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Construction Closure - Yamnuska Quarry Blasting

September 27, 2017

  • This is a public notice as required by Alberta Parks, for the Lafarge Yamnuska Quarry, to inform the general public that blasting operations are required on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. 
  • The Quarry is adjacent to the Mount Yamnuska hiking/climbing access trails.
  • These trails and surround area (600 meters) will be closed on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 until blasting operations have been completed for the safety of the general public.


Affected Areas

Bear Warning - Bow Valley Campground

September 02, 2017

  • Effective Date: September 10, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Bow Valley Campground
  • Why: Black bear feeding in area and has been frequenting the campground in both D and E loops, and along the Bow River Trail that runs from Whitefish Day Use into Bow Valley Campground.

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

Construction Closure - Bow Valley RV Dump Station

September 01, 2017

  • Effective Date: September 5, 2017 until November 17. 2017
  • Where: Dump Station Construction
  • Why: Bow Valley RV Dump Station will be closed for Construction. Potential lane closures can be expected on Bow Valley Park Road.

Notice - Stoney Trail

July 26, 2017

Please be advised that several spans of a power transmission line that are above portions of Stoney Trail along the western shore of Barrier Lake have been identified to not meet Altalink’s requirements.

  • Until further notice and until the clearances can be raised in the fall of 2017 by the installation of several taller pole structures, signs specifically identifying the areas with reduced clearance will be deployed as well as advisory notices at trailheads.
  • To ensure public safety, Altalink is requesting that users of the area do not cross under the power lines where the signs are deployed.
  • If the public must cross or walk along the transmission line right-of-way in these areas, please avoid crossing under or walking in areas immediately below the middle of a span where the signs are deployed.  Where possible, plan to cross such low span areas close to a pole structure.
  • If there are any questions, please contact Altalink at or 1.877.269.5903

Affected Areas

Construction Closure - Bow Valley Wastewater Treatment Centre

July 21, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 31, 2017 until November 17, 2017
  • Where: near the Bow Valley Campground in Bow Valley Provincial Park
  • Why: Construction of a waste water treatment system

Safety Links

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