Bull bison relocated to Rocky Mountain House after wandering out of Banff National Park

Parks Canada says a third bull bison has wandered out of Banff National Park. A herd of wild plains bison has been free to roam a 1,200 square-kilometre area in the backcountry for the past year as part of a…

Backcountry hike to see Banff bison a spiritual journey for group of Alberta women

Marie-Eve Marchand and Tanealle Shade stand on a grassy knoll in Alberta’s Banff National Park hoping to catch a glimpse of the bison herd. As they look at a small warden’s cabin, Marchand raises her binoculars to Divide Pass. “They’re…

Elk Island National Park bison populating herds across globe ‘the cornerstone of conservation’

The bison you see in Elk Island National Park have relatives as far away as Scotland, Alaska and Russia. The park, though just a short drive away for Edmontonians, has expanded its reach around the world, thanks to its reintegration…

Parks Canada warns visitor behaviour is changing bear habits

Parks Canada is warning the public about the dangers of bears and cougars at an Edmonton-area national park, hoping visitors can help keep themselves and the wildlife safe. In any given year, more than 360,000 visitors come through Elk Island…

New park to buffer Alberta national park earns praise from First Nation

A First Nation say creating a new wildland park in northern Alberta will go a long way toward ensuring Indigenous people can keep up their traditional pursuits. Melody Lepine of the Mikisew Cree First Nation says the new park will…