Proposed hotel development directly contradicts Parks Canada policy

Here is an action alert from CPAWS to read about, take action on and share with others:

Dear Eldy,

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the Canadian Rockies, and among the most photographed landscapes in the world. Maligne Tours, the commercial operator that runs daytime operations at Maligne Lake, is proposing to build a 66 suite hotel and fifteen tent cabins on the shores of this iconic lake.

This proposed hotel development directly contradicts Parks Canada policy prohibiting new overnight accommodations in the park outside of Jasper town site, and would jeopardize the very survival of the highly threatened Maligne herd of woodland caribou. Allowing the Maligne Lake hotel development to proceed would create a precedent that could open the floodgates to uncontrolled development in our national parks.

Our national parks don’t belong to private companies – they belong to all of us as Canadians, and together we must speak up to protect them.

Until December 15th, Maligne Tours and Parks Canada are inviting feedback from the public on the proposal. Your voice is needed to stop this hotel development and ensure our spectacular Rocky Mountain national parks and the woodland caribou and other wildlife that call them home are protected for future generations of Canadians to appreciate and enjoy.

Taking a few minutes to write a short message could help save this iconic Canadian national park and its threatened wildlife. Speak up now!

Yours in conservation,

Alison Woodley CPAWS National Director, Parks Program

I have been to this lovely lake and it is indeed a pristine treasure that would suffer habitat destruction and disruption should development such as this be allowed.

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