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Bear Warning - Heart Creek Trail and Day Use Area

July 14, 2017

  • Effective Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Heart Creek Trail and Parking Lot
  • Why: Numerous sightings of a Bear have been reported along the Heart Creek Trail and from the parking lot. The bear has been reported to be feeding on shepherdia (commonly called Buffaloberry).

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.

Bear Warning - YMCA Camp Chief Hector

July 08, 2017

  • Effective Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: YMCA Camp Chief Hector
  • Why: Black Bear sightings have been reported over the past week.

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.

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. Bow River Campground will have power starting on July 17, 2017 with a few exceptions. Sites 8, 9, 10, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 will not have power. 

Other Front Country camping options can be found at the Alberta Parks Camping website. 

Affected Areas

Bow Valley PP

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