Parks Canada says camping to resume in national parks on June 22 by reservation only

Parks Canada announced on Wednesday that camping will gradually resume at a number of national parks and historic sites across the country starting June 22 but will, initially, only be open to those with existing reservations. National parks, historic sites…

‘Never seen anything like it’: Bear cub spotted in Alberta with unique white head

A photo captured over the weekend by a Calgary family has experts excited about what could be the first spotting ever of a grizzly with a white head but regular brown colouring on its body. The photo was captured while…

Concerns raised as people crowd rare white grizzly in Banff and Yoho parks

A wildlife photographer says he’s worried about a rare white grizzly living in mountain parks in Alberta and British Columbia after watching people get too close to it and seeing it run across a highway. The bear, which has been…

Waterton Lakes National Park opens its gates to visitors

Waterton Lakes National Park has officially opened its gates to visitors, and despite strong health guidelines related to COVID-19, plenty of people made the journey on Monday. READ MORE: Waterton Lakes National Park prepares for June 1 reopening For Australian…

Coronavirus: Banff National Park prepares for June 1 reopening

Banff National Park is preparing to reopen on Monday as COVID-19 restrictions ease. READ MORE: Banff ‘ready to welcome visitors back’ as Alberta eases COVID-19 restrictions With rain beating down on the streets of Banff on May 31, business owners…

Parks Canada releases full list of national parks partially reopening on June 1

Parks Canada announced on Wednesday which national parks will be reopening on June 1. National parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas have been closed since late March to slow the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE: Coronavirus — Parks Canada…

White grizzly named by Bow Valley residents

A newly discovered white grizzly bear near Banff has been named Nakoda after the Bow Valley Network received hundreds of suggestions from residents. Nakoda means “friend” or “ally” in the native language of three Indigenous tribes in the area: Bearspaw,…

Coronavirus: Jasper National Park asks visitors to continue to stay away as Kenney announces relaunch plans

On the same day Premier Jason Kenney announced Alberta’s post-COVID-19 reopen strategy could launch as early as May 14, the Municipality of Jasper is asking visitors to not return to the park until after that. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Alberta phased…