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Survey says: Albertans against removal of Alberta Parks sites, reduced services in 2020 budget

Survey says: Albertans against removal of Alberta Parks sites, reduced services in 2020 budget

“Half of Albertans also oppose the announcement to transfer facilities and [have the] management of parks removed from the system to third parties and reduce government services,  such as the closure of two popular visitor centres in Kananaskis and ending cross-country track setting in three areas in Kananaskis."
Alberta restricts vehicle access to provincial parks and recreation areas

Alberta restricts vehicle access to provincial parks and recreation areas

"We understand the need to get outdoors, but now is not the time to visit our provincial parks and recreation areas without abiding by common-sense public health and safety measures."
Parks Canada, Canmore, Banff take aggressive measures to slow spread of COVID-19 crisis

Parks Canada, Canmore, Banff take aggressive measures to slow spread of COVID-19 crisis

Parks Canada shuts down public access in national parks; Canmore declares state of local emergency
Kananaskis visitors urged to 'leave no trace' as bears emerge

Kananaskis visitors urged to 'leave no trace' as bears emerge

“Unlike us, bears are following pretty normal routines and starting to wake up from hibernation, so this is a really important time to be careful and not leave things that attract bears and other wildlife into places – that’s dangerous for bears and for us.”
Kananaskis Country visitors leave behind 'garbage, used tampons, diapers and even human waste'

Kananaskis Country visitors leave behind 'garbage, used tampons, diapers and even human waste'

"This weekend we noticed garbage, used tampons, diapers, and even human waste next to our facilities," states Alberta Parks. “Help us keep parks clean. Whatever you take in, take it back out."
Bow Valley mayors plead with visitors to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Bow Valley mayors plead with visitors to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

“Sorry folks, this is not a time for a road trip … we’ve kind of reached the point where we’re saying thank you for not visiting,” says Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen

COVID-19 threats prompts rescuers to urge backcountry enthusiasts to play it safe

"Now is not the time for an accident. The current pandemic is overloading the medical system and could affect backcountry rescue response,” according to Avalanche Canada.
UPDATED: Environment Canada issues winter storm warning for Canmore, Kananaskis

UPDATED: Environment Canada issues winter storm warning for Canmore, Kananaskis

A winter storm warning is in place for Canmore, the MD of Bighorn and Kananaskis Country with up to 40 cm of snowfall expected throughout southwestern Alberta beginning Thursday afternoon (March 12)
Alberta Parks online camping reservations open this month

Alberta Parks online camping reservations open this month

Online reservations open for individual campsites will begin March 17, with staggered times to include 9 a.m. for the south region, 11 am. for Kananaskis Country, 1 p.m. for the central region and 3 p.m. for the north region.
Alberta Parks budget slashed, parks closed

Alberta Parks budget slashed, parks closed

“While we’re reducing staff capacity and the number of campgrounds, we’re increasing the number of people in our parks. Where are all these tourists going to go camping?"