Banff National Park

2015 Marked A Turning Point For Canadian Nature Conservation

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

After years of steady, but slow, steps in nature conservation, our collective stride seems to have lengthened in 2015. We still need to act on commitments to create more terrestrial and marine protected areas. We still have Canadian species that are at risk of disappearing. We still have parks and protected areas that need to be buffered and better connected.

Canada's Top 5 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

Allison Eberle | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Wherever you're located throughout the vast country of Canada, it's likely there's a quality, family-friendly ski area within reach. Make this winter one of the best ever -- and save big bucks in the process -- by staying close to home.

Ontario Tourists Luck Out With Bear After Doing Everything Wrong

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Hilary Grant and her friend were on a hike when they spotted a female grizzly from a distance.

Grizzly Bear Eats Grizzly Bear In Banff National Park

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

The collar of a bear known as "Split Lip" was found near the carcass of a smaller bear.

Banff Tourists Corner Deer, Have To Be Told To Stay Clear

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Deer can become surprisingly aggressive."

Former Officials Protest Proposed Lake Louise Developments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Several former Parks Canada officials want the federal government to put the brakes on proposed new development guidelines for a ski resort in one of Canada's best-loved parks.

5 Affordable Things to Do in Calgary

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Travellers looking to stretch their dollar should consider visiting Calgary this year, where cost of living, home prices and travel is slightly more affordable than Toronto. Home to numerous things to do, a thriving culinary scene and ideal location near the mountains, Calgary is a perfect destination for a summer vacation this year.

How Banff Launched the First Municipal Solar Feed-In Tariff in Canada

David Dodge | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada
David Dodge

Banff is famous for its beautiful mountain views, its diversity of wildlife and its many, many tourists. Canada's most popular national park gets more than three million visitors a year. Located within the national park, the town of Banff has branded itself as an environmental role model both for its eco-conscious citizens and its visitors.

WATCH: Chasing Starlight In The Canadian Rockies

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

Move over, Canadian Rockies. It's time to shine a spotlight on the stars. San Diego-based photographer Jack Fusco has created a stunning new timel...

It's Sexy Time For Alberta Elk.. So Be Careful

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

It's mating season for Alberta's elk, and Parks Canada is reminding visitors to give the animals a wide berth. Known as the annual elk rut, the on...

Lightning Sparks Forest Fire, But Officials Totally Cool With It

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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 08.02.2014 | 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 | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Travel

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.