Big renovations approved for Lake Louise Ski Resort

Canada’s third-largest ski hill is set to get a makeover. Parks Canada approved a long-range plan for Lake Louise Ski Resort and the major renovation project will include some big environmental gains. The plan includes two new lodges, up to…

Parks puts up toilet etiquette signs to help international tourists with outhouse use

Some new signs are popping up in the Canadian Rockies to show international visitors how to properly use outhouses. Staff at Lake O’Hara in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park installed toilet etiquette signs, which ask users to sit rather than…

Tourists asked to plan ahead due to summer congestion in the mountains

Visitors planning a trip to Lake Louise are being asked to leave their vehicles behind in order to curb congestion. Angela Anderson with Banff and Lake Louise Tourism said there are ways to access the breathtaking mountain community without driving…

25-year-old man’s body found in Herbert Lake after drowning

A 25-year-old man’s body was recovered in Banff National Park’s Herbert Lake on Saturday, July 6. READ MORE: Emergency crews respond to two possible drownings in southern Alberta Sunday, RCMP say On June 30 at around 7:15 p.m., the man…

Most drowning victims are men who were not wearing life-jackets: Alberta report

Men make up the majority of drownings in Alberta and the incidents often occur in natural waterways during the spring and summer months, according to a new report by a Canadian lifeguarding group. The Lifesaving Society’s 2019 Alberta drowning report,…

Lake Louise releases plan on potential changes, gives back 1,000 hectares of undeveloped land

After years of negotiating with Parks Canada, Lake Louise Ski Resort is proposing some big changes and it’s sharing them with the public. It involves giving 1,000 hectares of land back to Parks Canada in exchange for being able to…

1 critically injured — not dead — after avalanche near Lake Louise: EMS

One person was critically injured after an avalanche in Yoho National Park on Saturday. Parks Canada received a call at 1:30 p.m. about three people on Des Poilus Glacier on the Wapta Icefield, two of whom were uninjured. Calgary EMS…

Lake Louise Ski Resort appeals ‘grossly disproportional’ $2M fine for cutting down trees

A world-renowned Alberta ski resort is appealing a $2.1 million fine it received for cutting down endangered trees five years ago. Lake Louise Ski Resort pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including 38 endangered whitebark…

Lake Louise Ski Resort to be sentenced for cutting down endangered trees

A Calgary judge is scheduled to sentence a world-renowned Alberta ski resort on Friday for cutting down endangered trees five years ago. The Lake Louise resort in Banff National Park pleaded guilty last December to removing a stand of trees,…