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Wolves and bears scamper in new Banff National Park video

Parks officials have released a video showing what bears and wolves got up to during an overnight highway closure in Banff National Park.

Stretch of Bow Valley Parkway reopens after mandatory overnight closure

Parks officials have released a video showing what bears and wolves got up to during an overnight highway closure in Banff National Park.

A part of Highway 1A was closed to vehicles, bicycles, and even walkers from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. MT from March 1 to June 25. The 17-kilometre stretch ran from east of the Johnston Canyon campground to the parkway's east entrance from the Trans-Canada Highway.

Two cameras were set up before the closure "to be able to see just what goes on when animals have space." Parks Canada officials released a video recently on YouTube showing the results, which they describe as "heartwarming."