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Bear Warning - Skogan Pass Trail

June 16, 2017

  • Effective Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
  • Where: Skogan Pass Trail, on the Trans Canada side
  • Why: On June 16th a group of hikers had an interaction with a bear resulting in the deployment of bear spray.

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

  • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
  • Keep your pet on a leash.
  • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray (video).
  • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

Affected Areas

Seasonal Service Change - Bow River Campground

June 15, 2017

Please be advised that the Bow River Campground will not be reopening until June 30, 2017. Other Front Country camping options can be found at the Alberta Parks Camping website.

Affected Areas

Construction Closure - Cougar Creek Trailhead

May 25, 2017

Please note that Cougar Creek Trailhead will close indefinitely starting the week of May 1st, 2017 to begin reconstruction. Parking will be available along Benchlands Trail. Access to trails in the area will be maintained, however detours will be in place. Please obey all posted signage

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories