Last Resort: Fairmont Hotels – Threat to Banff’s Grizzly Bears

A report on how the activities and expansion plans of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Inc in Canada’s ecologically sensitive Banff National Park will harm already stressed ecosystems and threaten key species such as grizzly bears, wolverines and mountain goats.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Inc, North America’s largest luxury hotel chain, is preparing to break ground for a convention centre at its Chateau Lake Louise hotel.

Located in the middle of ecologically sensitive Banff National Park, the development will increase traffic and visitor numbers as well as extending tourist seasons, harming already stressed ecosystems and threatening key species.