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Parks Canada Painstakingly Prepared for Deluge of Canada 150 Visitors

Parks Canada Painstakingly Prepared for Deluge of Canada 150 Visitors

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Two Jack Lake
A view of Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park is shown in an undated handout photo. Parks Canada prepared for an increase in visitors this year as people across the country and around the world requested free annual passes to explore the nation’s natural treasures as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Travel Alberta)

CALGARY – From avoiding burned out workers to ensuring washrooms have enough toilet paper, documents show how Parks Canada painstakingly prepared for a record number of visitors this year.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Ottawa has made admission to Canada’s national parks and historic sites free in 2017.

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First Bison Calves Born in Banff National Park Backcountry in 140 Years

First Bison Calves Born in Banff National Park Backcountry in 140 Years

By The Canadian Press

Bison Calf
This bison calf’s first steps in Banff’s backcountry are part of a larger project to reintroduce wild bison to Canada’s first national park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO-Parks Canada-Adam Zier-Vogel)

BANFF, Alta. – For the first time in more than 140 years, bison calves have been born in Banff National Park’s backcountry.

Parks Canada says the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut.

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