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 Elk Island Visitor Information Centre unveiled ahead of busy summer season

Dozens gathered for a grand opening celebration in Elk Island National Park Saturday for the official unveiling of the park’s new visitor information centre. A massive renovation on the decades-old facility was recently completed, thanks in part to a grant…

Nature lovers can explore area east of Edmonton that’s ‘teeming with wildlife’ in 2019

A charity that works to conserve natural areas in the Edmonton area says it expects to provide nature lovers with an exciting new place to visit that is “teeming with wildlife” sometime in 2019. The Smith Blackburn Homestead will become…

After free admission year, attendance drops in Alberta parks

December 10 2018 8:54am Attendance is down at nearly every national park in Alberta. Admission fees were reinstated following Canada 150 celebrations. But as Julia Wong reports, one park says it’s not a concern. ‘ }); } else { var…

Attendance down at almost every national park in Alberta but it isn’t all bad news

Attendance is down at nearly every national park in Alberta this year, but the promotion officer at one park said the overall admissions trend there is on the rise. According to numbers collected by Alberta Tourism, attendance in 2018 is…