A saskatchewan man faces rare charges under national parks wildlife regulations and potential fines of up to 125 000 after allegedly using a slingshot to hurl projectiles at a cougar in banff. As canada s first and oldest national park banff national park covers an area of 2 564 square miles 6 641 sq km and reaches all the way to the border of jasper national park.
Violators may be charged under the canada national parks act.
Canada national parks banff. Banff alberta banff national park canada s first national park 1 1 2 hrs drive west of calgary alberta canada. Parks canada sets guidelines to preserve the natural beauty and ecological history of this region. Parks canada reported attendance of 15 449 249 at all national parks and reserves in 2016 17 including over four million visits to the busiest park banff and only two persons at the least visited park tuktut nogait.
Banff national park established in 1885 is canada s oldest national park. Simplicity marks the origin of banff canada s first national park. Banff lake louise yoho kootenay national parks reservations for banff yoho kootenay s backcountry camping for the remainder of the 2020 season until march 2021 will re open on wednesday june 24th 2020 at 8 00 a m.
The town of banff is a municipality that lies within banff national park and residents and visitors are required to abide by these guidelines. Maximum penalty 25 000. This is the same range of mountains that extend down into colorado and rocky mountains national park.
Superintendent banff field unit. Rocky mountain peaks turquoise glacial lakes a picture perfect mountain town and village abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in banff national park canada s first national park and the flagship of the nation s park system. Government of canada parks canada gouvernement du canada parcs canada parc national banff.
From banff s humble beginnings as a 26 square kilometre hot springs reserve banff national park now consists of 6 641 square kilometres of unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent. In 1883 on the slopes of the canadian rocky mountains three railway workers discovered a natural hot spring and from there. For more information call banff park dispatch at 403 762 1470.