The hurdles to visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are likely to rise.
Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are the two most popular Canadian Rockies viewpoints. However, due to the limited parking lot, it is not possible to secure a space to park the car unless you go out early in the morning. Visiting by rental car is quite difficult.
There is a shuttle bus from Banff, but the shuttle bus in the summer of 2021 will change to a reservation system.
Lake Louise is getting more and more crowded every year, and the hurdles to visit are likely to become higher (Tears shuttle bus reservation is here >>
Air Canada has suspended 17 routes, including "Vancouver Narita".
AC3 flight (Vancouver → Narita) will be the last flight from February 15th, and AC4 flight (Narita → Vancouver) will be the last flight from February 16th.
It seems that the restoration is scheduled for May 1st (AC3) and May 2nd (AC4).
The latest hotel "Peaks Hotel & Suites" has opened on Lynx Street in downtown Banff.
Built as a house around 1910, it was later expanded as a hotel in 1930 with the addition of restaurants and bars. Since then, the Homestead Hotel has welcomed and welcomed guests for over 100 years.
The good news is that it's been a tough open in the Corona Vortex!
In the last two days, four people skating on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park have broken ice and fell into the lake.
Three were self-rescue and one was rescued by a rescue ranger.
According to the Banff National Park Administration Office, ice skating on natural lakes should carefully check the ice thickness of the lake and take into account that the ice thickness can change significantly over a short period of time. Must be.
Having self-rescue tools (life jackets, ropes, ice axes) can be very helpful if you don't know the thickness of the ice.
A minimum thickness of 15 cm is required for ice skating.
★ Canadian Rockies (Alberta) regulations ★
The following changes to public health restrictions came into effect on Monday, January 18th.
Up to 10 people can meet outdoors, and indoor gatherings remain prohibited.
Interpersonal and counseling services can only be opened by appointment (hair salon, nail salon, etc.).
The number of attendees at the ceremonial occasion has increased to 20.
Click the link below for the current restrictions
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Banff had a cougar warning, but the cougar in question was killed by a ranger in a national park.
"After careful consideration, Parks Canada has made the difficult decision to euthanize the animals," he said.
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A cougar warning was issued throughout the town of Banff.
A cougar is a large carnivorous beast, also known as a mountain lion. There are many cases where people were attacked and died.
On January 9th, a person walking a dog in Banff discovered a cougar. Moreover, it is said that the cougar acted intimidatingly to humans. This would have been scary ~
In addition, Parks Canada's Wildlife Conservation Officer found and removed the cougar's hidden prey in the yard of a residential area just two blocks from downtown.
Many years ago, there was an incident where a cougar was storing prey under the veranda of a residential area on the outskirts of Banff, but it's surprising that it's two blocks from downtown.
Even now, reports of encounters with cougars continue, and cougar warnings are currently being issued in the town of Banff. The contents are as follows.
Travel in groups and keep everyone together.
Pay particular attention to trips at dawn and dusk, when wildlife is most active.
If you are cycling or jogging, move slowly and do not wear earphones.
Make a noise to warn cougars and other potentially dangerous wildlife of your presence.
Take your bare spray in a location that is easily accessible.
Always connect your dog to the leash and let the dog walk during the day.
If you see or smell dead animals, leave the area.
If you encounter a cougar, slowly retreat. Never run or pretend to be dead.
Hold your arm or object over your head to make it look bigger.
Let's pick up the little child right away.
If you show the pretense that the cougar will attack. Scream, swing sticks, and throw rocks to thwart attacks.
Please report your sightings here (403-762-1470) immediately.
If you come across a cougar, it's better to take measures against cougar than social distance!