Here are the Alberta day-use areas where you can drink Canada Day long weekend

The provincial government has released the list of Alberta Parks day-use areas where people can drink liquor during the Canada Day long weekend. The announcement comes as part of the government’s commitment to relax alcohol use in parks across the…

Loosened liquor laws

May 19 2019 8:25pm Sun, May 19 – This is the first long weekend in Alberta since the UCP government relaxed liquor restrictions at provincial parks. Julia Wong reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Bighorn Country parks proposal will not go ahead: Alberta environment minister

Alberta’s new environment minister says he will scrap the previous government’s proposed plan for protected areas in western Alberta. Last November, the NDP government announced eight new parks covering 4,000 square kilometres in what is known as Bighorn Country along…

Alberta UCP leader Jason Kenney pitches $30 permit fees for trail users if elected

Alberta’s Opposition United Conservative leader says if elected premier he would increase funding for conservation projects and have trail users pay annual permit fees. Jason Kenney released a 13-point conservation plan while in Canmore, Alta. on Thursday. He says a…

Alberta Parks campsite reservations open Monday

With much of Alberta in a deep freeze, what better way to start thinking of warmer temperatures than making your summer camping plans? Reservations to book group camping areas in all Alberta Parks will open at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb.…

Parks Canada puts brakes on Icefields Parkway bike trail in Alberta

Parks Canada says it won’t go ahead with a controversial plan to build a bike trail along the scenic Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper National Parks. READ MORE: Parks docs show concerns with proposed bike trail between Banff and Jasper…

Rachel Notley resists calls to fire Alberta environment minister over Bighorn

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is resisting growing opposition demands to fire her environment minister over comments about RCMP involvement in a new parks plan. READ MORE: Large rally in Drayton Valley over Alberta’s plans for Bighorn Country Notley says Alberta has…

Alberta national parks camping reservations open for 2019 season

If you’re looking to camp at any of Alberta’s national parks this season, the race is already on to book your site. Parks Canada began taking reservations for all of the province’s national parks, including Banff, Jasper, Rocky Mountain House,…

Biologists pen letter over Alberta MLA’s ‘misinformation’ on conservation plans

More than three dozen retired provincial biologists are asking the Alberta government to stick with conservation efforts in a vast area of west-central Alberta despite what they call misinformation from an opposition MLA. In November, the New Democrats announced eight…