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Bear Warning - Elkwood Campground

August 16, 2017

  • Effective Date: Sunday, August 15, until further notice
  • Where: Elkwood Campground
  • Why: Several bear sightings in the area 

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 Closure - Spray Lakes Day Use Area and the shoreline of Spray Lakes below the facility

August 15, 2017

  • Effective Date: Aug. 15
  • Where: Spray Lake Day Use Area and the shoreline of Spray Lake below the facility
  • Why: A grizzly bear is feeding on a carcass and on ripe buffalo berries in the area.

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
Day Use Area and the shoreline of Spray Lake below the facility

Construction Advisory - Cobble Flats Day Use Area

August 15, 2017

Please be advised that the Cobble Flats Day Use Area will be closed to the public from August 21 to October 31, 2017 to allow for construction activities.

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - Elbow Falls Day Use Area

August 15, 2017

Please be advised that construction will be occurring at the Elbow Falls Day Use Area from August 17 to October 31, 2017.  The Day Use Area will remain open with restrictions during this period.

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - West Bragg Creek Day Use Area Access Road

August 14, 2017

Please be advised that construction work on the West Bragg Creek Day Use Area Access Road (road reconstruction and paving) will be occurring during the period August 21 – September 8, 2017.  The road will remain open with restrictions, and the Day Use Area will remain open during this period.

Affected Areas

Bear Warning - Elbow Valley, Moose Mountain and West Bragg Creek Trail Networks

August 13, 2017

  • Effective Date: Sunday, August 13, until further notice
  • Where: All Elbow Valley Trail network, Moose Mountain Trail Network and West Bragg Creek Trail network
  • Why: Numerous bear sightings due to bumper buffalo berry crop

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.

Construction Closure - The Narrows

August 13, 2017

  • Effective Date: Tuesday, August 1 until Friday, August 25, 2017
  • Where: The Narrows Trail
  • Why: Construction Closure

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - Glenbow Trail and The Narrows Trail

August 13, 2017

Please be advised that there will be construction activities taking place in the following locations:

  • Glenbow Trail – July 26th through August 15th
  • The Narrows Trail – July 31st through August 15th

Heavy equipment and crews will be working in the area to complete trail repairs and upgrades. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed.  

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and Trails

August 13, 2017

  • Effective Date: Monday, July 10th through Friday, September 15th 
  • Where: Trail system throughout Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
  • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing a variety of  improvements on both granular and paved trails. Partial, intermittent trail closures will occur throughout the above time frame to accommodate safe construction activities.
  • Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed.  

Affected Areas
Bow River Loop

Bear Closure - Hidden Trail, Coal Mine Trail and Centennial Ridge Trail

August 13, 2017

  • Effective Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Hidden Trail from the Ribbon Creek parking lot towards the Nakiska Ski Area base, the Coal Mine Trail and the south park of  Mount Allan / Centennial Trail from Ribbon Creek.
  • Why: A grizzly bear with two young of the year cubs’ bluff charged hikers in the area.  Also a black bear with two yearling cubs is in the area. Grizzly and black bears are frequenting the area to feed on an abundant buffalo berry crop.

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

Notice - Aerial Wildfire Control Operations in Kananaskis Country

August 13, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 21, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Spray Lake Reservoir from Driftwood Day Use Area. It is possible that operations may occur on Barrier Lake, Ghost Lake and the Upper & Lower Kananaskis Lakes.
  • Why: Aerial Wildfire Control Operations
  • Expectations: All water crafts are requested to move to within 30 m of shore when water bombers or helicopters conduct low and slow reconnaissance flights over any water body in advance of a tanker group refilling operation.

Affected Areas
Spray Lake Reservoir

Construction Closure - Waiparous Creek Area Loop Trail

August 12, 2017

  • Effective Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Where: Waiparous Creek Area Loop Trails. No Access Past Marker #154 or Marker #123
  • Why: Temporary Trail Closure due to Construction.

Bear Closure - Boulton Campground Managers Site to Entrance to Loop A

August 11, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 9, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: The trail from the Boulton campground managers site to the entrance to loop A through to the Boulton Store, along with feeder trails from Boulton Bridge, and the trails leading to the Amphitheatre.
  • Why: Bear feeding in the area 

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.

 

Construction Advisory - Fullerton Loop

August 11, 2017

Please be advised that construction work will be occurring in the Fullerton Loop Trailhead Parking Lot from August 1 to August 18, 2017.  The parking lot will remain open with restrictions during this period.

Affected Areas

Construction Closure - Cougar Creek Trailhead

August 11, 2017

Please note that Cougar Creek Trailhead will close indefinitely starting the week of May 1st, 2017 to begin reconstruction. Parking will be available along Benchlands Trail. Access to trails in the area will be maintained, however detours will be in place. Please obey all posted signage

Closure - Kovach Pond Day Use Maintenance

August 11, 2017

Please be advised of a maintenance closure at Kovach Pond Day Use area.

