BANFF, Alberta — Parks Canada has called for bans on camping on national parks in the wake of the death of a young man camping at a national park in Banff National Park.
Parks spokesman Joe Smith said the agency would consider its options to try to stop the problem and protect its resources.
“This is something that we’re doing very carefully and very carefully to look at.
And, if we can’t prevent it, then we’re going to look very carefully at how we’re protecting our resources,” he said.
He said the ban would be in place for the duration of the ban, which was announced Monday.
The ban would go into effect at 9 p.m.
Smith said the park would take steps to ensure that people who were camping illegally at the park’s two main campsites were not permitted to return to their campsite.
In the meantime, he said, the park was working to keep the park open as normal.
It will also continue to monitor any reports of camping or campfires that could pose a threat to public safety.
Park officials say there have been no reported incidents related to camping at the two campsites.