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Permitted Activities & Regulations

Permitted Activities

In Kananaskis, various protected area and forest land designations provide for diverse recreational opportunities.

The table below clarifies permitted activities.  Contact our Visitor Centres for detailed information.

 Activity Provincial Recreation Areas Provincial Parks Wildland Parks Public Land Use Zones
Random Camp

No

*Camping in designated campgrounds only.

*Backcountry permit required.

No

*Camping in designated campgrounds only. *Backcountry permit required.

Yes

*You must be at least 1 km from any backcountry facility or roadway.
*Special conditions and permits may apply to some areas.

Yes

*You must be at least 1 km from any roadway or recreation area.

Have a campfire

Yes

*Fires only permitted in provided facilities.
*Use of deadfall not permitted.
*Check current fire restrictions.

Yes

*Fires only permitted in provided facilities.
*Use of deadfall not permitted.
*Check current fire restrictions.

Yes

*You must be at least 1 km from any backcountry facility or roadway.
*Check current fire restrictions.

Yes

*You must be at least 1 km from any roadway or recreation area.
*Check current fire restrictions.

Fish

Yes

*Fishing license required.

*Obey regulations.

Yes

*Fishing license required.

*Obey regulations.

Yes

*Fishing license required.

*Obey regulations.

Yes

*Fishing license required.

*Obey regulations.

Bring my dog

Yes

*Dogs must be leashed.

*In winter, dogs not permitted on groomed ski trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park or Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.

Yes

*Dogs must be leashed.

*In winter, dogs not permitted on groomed ski trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park or Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.

Yes

*Dogs must be leashed.

Yes

*We recommend that dogs be leashed for the safety of the pets, wildlife and other users

Use an OHV, ATV, 4WD
(or other off-road motorized vehicle)
No No No Yes
ONLY in designated zones
*McLean Creek OHV PLUZ
*Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle PLUZ
*Sibbald Snow Vehicle PLUZ
Hunt More detailed info No More detailed info More detailed info
Mountain Bike

Yes

*On designated trails only.

Yes

*On designated trails only.

Yes

*EXCEPT in sensitive wildlife areas such as wildlife corridors. Check with Visitor Centres for more info.

Yes

*EXCEPT in sensitive wildlife areas such as wildlife corridors. Check with Visitor Centres for more info.



Updated: Jul 25, 2017