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Calgary (January 20, 2011) – This year marks the third time that Twist Marketing has been selected for the Fast Growth 50 list that recognizes growth-oriented businesses in Alberta (2011 ranking - #31). The list is compiled annually by Alberta Venture and KPMG LLP. In selecting the 50 fastest growing... Read More »
Tourism Jasper is excited to announce the launch of its new Facebook Page, “Jasper Canadian Rockies”. The page’s design is based on the Tourism Jasper website www.Jasper.travel and is fully interactive with the site. The Jasper Canadian Rockies Page includes ideas on things to do, places to stay, current deals,... Read More »
The 2010 edition of Explore Kananaskis Country and the Ghost Area was recently honoured by the IAPHC at their 36th International Gallery of Excellence, for excellence in the arts and sciences of graphic expression. The 36th International Gallery of Excellence presented a creative cavalcade of truly dazzling entries from around the... Read More »
Canada-e-Connect, being held in Toronto February 2 - 4, 2011, is the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s compelling look into the online and web-based trends, tools and technology that can help catalyze growth in the tourism sector. The sessions at Canada-e-Connect have been designed to meet the needs of a cross-section of... Read More »
Explore the stuff of grand legends, authentic Canadiana and a 200-year-old love story Jasper, AB, January 14, 2011 ~ Jasper celebrates the remarkable life of legendary explorer David Thompson during the David Thompson Bicentennial, 1811-2011 with a year of events and activities geared to bring his stories and adventures out... Read More »
Invitation: Public Consultation on Ski Area Site Guidelines for Development and Use at Mount Norquay
If you care about Banff’s environment, ski and hike in the area, or simply have an interest in this 85-year-old downhill ski resort, Parks Canada’s draft site guidelines for Mount Norquay might be of interest to you. These guidelines are designed to protect ecological integrity and to provide a range... Read More »
udging by the 1,400 nominations for the annual Gold Star Awards, visitors and residents were obviously well looked after in Wood Buffalo last year according to a recent article by Carol Christian in Fort McMurray Today on January 31. That made it a record year for Sunday's seventh annual Fort... Read More »
Canada will continue to lose its attractiveness as a world tourist destination unless governments take immediate action to ease tax, regulatory and other burdens on the $71.5 billion industry, according to a study by the National Travel and Tourism Coalition (NTTC). “Since 2002, Canada has slipped from the eighth most‐visited destination... Read More »