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This surf guard tower looked over Lovekin Rock in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve before being torn down after the program was axed by Parks Canada in 2012. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Witness to fatal drowning near Tofino urges return of lifeguards to national park reserve

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve says there are no plans to bring back Surf Guard program

 

View of Rogers Peak on July 19, 2021. (Tim van der Krogt-Revelstoke Review)

Climber found dead in Glacier National Park

Parks safety crews have been called out on five rescues in the last nine days

 

The trail to Eva Lake in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. (File photo)

Backcountry closed in Mt. Revelstoke National Park

Parks Canada fire crews responded to a fire on Frisby Ridge

 

The fire ban has been lifted in Glacier National Park, in designated spots. (Courtesy SF Rec and Park)

Parks Canada lifts fire ban in Glacier National Park

Camp fires now allowed in designated areas

The fire ban has been lifted in Glacier National Park, in designated spots. (Courtesy SF Rec and Park)
Bear activity along the highway close to Field has spurred the no stopping zone. (Claire Palmer photo)

No stopping zone in effect in Yoho National Park

A six kilometre stretch just east of Field is affected

Bear activity along the highway close to Field has spurred the no stopping zone. (Claire Palmer photo)
Twin falls in Yoho National Park. Yoho is one of the mountain parks whose draft management plan is now available for review. (Claire Palmer photo)

Local input sought to shape future of mountain national parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks are amongst those seeking input

Twin falls in Yoho National Park. Yoho is one of the mountain parks whose draft management plan is now available for review. (Claire Palmer photo)
Take a guided hike to Paget Lookout in Yoho National Park. (Photo: Zoya Lynch/Parks Canada)

Reservations open April 13 for these guided Rocky Mountain hikes!

The whitebark pine tree is endangered, and Parks Canada is using prescribed…

  • Apr 5, 2021
Take a guided hike to Paget Lookout in Yoho National Park. (Photo: Zoya Lynch/Parks Canada)
A grizzly bear, known as No. 49, is currently feeding in the Mt. Revelstoke summit area. For visitor and wildlife safety, Parks Canada has implemented a minimum group size of four when hiking in the summit area, until further notice. (Rob Buchanan/Parks Canada)

Minimum group size restriction in place for hiking at Mt. Revelstoke National Park summit

Parks Canada is concerned for both visitor and wildlife safety due to bear activity in the area

A grizzly bear, known as No. 49, is currently feeding in the Mt. Revelstoke summit area. For visitor and wildlife safety, Parks Canada has implemented a minimum group size of four when hiking in the summit area, until further notice. (Rob Buchanan/Parks Canada)
Meaghen McCord cradles a smoothhound shark (Mustelus mustelus). McCord achieved a Masters Degree in Fisheries Science, where she specialized in the stock assessment and fishery management of commercially fished sharks in South Africa. (Submitted photo)

B.C. marine ecologist wants Canada to sink its teeth into shark protection

Gulf Islands scientist says top predator under shocking threat from human behaviour

Meaghen McCord cradles a smoothhound shark (Mustelus mustelus). McCord achieved a Masters Degree in Fisheries Science, where she specialized in the stock assessment and fishery management of commercially fished sharks in South Africa. (Submitted photo)
Areas along the West Coast Trail, Broken Island Groups and Long Beach Unit will remain closed to public for overnight camping in 2020. (Photo: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve/Facebook)

West Coast Trail to remain closed to overnight camping for rest of the year

Broken Islands and Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve also off limits

Areas along the West Coast Trail, Broken Island Groups and Long Beach Unit will remain closed to public for overnight camping in 2020. (Photo: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve/Facebook)
The campground has 65 sites. However, due to COVID-19, capacity will be set at half to allow physical distancing. (Submitted)

New Mount Revelstoke National Park campground opening July 15

It’s the first campground built in a mountain national park in over half a century

The campground has 65 sites. However, due to COVID-19, capacity will be set at half to allow physical distancing. (Submitted)
Banff National Park. (The Canadian Press)

National parks to open campgrounds for existing reservations next week

All national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas were closed at the end of March

Banff National Park. (The Canadian Press)
Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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

All national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas have been closed for weeks

Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Construction work at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park in 2019. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

2020 construction projects planned for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park

Parks Canada said they are continuing to improve Highway 1 over Rogers Pass

Construction work at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park in 2019. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
A collection of new artifacts from the wreck of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus, is seen at Parks Canada Conservation Laboratories in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Artifacts include a hairbrush, handle of a stamp for a seal, clothes brush, comb, piece of sealing wax, chain, toothbrush and paintbrush. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Thumbprint, hairbrush: Franklin wreck in Nunavut waters reveals sailors’ lives

In 2019, the Parks Canada team produced extraordinary images of the HMS Terror

A collection of new artifacts from the wreck of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus, is seen at Parks Canada Conservation Laboratories in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Artifacts include a hairbrush, handle of a stamp for a seal, clothes brush, comb, piece of sealing wax, chain, toothbrush and paintbrush. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The trail to Eva Lake in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. (File photo)

Dog owner fined $1,000 after dog chases bear in Mt. Revelstoke National Park

The incident resulted in the summit being closed to dogs indefinitely

The trail to Eva Lake in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. (File photo)
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Research vessel RV David Thompson will make its maiden voyage to Alaska from Victoria. (Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS)

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

Research vessel RV David Thompson will make its maiden voyage to Alaska from Victoria. (Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS)