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Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park Highway Avalanche Control

Every winter, avalanches threaten highways and railway lines in Canada’s Mountain National Parks. Travel by air through Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks with our Visitor Safety Specialists as they perform helicopter explosive control on some of Canada’s western Canada’s most important transportation corridors.

This team effort includes many Parks staff members including highway staff who are on stand-by to clean up any debris that reaches the roadway to ensure routes can be reopened quickly.

To keep up to date on these activities in Canada’s Mountain National Parks, follow us on Twitter: @ParksMtnSafety or check out our website

Filmed during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 winter seasons.
Filmed by: Aaron Beardmore, Stephen Holeczi
Edited by: Ray Schmidt Music: Life’s Things by Mindthings

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