gear to good use. Lands' End and the Canadian Tourism Commission today announced the three winners of the Real Adventure Getaway Contest: Rymn Parsons from Virginia Beach, Va.; Leah Gluchoff from Downington, Pa.; and Alice...

2010-10-12 13:09:00

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Many have dreamed of skiing the white powder of Canada's Protected Playground(TM) in Alberta, of indulging in the rich French-inspired culture of Quebec or breathing in the crisp Yukon air. For three lucky winners and their friends, these trips of a lifetime will become a reality. The outerwear experts at Lands' End have partnered with the Canadian Tourism Commission to host the Real Adventure Winter Getaway contest - a chance to win one of three...

2010-08-05 12:15:00

Subaru Banff International Triathlon Just Five Weeks Away BANFF, AB/>, Aug. 5/> /PRNewswire/ - The first ever Subaru Banff International Triathlon is just five weeks away and race organizers have announced that as of the end of last week the race is completely sold out. Registration for the much anticipated September 11, 2010/> race opened February 25, 2010/> and just days later nearly half of the 750 race spots had been filled. "We knew this race would draw this kind of...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

Canada's Minister of the Environment, John Baird, today announced the appointment of Robert Page as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). This appointment is effective immediately. "Mr. Page brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will continue to greatly complement the work that the Round Table does," said Minister Baird. "As acting Chair since March of this year, it is clear that his combined abilities and understanding of the...

2007-02-15 10:10:00

There's no such thing as picky grizzly bears"”they'll eat almost anything they can find. A new University of Alberta study that tracked food habits of the Alberta grizzly bear living in the foothills sheds some light on the animal's varied diet and their activity pattern. "Alberta bears have remarkably diverse diets," said Dr. Mark Boyce, biological sciences professor at the U of A and co-author on the study. "They'll eat just about anything." Ants, fruits, moose and plants are a few...

2005-08-01 16:33:05

Willow trees, riparian willow warblers and beaver dams once were bountiful in an area near the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. But once wolves left this area, elk grew more plentiful, browsing heavily on young willows. Today, there is little trace of beavers, and sparrows have replaced the warblers in what is now a grassland meadow. These profound changes were driven by the absence of the wolf, a top predator. That's the compelling finding of the paper, "Human Activity mediates a Trophic...

2005-08-01 14:08:28

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The loss of once-plentiful wolves in a part of Canada's west allowed the elk population to mushroom, pushing out beavers and songbirds and showing the importance of top predators, Canadian researchers said on Monday. Although scientists have long noted that the loss of even one species can have profound effects, the report is one of the first large-scale studies to show clearly the widespread consequences of losing a...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'