Banff National Park

Lightning Sparks Forest Fire, But Officials Totally Cool With It

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - Wildfires are usually a bad thing but provincial officials say a blaze sparked by lightning in Banff National Park has actually done th...

Aggressive Grizzlies Force Lakes Closure

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

Aggressive bears near the Banff townsite have prompted Parks Canada officials to close a popular recreation area. Wildlife specialists closed Verm...

MORE Insane Questions Tourists Ask When They Come To Alberta

Michelle Butterfield | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Alberta
Michelle Butterfield

Last year I shared a post of some of the crazy questions I fielded from tourists while working one summer in Lake Louise. Here are some more doozies like "Which one is the Rocky Mountain?" shared by our readers.

Some People Never Learn..

CBC | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Alberta

A photo of people feeding a black bear on an Alberta highway is making the rounds on social media and Parks Canada is warning people it's never o...

Human Remains Found In National Park

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

Humans remains have been discovered near Banff. RCMP closed Vermillion Lakes Road west of the Banff town site for several hours on Wednesday to inv...

WATCH: Bear Spotting In Banff National Park

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

For those who live in Alberta, it can be tough to remember how rare wildlife sightings can be in other parts of Canada and the world. But a new vi...

WATCH: The First Ever Heli-Skiing Films

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - The auditorium lights dim and as classical music begins to sing over the loudspeakers, a tall, handsome man in a ski sweater with an ai...

LOOK: Parks Staff Capture Incredible Animal Photos In Banff

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

A visit to one of Alberta's beautiful national or provincial parks can be exhilarating, especially if you have the pleasure of spotting some wildlife ...

LOOK: Truly Mesmerizing Ice Sculptures

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

They are magical creations in a magical setting. While much of the continent was feeling sorry for itself and taking refuge from a lingering polar ...

Photographers Bait Wolves In The Worst Possible Way

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

A wolf baited with human food over the weekend in Banff National Park has prompted a warning from Parks Canada to wildlife photographers. On Sunda...

LOOK: 21 Amazing Mountain Parks Moments

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

The cycle of life in Canada's national mountain parks is an astonishing thing. And, every now and then, someone is able to capture the wonder through ...

Go Deep At Banff's Cave And Basin Site

Vacay.ca | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The Canadian Tourism Commission unveiled the latest 28 tourism businesses joining the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection this week. Among the list is the Cave and Basin National Historic Site Discover Tour. The timing of this announcement was impeccable because I had just returned from Banff, and was able to lay eyes on the park for the first time in my life.

The Quietest Concert Ever

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver-based rock band Hedley know how to make some noise - they're hardly shrinking violets when it comes to putting on a concert. But fo...

WATCH: New York Ranger In Banff Ready For Moose, Grizzly

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is in Banff and he is ready for anything... even unstoppable moose or ferocious grizzly bears. Henrik made...

The Most Insane Questions Tourists Ask When They Come To Alberta

Michelle Butterfield | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Alberta
Michelle Butterfield

I'm not sure where it comes from - likely just a general unfamiliarity with the province and country, and perhaps perpetuated by other staff in the hospitality industry messing with the tourists -- but people who come to Alberta on vacation have some pretty crazy notions about what goes in this province; particularly in the national parks.

WATCH OUT: Banff Elk Feeling Sexy And Aggressive

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

Banff elk are feeling a bit frisky these days and visitors to the park are being asked to leave them a wide berth. The onset of autumn also brings ...

Bringing Them Back To Their Mountain Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada is looking for public feedback on a plan to bring bison back to Banff National Park.Officials have already met with provin...

US Hiker Dead In Banff

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

The body of a hiker has been recovered near Parker Ridge in Banff National Park. A 54-year-old Massachusetts man was headed towards the summit of P...

Grizzly Devours Black Bear

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

A small black bear met his demise on a popular Banff hiking trail earlier this month, after he was devoured by one of the park's largest grizzlies. ...

LOOK: Are These Alberta's Most Spectacular Sites?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

There's something to be said about the fact that Alberta has 10 per cent of Canada's population, six per cent of the country's total landmass, yet is...

Much To Celebrate In Banff This Canada Day

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

One week after a massive flood washed away homes, roads and highways, leaving the national park town virtually cut off, Banff is ready to celebrate Ca...

Banff, Lake Louise Open After Floods

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Travel

While Calgary and many areas in southern Alberta begin the recovery process from devastating floods, Banff National Park and Lake Louise have already ...

WATCH: First Images Of Elusive Banff Wolf Pack

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

Remote cameras have captured what may be the first images of an elusive wolf pack in Banff National Park. The video footage above was released earl...

Banff Officials Hunt For Cougar

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada officials are advising people in Banff to be on alert after a man told them he fought off an attacking cougar with his ska...

Man Fights Off Cougar With Skateboard

CBC | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

Parts of the Banff townsite, an hour's drive west of Calgary, are now closed following a second cougar sighting in the area this weekend. ...