In a message today from Banff Lake Louise Tourism in response to the recent flooding in western Alberta, the local tourism bureau assures travellers with plans to visit the National Park that they can expect 'business as usual' in Banff and Lake Louise.
The release states that "Banff National Park, the Town of Banff and the hamlet of Lake Louise were fortunate to have escaped many of the direct impacts of last week’s storm. Spirits are up and Banff is OPEN for business.
"The recent severe weather triggered flooding in many communities across southern Alberta, cutting off key transportation routes, disrupting power and water supplies, and interrupting communication channels.
The coordinated efforts of the Town of Banff, Parks Canada, and the RCMP, ensured public safety at all times. The Town of Banff’s water supply was never compromised and continuity of essential services was maintained.
Today, the majority of the national park’s highways have been cleared for travel. Our park information centres are busy welcoming visitors. And our businesses, from lodging to restaurants, retail to attractions, are welcoming guests."
Access to Banff and Lake Louise is available from all points west and north and most local area attractions are open.
The release goes on to state "Intensely proud of its heritage as Canada’s first national park, businesses this past week were steadfastly responsive to visitor needs, while the local volunteer community stepped up efforts to help visitors and residents alike. Banff National Park looks forward to hosting visitors and extending a world-class welcome throughout the entire exciting summer season."
CMH Summer Adventures is preparing to welcome the first visitors of the season on July 5 in the Bobbie Burns. The Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo Lodges, located in British Columbia, almost 2.5 hrs west of Banff National Park were unaffected by the recent weather events.
For more information, please visit www.BanffLakeLouise.com.