Isolated in the Backcountry: Watch 'Heli Hiking' in Banff - GearJunkie

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:17

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Isolated in the Backcountry: Watch 'Heli Hiking' in Banff
GearJunkie
Eric Hanson gives a tour of Banff National Park, complete with hiking trails accessed by helicopter. This video offers one of the more unique ways to view the beautiful Canadian national park. “Heli Hiking Heaven” is Backpacking TV's latest release. It ...

Banff's Iguchi wins junior golf showdown in record-setting fashion - Calgary Sun

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 00:22

Calgary Sun

Banff's Iguchi wins junior golf showdown in record-setting fashion
Calgary Sun
The 17-year-old from Banff stormed to a 7-under 63 in Sunday's final round of the Future Links Western Championship at Highwood Golf Club, completing a wire-to-wire victory in convincing fashion and shaving four strokes off the previous lowest score of ...

When Marilyn Monroe came to Banff . . . - Calgary Herald

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 19:07

Calgary Herald

When Marilyn Monroe came to Banff . . .
Calgary Herald
Now, New York-based publisher Calla Editions has dipped into the vault and issued a 110-page, lavishly illustrated chronicle of the couple's stay in Banff and Jasper. The book, titled Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost Look Photos, features 100 of Vachon's ...

Grizzly DNA collection closes several small areas in Banff National Park - Globalnews.ca

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:38

Globalnews.ca

Grizzly DNA collection closes several small areas in Banff National Park
Globalnews.ca
Wandering into one of 13 small areas of Banff National Park between May 31 and July 31 could net you a hefty fine, as officials have closed several regions to allow for grizzly bear DNA collection. The areas are not on trails or in heavily trafficked ...

Grizzly research shuts down parts of Banff - 660 News

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:50

660 News

Grizzly research shuts down parts of Banff
660 News
This may seem like common sense, but there is another reason why you should stay away from grizzly bears. Thirteen areas of Banff National Park have been closed by Parks Canada while grizzly bear DNA is collected. Do not venture into those backcountry ...

Entering Banff backcountry bear DNA collection sites could cost you $25K - Calgary Herald

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 21:17

Calgary Herald

Entering Banff backcountry bear DNA collection sites could cost you $25K
Calgary Herald
The province says just over a dozen backcountry areas in Banff National Park — each one hectare in size — have been closed off to the public to prevent park visitors from stumbling into parts of the park which are designated DNA gathering sites ...

Tree swap program approved in Banff - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 17:22

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Tree swap program approved in Banff
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – A new program to help reduce wildfire risk by giving residents financial incentive to cut down coniferous trees and replace them with deciduous ones has been approved. At a meeting Monday (May 28), council voted 6-1 to approve up to $30,000 ...

Banff flood watch downgraded to high streamflow advisory - Globalnews.ca

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:36

Globalnews.ca

Banff flood watch downgraded to high streamflow advisory
Globalnews.ca
The flood watch issued for the Town of Banff, including the Bow River upstream of the town, has been downgraded to a high streamflow advisory. The advisory was issued at 11:34 a.m. on Thursday. “The precipitation did not cause significant water level ...

Corus Entertainment and the Banff World Media Festival Announce the 2018 Recipients of the Corus Writer's ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:31

Corus Entertainment and the Banff World Media Festival Announce the 2018 Recipients of the Corus Writer's ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ - Corus and the Banff World Media Festival are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Corus Writer's Apprentice Program. Attracting experienced writers from across Canada each year, the 2018 recipients are invited ...

Banff environmentalist wins North American award - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:26

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff environmentalist wins North American award
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Prominent Banff environmentalist Harvey Locke is the recipient of the Wilburforce Foundation's conservation leadership award. Each year Wilburforce recognizes outstanding leaders in the conservation moment, particularly individuals dedicated to helping ...

The third annual Banff Yoga Festival hits town this weekend - The Crag and Canyon

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:03

The Crag and Canyon

The third annual Banff Yoga Festival hits town this weekend
The Crag and Canyon
The Banff Yoga Festival is back and bigger than ever. More than 800 participants are expected from across North America for the upcoming zen Friday through Sunday. Yoga enthusiasts and instructors will be spending the days in different forms of ...

Dear Page Six: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will go wild for Alberta, Canada - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 18:41

Globalnews.ca

Dear Page Six: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will go wild for Alberta, Canada
Globalnews.ca
It's a pleasant trip to go round-and-round on London's Eye Ferris wheel on the River Thames, but the Banff Gondola takes you to the top of Sulphur Mountain with a view of six mountain ranges. If honeymoons are supposed to be about passion, Harry and ...
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'You may not see them, but they see you': Cougar attacks serve as stark reminder for Alberta family - National Post

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 15:16

National Post

'You may not see them, but they see you': Cougar attacks serve as stark reminder for Alberta family
National Post
Frost and her husband, Ed, know all too well about how important it is to be safe in the wilderness. Their daughter, Frances, was killed by a cougar in Banff National Park in January 2001. Since then, there have only been three recorded cougar deaths ...

Gilchrist: The Vermillion Room joins other Banff Springs restaurants in a makeover - Calgary Herald

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 09:31

Calgary Herald

Gilchrist: The Vermillion Room joins other Banff Springs restaurants in a makeover
Calgary Herald
For decades The Bow Valley Grill (and its predecessors) at the Fairmont Banff Springs has been the catch-all restaurant for the Castle in the Rockies. Tour groups, weekend brunchers, families and visitors of all stripes have dined in its confines. And ...