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Kananaskis revitalized by funding boost

Government investment in Alberta Parks in the Kananaskis Region will create and enhance the visitor experience. The province earmarked $18.7 million this year towards improving amenities in the nearly 60 parks and protected areas throughout the Kananaskis region, building on a $9.7-million commitment last year. “Alberta’s wild spaces make our lives better.... Read More »

Government of Alberta

New On-It bus service between Banff and Calgary

On-It is celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday with weekend bus service from June 17 to September 4, 2017. The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) is piloting the service to Banff that will include pick-up and stops in Okotoks, Calgary Cochrane and Canmore. Tickets are sold online at a special Canada 150 price of $10... Read More »

ON-it Regional Transit

Canadian En[tour]preneur Experience

Join us in Ottawa August 13–15, 2017  En[tour]preneur - Noun. A creative and passionate individual interested in a career in tourism.  Does this describe you? Apply now to join Bardish Chagger, Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Tourism, in Ottawa from August 13 to 15, 2017‎, for two days of learning... Read More »

Government of Canada

Canada's most endangered mammal gets a major boost

As Canada marks its 150th birthday, the Calgary Zoo is also commemorating a successful year for the Vancouver Island marmot. The country’s most endangered mammal will see a major boost with three marmots released into the wild in early July and the birth of at least 16 pups at the... Read More »

Calgary Zoo

There’s something brewing in Alberta

Albertans drink a lot of beer – the third largest amount per capita among the provinces after Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec. Our beer consumption is not as high as some places around the world, but we are up there with beer-loving countries such as the UK and Brazil. Alberta does... Read More »

ATB Financial

Experience Banff National Park a whole new way

During the summer of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, more visitors than ever from all over the world are expected to visit Banff National Park. Parks Canada, the Town of Banff, and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism have teamed up to ensure the visitor experience is as seamless as usual. With new... Read More »

Banff Lake Louise Tourism

It’s #MuseumWeek: Let’s celebrate!

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement about Museum Week (June 19 to 25) and recent international attention received by Alberta’s historic sites and museums: “I am so excited that our heritage facilities are taking part in #MuseumWeek — an online campaign intended for museums and... Read More »

Government of Alberta

Alberta celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan will speak at a National Aboriginal Day kickoff event June 19 in Edmonton, featuring Indigenous artists and performers. This year marks the 21st annual National Aboriginal Day, a cross-country event honouring the rich and diverse history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit... Read More »

Government of Alberta

Aeromexico announces its new flight to Calgary, Canada from Mexico City

Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, started to serve its fourth Canadian destination the Calgary-Mexico City route on June 1, with daily nonstop service. The new flight is operated with the carrier's Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 160 seats including 16 in Clase Premier, Aeromexico's Business Class cabin, with the following flight schedules: Calgary... Read More »

YYC

The Calgary Stampede announces this year’s seven, very special Parade Marshals

The Calgary Stampede is honoured to announce this year’s Parade Marshals are the seven chiefs of the Treaty 7 Nations. The Treaty 7 Nations are comprised of three Blackfoot Confederacy Nations   three Stoney Nakoda Nations and the Tsuut’ina Nation, whose territories are in southern Alberta.  Our 2017 Parade Marshals... Read More »

Calgary Stampede

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