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Avalanche Control - Kootenay National Park

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Canadian Rockies Highway Avalanche Control - Kootenay National Park - March 10, 2014 Parks Canada


Travel by air through Kootenay National Park (Highway 93S) with our Visitor Safety Specialists as they perform helicopter explosive control.

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.

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Filmed during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 winter seasons.
Filmed by: Lisa Paulson
Edited by: Ray Schmidt

Music: Deep Sea by Philip Sheppard