Low-Impact Best Practices

> Chad Townsend

Town of Banff

Given its location in Banff National Park and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Town of Banff has both an opportunity and an obligation to strive toward becoming a model community for environmental stewardship. Beyond provincial standards and recycling, environmental respect and responsibility can be incorporated into all aspects of life.


> Karl Giesler

Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad

We are a family based organization enjoying year round rides throughout the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Alberta. We practice active stewardship including trail clean-ups, development, and maintenance projects, as well as providing a powerful voice for ATV enthusiasts who wish to continue to have access to off highway vehicle trails and random camping areas. The Quad Squad is also an organization member of the Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association (AOHVA) and South West Alberta Trails Advisory Council (SWAT).

Our mission is to promote responsible use of Alberta’s Southern Rockies and to ensure the conservation of our wilderness areas for the continued use of future generations. We are focused on sustainability and place a high priority on safety and rider education. We have a pro-active multi-use trail maintenance and development program.




> Michal Wasuita

Pine Bungalows

Nestled between the tall skyward reaching pine, spruce and fir trees of the Jasper valley on the bank of the Athabasca River, Pine Bungalows is an exceptional place to call home as you re-connect with nature and explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Just 2 KM. from the Jasper town-site, Pine Bungalows offers the benefits of tranquility and relaxation while you explore Jasper.

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> Peter Swain

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Just half an hour south of the Trans Canada Highway, this high plateau stands above the prairie as an island of cool and moist forest. With its mix of forests, wetlands and grasslands, it is home to an astonishing diversity of plants and animals: over 220 bird species, 47 mammal species, as well as several species each of reptiles and amphibians.  With such varied resources, Cypress Hills is a wild and wonderful place to explore! Campgrounds are open year round or you can relax in one of our resort lodges. Enjoy a quiet stroll along a lake, go fishing, discover the Dark Sky Preserve or view wildlife. Over 50 km of trails are waiting for you to explore on foot, mountain bicycle or cross-country skis.

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