Banff

Best Banff Restaurants, According To The Locals

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

Greetings, mountain foodies! A trip to Alberta's Rocky Mountians would not be complete without a stop in Banff to check out Canada's most popular m...

If We Call it "Occupied Kashmir," Why Not Call it "Occupied Hong Kong"?

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

In their TV news reporting, BBC World often says "Indian-occupied Kashmir." And yet, the term "Chinese-occupied Hong Kong" is never heard. Why? "Occ...

Banff Seeing 'Unprecedented' Wildlife Incidents

CBC | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

There have been an "unprecedented" number of wildlife incidents in Banff National Park this year, says a wildlife ecologist. Staff have de...

Retro Posters That Remind Us Of Simpler, Classier Times

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's Rocky Mountains are certainly a timeless beauty, but there's something to be said for the days when they weren't so accessible to tourists. ...

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.

Why I Love Shooting Bears (With My Camera)

Simon Jackson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Simon Jackson

But within communities of passionate wildlife advocates, few topics are as divisive as the perception of wildlife photography. And for good reason. Yes, at times wildlife photography can hurt the subjects we're trying to capture. But seeing bears in the wild is a remarkable experience and positive bear (and wildlife) encounters are critical to creating a culture that appreciates and supports balanced conservation.

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 ...

Christmas Lights Stuck Where?

CBC | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

Banff residents got quite the holiday display this week after an elk got tangled up in some Christmas lights and decorations.  A resident spotted...

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...

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.

Dark Era Of Canada's Past Revealed

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - A little-known dark period of Canadian history is now a permanent exhibit in Banff National Park.The exhibit "Enemy Aliens, Prisoners o...

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 ...

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. ...

Grizzly Eats Black Bear In Banff

CTV Calgary News | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

A popular Banff hiking trail was temporarily closed after a grizzly bear attacked and killed a black bear earlier this month. ...

Human Skull Found In National Park

Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

BANFF – The discovery of skeletal bones near Banff have prompted an investigation by RCMP. Two hikers came across a human skull and several bones...

Daring Mountain Rescue

CBC | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

A Calgary man is recovering in hospital after a challenging rescue from a Banff mountain. The 26-year-old was rock climbing with two friends on Tunn...

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 ...

Banff, Lake Louise Power Restored After Flooded Transformer Fails

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The power is back on in Banff and Lake Louise, Alta, after a transformer failure turned off the lights in the two resort communities for a f...

Black Bear's 'Puzzling' Death

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

Parks Canada has confirmed the death of a black bear in Banff National Park, calling the loss "puzzling." Parks officials discovered the 100-kilogr...

'My People Built This Country'

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - The popular host of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" brought his unique brand of often ribald humour to the Banff World Media F...

No Sign Of Cougar In Banff

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada says it has reopened an area north of the Banff townsite where a cougar attacked a man who fought the animal off with a sk...

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...

Life Of Banff Murder Suspect Shrouded In Mystery

The Calgary Herald | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

Police have their work cut out for them as they attempt to fill in at least three decades worth of holes in the life of a Banff museum worker charged ...

Is Better in Banff

Cottage Country | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Cottage Country

Perhaps the notion of voluntarily opting into more snow was so twisted I couldn't help but to be intrigued. But, this year as spring sprung, I took the plunge toward perpetual winter and packed my bags for a long weekend in Alberta's Banff National Park, home to the longest ski season in North America.

LOOK: Camping For People Who Hate Camping

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

Love the idea of camping, but hate the sleeping-on-the-ground, freezing-your-butt-off, rain-soaking-through-tent-walls aspect of camping? Parks Can...