"We initiated a trailhead search, looking for a vehicle, in particular a rental vehicle, and at approximately 3 p.m.
on Tuesday we located that vehicle at the parking lot for Hector Creek," Statham said.
Parks Canada Visitor Safety Specialists completed a recovery operation for two missing snowshoers that were involved in an avalanche in an area approximately 20 minutes north of the community of Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway on the slopes of Mount Hector.
"The RCMP has been in regular contact with the families of the deceased since we began our investigation on Tuesday and on behalf of the RCMP, I want to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends who lost their loved ones," said Cpl. Parks Canada believes the two snowshoers were caught in an avalanche on Sunday.
They were last seen on Saturday when they had breakfast at their hotel.
Grant Statham, the incident commander for Parks Canada for the recovery operation, said information was received from the RCMP on Tuesday that two people had not returned back to their hotel room in Field and the contents of their room indicated they were backcountry recreationists.
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