Hiker injured by black bear on Lake Louise trail

A tourist was treated for minor injuries after an encounter with a black bear at Lake Louise in Banff National Park last week. According to Parks Canada, staff received a report at about 4:45 p.m. on Friday that a person…

Jasper National Park stops issuing bear reports due to ‘harassment of wildlife’

Jasper National Park has stopped issuing bear reports this summer because the warnings have become counterproductive: instead of taking heed of the reports, visitors actively seek out the animals and sometimes take risks to snap photos. The discontinuation of reports…

Banff campground reopens after man sent to hospital in rare wolf attack

A campground in Banff National Park where a wolf attacked a man in a tent last week has reopened to the public. The attack happened at the Ramparts Creek campground on the Icefields Parkway north of Lake Louise, around 1…

3 people charged after noise complaint devolves into altercation, Jasper officers assaulted

Jasper RCMP officers were dispatched to a noise complaint at the Pine Bungalows Saturday night and the call did not go smoothly. Officers arrived on the scene just after midnight. They discovered one of the people there, a 31-year-old woman…

Banff campground closed after wolf attack

An early-morning wolf incident has closed Rampart Creek Campground in Banff National Park. At around 1 a.m. Friday morning, Parks Canada received a report of a wolf attacking a tent in the campground, leaving one camper with injuries to their…

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…

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…

Second Banff grizzly dies after being struck by vehicle: Parks Canada

The second grizzly bear in three weeks has died after being struck by a vehicle in Banff National Park. Resource conservation manager Bill Hunt says a female yearling was found severely injured Saturday on the road leading to the Sunshine…

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…