The ongoing parking congestion and heavy shuttle bus traffic on the Sunshine access road threatens the safety of visitors to Banff National Park and makes a mockery of climate change issues as well. Mixing heavy traffic, parked cars and pedestrians on a narrow mountain road in the middle of winter is a recipe for tragedy. For some reason, Parks Canada continues to allow this foolishness in breach of basic common sense and its own policies and guidelines.
What is Parks Canada thinking? Is this really what passes for public safety, road safety, environmental leadership and a world-class” “visitor experience” in Canada’s Banff National Park? If so, the wheels have truly fallen off the bus for the Canadian national park system.