For the first time in more than a century, plains bison will roam wild in Banff National Park thanks to a successful reintroduction completed this week by Parks Canada. Watch the Banff bison make their homecoming journey.
After more than 40 years of waiting, Albertans can finally celebrate full protection for the Castle Special Place.
Parks Canada officially confirmed today that plains bison will be reintroduced to Canada’s oldest park.
Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established on November 25th, 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometres (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.