Experience The Mountain Parks Blog
...all about the Alberta-to-British Columbia mountain parks, including life in and around the parks. Not all our news and stories are here, though, so you might want to check our news section and Bob's "tweets" —conveniently placed in the upper right of each page.
The second round of our monthly giveaways is starting tomorrow June 4, 2012 with our Trivia Quiz #2. Each quiz is running for a full month and only one answer per person will be considered. The winner will be randomly drawn from the submissions with the correct answers.
Thanks to Graeme Pole for providing 10 sets of 3 companion guides, as shown below!
About Graeme Pole, an excerpt from his website, "Graeme Pole has been trooping around the Canadian Rockies for 30 years, and has been writing about the human history and the natural history of western Canada since 1989. His catalogue includes eleven published books with cumulative sales of more than 300,000 copies. Graeme lives with his family near Hazelton in northwestern BC, where he serves as a paramedic...".
Lastly, make sure to read Graeme's exclusive story to Experience The Mountain Parks called "Kananaskis Country — 4 Easy Hikes 4 U"
Have fun trying to find the right answers and good luck!
The Trivia Quiz #1 winner, run from May 3, 2012 to June 3, 2012 inclusive, will be announced in a few days.
66.9 km south of Highway #1
The video we're showing you here is the one Bob "tweeted" about on January 25, 2012.This is a 27 min. on Alberta Parks (not all nationals though, as they are highlighting Alberta Provincial Parks as well) from south to north. It was aired on ARD a premium German TV Channel on January 15, 2012.
Sorry, we don't have the English translation, but the storyline says: "When you hear the name Banff and Jasper you think imposing mountains, turquoise lakes and on gigantic glaciers. Every year it attracts thousands of people in the finest National Parks of Canada. They come to hike, to rafting, cruising with their bikes or just to enjoy the incredible vastness and silence of the Rocky Mountains."
200 000 of the premiere edition of Explore Alberta Parks just got printed!
(Originally only 150 000 copies were planned to be printed)
It highlights some Alberta Parks like Dinosaur Provincial Park, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Kananaskis Country, Willmore Wildland Provincial Park, Winagami Provincial Park, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, and more.
This magazine is published by Parks Division, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Ministry. CMI Publishing is proud to be part of this project, being in charge of its distribution, and advertising sales.
You'll find 80 pages of maps, photos, and information about wildlife, or camping in Alberta.
34 000 Globe & Mail subscribers in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba will receive a complimentary copy in April 2011.
We know that already at least 30 000 copies have made their way throughout the province...
You'll find copies of Explore Alberta Parks in all Alberta Parks Visitor Information Centres around the province, as well as 500+ selected distribution points, including MEC (Mountain Equipement Co-op), or AMA (Alberta Motor Association), or Calgary Airport.
We took a few photos of this magazine:
- Banff Visitor Centre pays tribute to its cultural history
- Getting Off The Grid. Great for Adventure Lovers!
- And the second place in the Friends & Family category goes to...
- And the second place in the Videos category of our 2012 RECESS IS BACK readers' contest goes to...
- And the second place in the Landscapes and Sunsets category of our 2012 RECESS IS BACK readers' contest goes to...
- And the second place in the Wildlife & Flowers category goes to...
- And the winners of our 2012/2013 Photos and Videos Contest are...
- 2012/2013 Photos/Videos Contest
- oTENTiks are coming to a mountain park near you!
- Submissions to our 2012/2013 Photos/Videos Contest are now over...