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - Contractor Access to Transportation Utility Corridor

August 11, 2017

Please be advised that various contractors will be utilizing a corridor west from the Parks Maintenance facility at Shannon Terrace to facilitate power line installation along the Transportation Utility Corridor in support of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. No construction will be taking place within the Park. Travel will be restricted to an approved route cleared of snow and previously disturbed.

Affected Areas

Construction Closure - Canyon Interpretive Trail

August 11, 2017

Due to construction at the Pocaterra Dam on the north end of Lower Kananaskis Lake, the Canyon Interpretive Trail is closed until further notice.

Construction Advisory - William Watson Lodge Cabins

August 11, 2017

There will be cabin construction taking place at William Watson Lodge from April 10th October 31st. Cabins C and D will remain out of commission until the end of October.

Affected Areas

Road Closure - Waiparous Creek Bridge Construction

August 11, 2017

Please be advised of a road closure on Waiparous Valley Road from May 10 to August 30, due to construction on the Waiparous Creek bridge.

Bear Closure - Area Surrounding Quarry Lake, Grassi Lakes Day Use and Trails, Powerline and select areas between Rundle Canal and Three Sisters Golf Course, and Various Trails

August 10, 2017

  • Effective Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Area Surrounding Quarry Lake and Grassi Lakes Day Use Area, surrounding trails including the Rundle Canal dike trail, Lowline, Reclaimer, Highline west switchback connector, Highline middle connector at Quarry Lake, Powerline, Backdoor, Killer Bees, Nector Noodle and Ziggy's trails, areas East of Peaks of Grassi between 742 and Three Sisters Golf Course.  Note that Quarry Lake and the main meadow of the off-leash park remain open.  Download map PDF.
  • Why: Bear Encounter that resulted in injuries and numerous bears feeding on berries in the area.

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 Advisory - Cat Creek Day Use and Access Road

August 10, 2017

  • Effective Date: Monday, July 31, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Cat Creek access road and river bank
  • Why: Cat Creek access road down to the day use will be getting reconstructed and the river bank will be armed for flood mitigation. 
  • The contractor, EVN Energy Projects, will be mobilizing on Monday, July 31.

Bear Closure - Paved Bike Path from Elkwood Campground to Mt. Sarrail Campground

August 9, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 7, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: The paved bike path starting from Elkwood campground to Mt Sarrail campground.
  • Why: Grizzly bear feeding on berries in the area

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

Bear Warning - Spray Lakes West Campground, roadways and surrounding area

August 8, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 8, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Spray Lakes West Campground, roadways and surrounding area
  • Why: Black Bear feeding on ripe Buffalo Berries

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 - Spray Valley Watershed and surrounding Parks

August 5, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 5, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Spray Valley watershed including Spray Valley provincial Park and Bow Valley Wildland Park
  • Why: Heightened bear activity due to another very good berry crop in the Bow, Spray and Kananaskis watersheds. Areas of particular concern are any locations with good shepherida (buffalo berry) yields which are typically found below treeline in “edge” areas or openings, highway corridors, trail side and campgrounds.  Though bears are likely to be seen in any area they are particularly concentrated on the berries now and increased caution should be used. 

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

Bear Warning - Kananaskis Valley Watershed and surrounding Parks

August 5, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 5, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Kananaskis watershed including Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Evan Thomas Recreation area, Bow Valley Wildland park, and Elbow Sheep Wildland park. 
  • Why: Heightened bear activity due to another very good berry crop in the Bow, Spray and Kananaskis watersheds. Areas of particular concern are any locations with good shepherida (buffalo berry) yields which are typically found below treeline in “edge” areas or openings, highway corridors, trail side and campgrounds.  Though bears are likely to be seen in any area they are particularly concentrated on the berries now and increased caution should be used. 

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

Bear Warning - Bow Valley Watershed and surrounding Parks

August 5, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 5, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Bow valley watershed from the Banff boundary to the 1x including Bow Valley Provincial Park, Canmore Nordic Center, and Bow Valley Wildland Park
  • Why: Heightened bear activity due to another very good berry crop in the Bow, Spray and Kananaskis watersheds. Areas of particular concern are any locations with good shepherida (buffalo berry) yields which are typically found below treeline in “edge” areas or openings, highway corridors, trail side and campgrounds.  Though bears are likely to be seen in any area they are particularly concentrated on the berries now and increased caution should be used. 

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

Bear Closure - Kananaskis Village Surrounding Trails

August 4, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 2, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Terrace Trail from the junction with Galatea Trail, north to Ribbon Creek Day Use Area; Kovach, Aspen and Link Trails; Bill Milne paved bike path from Kananaskis Village to Kovach Pond Day Use Area.
  • Why: A grizzly bear with two cubs bluff charged hikers in the area.  Grizzly and black bears are frequenting the area to feed on an abundant berry crop.

