Banff National Park
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What's more Canadian than Hockey? This Friday night watch a representation of a 1930s game at the Downtown Ice Rink. Cheer on Team Banff
Banff National Park
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Do you like FREE CHOCOLATE? Of course you do! But have you ever tried a really old chocolate recipe? We're talking 1700s old. Come out to the Cave and Basin from 12pm - 5pm for a free tasting. Spoiler alert: it's delicious.
Banff National Park
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Reminder: Make sure you make it out to the Lake Louise Visitor Centre on Friday night, January 20, to learn more about avalanches and how to stay alive in avalanche country. The event starts at 6:00 pm and it’s FREE. It includes door prizes, films, talks from our top mountain guides and safety experts. You want to be there! [ Link ]

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Banff National Park
01/17/2017 at 21:20. Facebook
What could Parks Canada do on its own, or in cooperation with others to better share Canada’s history and the places and artifacts that tell the stories of Canada with an increasingly diverse and urban population?

Share your thoughts with us here: [ Link ]
Banff National Park
01/16/2017 at 17:55. Facebook
We're keeping our full Whiskey list a secret, but rumour has it that one of them was rated the 2016 World Whiskey of the Year? Do you know what it is? Tell us in the comments or find out on Saturday night. [ Link ]
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01/14/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
Lake Louise Trailer Campground reopens on May 30th. It will remain closed for the winter season for winter flood repair. Note that the Overflow Campground in Lake Louise is always open. See you this summer! [ Link ]

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Remember legendary Banff skier Eddie Hunter from the Mt. Norquay Wise Man video? [ Link ]. He's back at the Cave and Basin Saturday night for an epic Mountain Movie Mash-Up. [ Link ]

Sculpted in Time: The Wise Man ‘The Wise Man’ is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mt. Norquay,...

The year 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Canada. We celebrated women who have made a difference in our National Parks.

Henrietta Tuzo Wilson, as a bold and young mountaineer, can claim her namesake Mt. Tuzo’s first ascent as her own. But it is her work later in life as president of both the National Council of Women of Canada and of the Canadian National Parks...
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Parks Canada, Canadian Pacific and the University of Alberta have completed a five-year grizzly bear research initiative, which examined the underlying causes of grizzly bear train collisions in Banff and Yoho national parks. We would like to share what we learned and tell you about our next steps to help reduce the risk to grizzly bears along the railway. We invite you to join us at one of...
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Now that 2016 is over (phew), let's celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. To celebrate #Canada150, the Banff Park Museum - right on Banff Ave. - will be open Saturdays & Sundays all winter long. And did we mention, admission is FREE! [ Link ]
Planning your summer vacation? Reservations for Banff National Park campgrounds open on Wednesday, January 11 at 8 am MST. Don't be disappointed! As always, Castle Mountain campground and campgrounds on the Icefields Parkway remain first-come, first-served. See you in the summer. [ Link ]

Photo: Parks Canada / Paul Zizka

Parks Canada Reservation Service - Banff National Park
Last chance! Why do mountains matter? Sign up for Mountains 101, an open online course offered by Mountains 101 - UAlberta with support from Parks Canada. Explore why mountain environments are relevant to people all around the globe and discover what defines a “mountain”.
Why, hello 2017! Let's hit the trail.
All is calm. All is bright.
Winter walking? Please do not hike to the teahouses in Lake Louise during the winter. Beyond this sign, both trails require avalanche training and equipment including a beacon, probe and shovel. When you see this sign STOP. Your life may depend on it. [ Link ]

Visit Avalanche Canada to find a course about safely travelling into the high and wild. [ Link ]

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Avalanche Safety at Lake Louise
Help them survive! Did you know that white-tailed ptarmigan burrow under the snow near Bow Lake to keep warm? Please, snowshoe around the lake shore only. Leave the meadows and the parking area for ptarmigan. They need some soft, undisturbed snow for winter shelter. Thanks!
Update: The recent prolonged cold snap has contributed to ice flows and jams along the Pipestone and Bow rivers in Lake Louise. Winter camping is available at Tunnel Mountain Village II in the Banff area. The Lake Louise RV Campground is temporarily closed, as is the Bow River Loop trail and the Pipestone pedestrian bridge behind Samson Mall. Safety is our first priority. Thanks for your...
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Banff National Park - Camping
The recent prolonged cold snap has contributed to ice flows and jams along the Pipestone and Bow rivers in Lake Louise. While monitoring and safety assessments are in progress, closures are in place along the Bow River Loop Trail and on the Pipestone pedestrian bridge behind Samson Mall. Thanks for your patience and enjoy the season! Map: [ Link ]

Winter RV camping is still open in the...
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The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Canada. We are celebrating women who have made a difference in our National Parks.

From 1799-1812 Charlotte Small travelled as much as 42,000 km of the Canadian wilderness by canoe, on foot and horseback and created, with her husband David Thompson, some of Canada’s first maps! Of Scottish and Cree descent, Charlotte is a Person...
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"Hot" off the presses! Hot Springs Annual Passes are available until January 13. Enjoy unlimited entries to Radium, Miette, and Banff Upper Hot Springs for the whole year. Call 403-762-1515 for more information.