For Your Safety
- Leave word with a responsible person about where you're going, your route and when you will return.
- You may also register your trip at a Kananaskis Country Visitor Centre.
- To report an emergency call 9-1-1.
- Report sightings of bears, cougars, wolves and problem wildlife to Kananaskis Emergency Services at 403-591-7755. To be connected toll-free in Alberta dial 310-0000 followed by the phone number. From a cell phone, dial the toll-free code (*310 for Roger's Wireless; #310 for Bell & Telus) followed by the phone number.
Research the route you plan to take.
Check local weather forecasts before you go. Be prepared for sudden changes in mountain weather. Snow is possible any month of the year.
For current conditions on trails and potential wildlife concerns, check
Leave all valuables at home. Vehicle break-ins do occur in Kananaskis.
In Case You Need to be Rescued...
Everyone who travels in the backcountry should be fully prepared. You should plan to self-rescue if possible. If not...
Calling for Help
Signalling a Helicopter
On occasion, a helicopter may be used for backcountry rescue.
Rescue staff in the helicopter are not able to communicate with people on the ground.