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Bear Closure - Bill Benson Trail

June 20, 2017

  • Effective Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Bill Benson Trail below William Watson Lodge
  • Why: Bear activity 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 Closure - Canyon Interpretive Trail

June 15, 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

May 12, 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

Water Advisory - Pocaterra Hut Water System

January 24, 2017

Please note that until further notice, water is unavailable at the Pocaterra Warming Hut. The bathrooms are closed but an outhouse is available by the parking lot. Potable water is available at William Watson Lodge and the Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre.

Affected Areas

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories