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                  Volume 5, Issue 5, August 2016
Hello AMPPE Members!
It's hard to believe that tomorrow is September! Alas the summer of 2016 is coming to a close and as predicted, visitation to Canada is booming. According to federal statistics we have seen more than 17 million international visitors enter our country so far this year. Likewise Banff National Park has seen close to a 10% increase in visitation over 2015 indicating that the unique experiences offered in the mountain parks are more popular than ever. Congratulations to all of our members for doing an outstanding job welcoming the world to this special place! Keep up the great work and as always please let me know if there is anything AMPPE can do to support you in your ongoing success.  

Casey Peirce, Executive Director

AMPPE Members Feature
Brewster opens sections of new Banff Gondola upper terminal

The new Chuck’s Steakhouse in Banff offers the true Albeta beef experience  

Parks Canada Update Fall 2016
  • Trans-Canada Highway wildlife fence replacement and invasive plant control on the Legacy Trail started on August 25, 2016. Work on the fence is anticipated to last until late October.
  • Whirling disease confirmed in fish from Johnson Lake in Banff National Park. The area is closed for water activities to reduce any risk of the potential spread of the disease. 
  • The fall prescribed fires are planned for selected areas in the Kootenay National Park. 

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Minister Bardish Chagger Named  House Leader

Waterloo MP and Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger has been named the new government House Leader. Chagger becomes the first woman to hold the position in Canadian history.

Visitor Numbers Are Up at National And Provincial Parks
Waterton, Banff and the province’s other mountain parks are seeing a near-record number of visitors this summer. But so are many of Alberta’s 500 provincial parks and protected areas. 

Healthy Berry Crop Promises Plenty of Bear Cubs Next Year
Wildlife biologists are predicting that this year’s exemplary bumper buffalo berry crop will likely lead to high numbers of pregnant female grizzlies emerging from their dens next spring. 

AMPPE advocates for balance between sustainable tourism, ecological integrity, and positive visitor experience in Canada's Rocky Mountain parks.