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Backcountry Safety

For Your Safety

  • Leave word with a responsible person about where you're going, your route and when you will return.
  • 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.

Be Prepared

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

Advisories & Public Safety