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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Government of Canada announced yesterday that it would be extending the eTA leniency period to November 9, 2016. The purpose is to minimize travel disruptions and to give travellers and air lines more time to comply with new regulations. Starting November 10, 2016, Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, will... Read More »