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Banff Park to close road at night to protect wildlife

Cyclists ride the Trans Canada Highway that runs through Banff and Jasper national parks. (Rich Landers)
Cyclists ride the Trans Canada Highway that runs through Banff and Jasper national parks. (Rich Landers)

WILDLIFE -- Canada is taking a bold step to protect Banff National Park wildlife from the most common killer of critters:

Parks Canada to implement overnight travel restriction in Banff NP
As first recommended in the two-year, $2-million Banff Bow Valley Study in 1997, Parks Canada has announced that it will implement seasonal travel restrictions on the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park in Alberta that will close 10.5 miles of the nearly 30-mile highway from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. between March 1 and June 25 to give wildlife undisturbed space in the spring.
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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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