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Updated: September 18, 2017

Bow Valley Trail Report

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Updated: September 18, 2017

On September 13 and 14, some much needed and significant precipitation events occurred in the valley. This has left trails wet and muddy and potentially slippery. As the temperatures are typically colder at night and higher in the alpine, expect upwards of around 10 cm of snow above 1900 metres in elevation. This will undoubtedly disappear until the next precipitation events occur.

Tis the season for larch trees as they are in their prime golden fall colours. During this fall season, please be prepared for colder mornings and earlier sunsets and drastically changing weather conditions. 


  1. Bears and cougars are active - Carry bear spray, keep dogs on leash, remain observant and observe wildlife safety techniques
  2. Caution is advised as downed trees and obstacles such as washouts and missing bridges may be encountered and route finding may be necessary


  1. Bear Closure - Quarry Lake Area and Grassi Lakes Day Use and Trails


  1. Notice - Stoney Trail and work on transmission lines
  2. Bear Warning - Canmore Nordic Centre
  3. Bear Warning- Bow Valley Campground


Note Be aware of overhead hazard on transmission lines.


Note Yamnuska Trail is only maintained for the first 1.0 km and requires significant route finding skills beyond.