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Camping reservations are now open for Alberta’s provincial parks for the coming season.

Camping reservations open for Alberta parks

Parks Canada reservations begin in April

 

Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Critics are asking for details on how the Alberta government will “optimize” the province’s parks by getting other people to run them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Critics ask why no details on government plan for parks management

Last February, the UCP announced a plan seek third-party partners to run 164 parks

 

Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference to announce $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

‘Resounding success’: Alberta calls parks policy a victory despite climbdown claims

‘Resounding success’: Alberta calls parks policy a victory despite climbdown claims

Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference to announce $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage at the Videotron Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Quebec City. The Alberta government has launched a social media campaign called "My Parks Will Go On" in its ongoing debate with the Opposition NDP about the fate of some of the province's parks and recreation areas. The campaign name is a play on the 1997 power-pop ballad by Dion that became a superhit when the movie "Titanic" was released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Alberta politicians use duelling tunes to make parks arguments

Alberta politicians use duelling tunes to make parks arguments

Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage at the Videotron Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Quebec City. The Alberta government has launched a social media campaign called "My Parks Will Go On" in its ongoing debate with the Opposition NDP about the fate of some of the province's parks and recreation areas. The campaign name is a play on the 1997 power-pop ballad by Dion that became a superhit when the movie "Titanic" was released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

De-listing Alberta parks creates ‘risk’ for coal mining: CPAWS

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society speaks at JJ Collett AGM

JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Documents reveal doubts on Alberta plans to close, deregulate parks

Documents reveal doubts on Alberta plans to close, deregulate parks

Documents reveal doubts on Alberta plans to close, deregulate parks

Documents reveal doubts on Alberta plans to close, deregulate parks
The briefing notes show that as recently as last December park selloffs were at least considered by the UCP government, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Documents reveal doubts on Alberta plans to close, deregulate parks

EDMONTON — Top advisers to Alberta’s environment minister were cautious about the…

The briefing notes show that as recently as last December park selloffs were at least considered by the UCP government, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Minister of Environment Jonathan Wilkinson says 29 of the 48 national parks will open for day use, and there will be access to washrooms, in a May 27, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Twenty-nine of Canada’s 48 national parks to reopen to day-use visitors June 1

More than half of Canada’s national parks — including Banff in Alberta,…

Minister of Environment Jonathan Wilkinson says 29 of the 48 national parks will open for day use, and there will be access to washrooms, in a May 27, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships

COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships

COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships

COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships
FILE - Dinosaur Provincial Park’s unique landscape features striking hoodoos shaped by glaciers. (Alberta Parks photo)                                Alberta Parks photo Dinosaur Provincial Park’s unique landscape features striking hoodoos shaped by glaciers.

Alberta government says it is fully or partially closing 20 provincial parks

Government will also be looking to hand over 164 other parks to third-party managers

FILE - Dinosaur Provincial Park’s unique landscape features striking hoodoos shaped by glaciers. (Alberta Parks photo)                                Alberta Parks photo Dinosaur Provincial Park’s unique landscape features striking hoodoos shaped by glaciers.