Canada’s First Métis Cultural Destination Features Campground, Lodge

Métis Crossing, dubbed as the first major Métis cultural interpretive center in Alberta (Canada) and a premier destination for Alberta Métis cultural interpretation, education, and gatherings, is celebrating its grand opening this weekend. Photo courtesy of Métis Crossing According to its website, nestled on 688 acres of land, comprised of river lot titles from the […]

Mountie Park Campground Reports Record-Breaking Year

Mountie Park Campground (Alberta, Canada) has had a successful 2022 and could be close to generating nearly CA$49,000 in revenues, approximately 25% over what was initially estimated. According to a report, Town of Westlock community services director Gerry Murphy told councilors at their September 12 meeting that they’d projected that the campground would earn CA$37,000 […]

Waterton Lakes National Park Rebuilding Continues

As per a report, the rebuilding continues as those near and in Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Cabada) honor the fifth anniversary of the Kenow wildfire. “Life is wonderful, but it’s been a challenge over the past five years,” said Jim Garner, owner of the Rocking Heart Ranch. “We’ve been busy rebuilding our two homes, […]

Power Restored at Jasper, Wildfire Still Active

After depending on backup generators for over a week, power was restored to the municipality of Jasper (Alberta, Canada) on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada As per a report, ATCO Electric has been working to fix power transmission lines damaged by the Chetamon wildfire. On Tuesday, they announced they would start phasing the town […]

Jasper National Park To Host Stargazing Festival This October

The Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada will hold a two-week event from October 14 to 23, called “The Jasper Dark Sky Festival.” The national park was designated as a dark-sky preserve in 2011, which means it always offers spectacular stargazing opportunities, according to a report. In addition to having plenty of time to enjoy […]

Chetamon Wildfire Prompts Closure of Jasper National Park Campgrounds

Jasper National Park has temporarily shut down Whistlers and Wapiti campgrounds due to the continuing power issues arising from the Chetamon wildfire. As per a report, Jasper National Park said Tuesday morning that the primary goal at present is to focus on restoring all the essential services to the Jasper community.  Campers who are currently […]

Alberta to Re-Index Income Tax

Alberta (Canada) Premier Jason Kenney says the province’s anticipated surplus for the fiscal year jumped to CA$13.2 billion and as a result, the government is re-indexing income tax beginning this year. According to a report, Kenney made the announcement Tuesday, a day before the government released its first quarter fiscal update. When the budget for […]

Canadian Summer Tourism Ready for Last Long Weekend Push

Destinations across Alberta (Canada) are at their final long weekend push before a new season starts. According to a report, Heritage Park, a family-friendly historic destination has made its return to full service coming out of the pandemic and its numbers have bounced back to almost pre-pandemic levels. It’s been a welcomed revival for the […]

UNESCO Concludes Visit To Wood Buffalo National Park For World Heritage Action Plan Review

Representatives from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently concluded a nine-day visit to Wood Buffalo National Park (Alberta) and World Heritage Site.  The World Heritage Committee first visited the park in 2016 and requested a second visit in […]

56-Acre RV Park Planned in Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County (Alberta, Canada) will be holding a public hearing later in the fall regarding a plan to convert a farm between St. Albert and Morinville into a parking lot for up to 1,200 recreational vehicles. According to a report, the county council voted 6-1 on August 23 in favor of the first reading of […]