|An avalanche path at Corral Creek near Lake Louise in December 2011. Courtesy Parks Canada / For the Calgary Herald|
The Parks Canada funding, worth $600,000 over four years, will go toward the organization’s programs — including providing an avalanche safety training program near the national mountain parks.
It will also help backcountry users of various skill levels understand the risk involved as they participate in winter activities.
Avalanche Canada, which was created in 2003 after a tragedy-filled season, refreshed its name and logo earlier this year.
At the time, the Alberta government announced it would increase its funding to $750,000 over three years, while the B.C. government committed $450,000 for the upcoming season.