Banff

Boy Seriously Hurt By Falling Tree Near Banff

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

A falling tree at Johnston Canyon near Banff has seriously injured a 12-year-old boy. It happened on the popular hiking trail Thursday afternoon, ...

Hope Decoded: A Social Science Experiment Gone Right

Simon Jackson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Impact
Simon Jackson

No one person or one group has the capability to solve hopelessness in our society, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. How do we begin to tackle ...

Heading Back to My Culinary Roots in Banff

Vikram Vij | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

A bowl of spicy stew got me into the kitchens of an historic hotel known around the world. I sometimes still can't believe it, but I am so grateful that it happened. My career certainly would have gone in a different direction. Instead, Ivor became my mentor and showed me how running a business is as much about creating an experience as it is about a product.

Banff Cracking Down On Illegal Accommodations

The Calgary Herald | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Town of Banff is cracking down on illegal tourist homes. The municipality is taking proactive enforcement action against several illegal accomm...

Lake Louise Drained, Painted

The Huffington Post Alberta | Andree Lau | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

"My grandpa painted the lakebed 100 years ago and here I am now."

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.

The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness

Simon Jackson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Simon Jackson

Why can't we seek a world where we rise to the occasion and confront our failings as a society? Why can't we demand better of ourselves and of our communities to create a place where all life is respected? Why can't the ingenuity of the human brain -- and limitlessness of the human heart -- foster a world where hope triumphs over hopelessness?

Top Canadian Holiday Deal Destinations

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

Is it really possible to find a good deal on a holiday getaway? Absolutely! I've put together a list of local cities that are seeing the steepest hotel price drops this holiday season, to help you find the best deals. Whether you're visiting family or taking a well-earned vacation, use this as a guide to find the best deals and deepest savings.

Dumpster Divers Costing Banff Big Bucks

CBC Calgary | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

Dumpster divers are costing Banff some big bucks these days. People are tearing apart garbage bags in search of recyclable containers and that's re...

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 12.08.2014 | 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...