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 Advisory - Bow Valley Ranch Parking Lot

August 3, 2017

Please be advised that there will be construction activities happening around the parking area and trails based out the Bow Valley Ranch parking lot, starting Friday August 4th to Friday the 18th. Construction should have a minimal affect to park users, however users should be advised that construction equipment will be near the pathway adjacent to the parking lot and near the road coming into the parking lot.

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - Allen Bill Day Use

August 2, 2017

Please be advised that construction work will be occurring in the Allen Bill Day Use Area from August 1 to October 15, 2017.  The Day Use Area will remain open with restrictions from August 1-August 14, and will be closed to the public from August 14 to October 15, 2017.

Bear Warning - Interlakes Campground

August 1, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 31, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Interlakes Campground
  • Why: Grizzly bears feeding adjacent to the campground on the Kananaskis Lakes Trail

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 Wastewater Treatment Centre

July 31, 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 waster water treatment system

Bear Warning - Canmore Nordic Centre

July 30, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 28, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Canmore Nordic Centre
  • Why: Multiple sightings of  black bears and grizzly bears feeding on berries throughout Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.

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 Advisory - Sandy McNabb Day Use Area and Access Road

July 27, 2017

  • Effective Date: Monday, July 31 until further notice
  • Where: Sandy McNabb Day Use Area, access road and river bank 
  • Why: The day use area will be getting cleaned up, the access road will be reconstructed and the river bank will be armed for flood mitigation.  The contractor, DFH Enterprises, will be mobilizing into Sandy McNabb on Monday, July 31.

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 stakeholderrelations@altalink.ca or 1.877.269.5903

Affected Areas

Bear Warning - Paddy's Flat Campground and surrounding trails

July 26, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 25, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Paddy's Flat Campground and surrounding trails
  • Why: Black bear in the campground and surrounding areas, feeding on berries

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.

 

Notice - Warning on Galatea Creek Trail

July 25, 2017

  • Effective Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2017 until further notice.
  • Where: Galatea Creek Trail from the junction at Terrace Trail to Lillian Lake including Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground.
  • Why: Hazard due to trail damage. 
  • Hike at your own risk.

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - West Votiers & Ravens Rock Trail

July 21, 2017

  • Please be advised that there will be construction activities taking place July 24 through August 2 on the West Votiers–Raven’s Rock Trail.
  • Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing improvements on the granular trail. Partial, intermittent trail closures may also occur throughout the above time frame to accommodate safe construction activities.
  • Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed.  

Bear Warning - Bill Milne Trail from Kananaskis Village to Mt. Kidd RV Park

July 21, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 15, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Portion of Bill Milne paved bike trail from Kananaskis Village to Mt. Kidd RV Park
  • Why: Grizzly bear activity

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

Bear Warning - Mt. Kidd RV Park

July 21, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 18, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Mt. Kidd RV Park
  • Why: Grizzly and black bear activity

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

Closure - The Narrows and Bearspaw Trail

July 18, 2017

  • Effective Date: Tuesday, July 18th until further notice 
  • Where: The Narrows and Bearspaw Trail 
  • Why: All trails east of The Narrows on Glenbow Trail  to the end of Bearspaw Trail are now closed due to the presence of cattle. The gate at the Narrows viewpoint is closed and the trail from the east washroom to that gate is now open.

Affected Areas

Bear Closure - Valleyview Trail

July 18, 2017

  • Effective Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Valleyview Trail
  • Why: Permanent Bear Closure

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.

There is a bear closure in place for Valleyview Trail from the gate south of Elpoca Day Use to the gate North of Little Highwood Pass Parking lot. The closure also includes all access to this area from Highway 40. 

Affected Areas

Bear Warning - Sandy McNabb Campground

July 15, 2017

  • Effective Date: Friday,  July 14, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Sandy McNabb Campground
  • WhyA young, black bear was observed at the edge of a campsite in D loop of the Sandy McNabb Campground.  The bear retreated immediately upon observing people in the site.

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.

Notice - Washed Out Bridge Material in Sheep River

July 4, 2017

Please be advised of washed out bridge material in the Sheep River approximately 100m downstream from the Indian Oils Day Use area. The material extends into the flow causing a strainer and other risk of getting hung up with numerous protruding pieces. Caution is advised in this area.

Affected Areas

Seasonal Service Change - Tombstone Backcountry Campground Closure

July 4, 2017

  • Effective Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 for the remainder of the summer
  • Where: Tombstone backcountry campground
  • Why: Please be advised that Tombstone Backcountry Camground will be closed for the year, due to facility upgrading, effective Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Affected Areas

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