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…

UN says Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park needs ‘considerably more effort’

The status of Canada’s largest park as a world heritage site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it. “Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at…

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…

8 new park proposed for Bighorn Country area of Rocky Mountains

Premier Rachel Notley announced a new $40-million dollar plan to designate eight areas of the Bighorn region of the eastern Rocky Mountains as protected ranges modelled after the Peter Lougheed project that designated Kananaskis Country a provincial park.

Notley outlines benefits and significance of 8 new Rocky Mountain parks

November 23 2018 3:40pm Premier Rachel Notley says a $40-million dollar plan to designate parts of the Bighorn region of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains as eight new parks will create jobs, but also protect critical wildlife and…

Canada to allow cannabis smoking at campsites in national parks

Parks Canada says campers will be allowed to smoke cannabis at registered campsites in national parks across Canada. As well, hikers in national parks in some provinces – including Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec – will be allowed to smoke on…