Alberta Parks

Bow Valley Provincial Park - Jura Creek

Proposal to Add Land to Bow Valley Provincial Park for the Construction of a Trailhead Facility at Jura Creek

    Jura Creek, located east of the Hamlet of Exshaw on Hwy 1A, has become a popular year round destination for hikers seeking access up Jura Creek Canyon, Door Jamb Mountain and Loder Peak. Alberta Parks is proposing to add 0.56 hectares of vacant public land to Bow Valley Provincial Park and create a trailhead facility in order to provide safe access and parking for Jura Creek.

    As part of the Project, Alberta Parks proposes to:

    • Conduct consultation on the addition of new land to Bow Valley Provincial Park.
    • Establish an interim disposition regulated under the Public Lands Act on the section of vacant public land (0.56 ha).
    • Construct a trailhead facility that includes parking, washroom and garbage.
    • Establish the Jura Creek Trailhead as a facility zone in Bow Valley Provincial Park managed under Bow Valley Protected Areas Management Plan and regulated under the Provincial Parks Act.

    For further information about this Project, please see the Frequently Asked Questions and maps.

    Public Comment

    The 60-day public input period for the Trailhead Facility Construction at Jura Creek proposal is now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

    What Happens After Public Comment

    All comments will be carefully reviewed and considered. Once approved, the decision will be posted on along with a “What We Heard” document summarizing all feedback received during the 60-day comment period.

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    Disclaimer: We thank you for providing your input. Those who submit feedback will not be contacted individually regarding their submission.

Updated: Mar 30, 2022