Banff in the time of Coronavirus

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We are living in unprecedented times.  The tourism industry is at a complete standstill: famously crowded locations now ghost towns as citizens across the world stay at home to slow the spread of the virus.

The future is very uncertain for GuideMe.  We haven't posted in a long time as we've been taking some days to regroup, reassess and figure out what the heck this all means.

We still don't know.  Each day brings more news and updates from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Government.

For now, our plan is to continue to spread beautiful photos of the spaces we are blessed to inhabit, and share any updates as they come in.  We remain dedicated to keeping you updated, and hope that in the not too distant future we can welcome you back to Banff.

Today, March 24, 2020, Parks Canada closed the parking lots and trails of Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.

Up until these measures were put in place the trails were seeing high levels of visitation and sparking huge online debates as to whether or not this was OK.

Parks have made the call: It's not OK.

The wildlife seem to enjoy this decision.  Here's an amazing video taken yesterday of a herd of elk strolling along the frozen Bow River - it's almost as if they're putting on a display of dominance!

Stay at home, social distance, and hopefully together we can slow the spread of this virus.

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