Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Prospect Creek (Drummond Ridge)

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Cold Water Safety

Visitors be aware, in the mountains the water is cold all year. If you fall into the cold water it will affect you immediately.
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  • The public road from Whitehorse Creek Public Recreation Area runs south beside the haul road to Teck Coal’s Cheviot mine.
  • At km 2.7, park at the small parking lot on the left-hand side of the road. Proceed through the underpass to access Prospect Creek valley.
  • Part of the road up the first narrow section has been washed away. Either cross and re-cross the creek or scramble up the steep bank.
  • At approximately 2.8 km, you’ll cross a small creek (which may be dry during summer months).
  • Continued access beyond this point may be curtailed by active mining in the upper Prospect Creek valley. Check current public access status at the Cadomin general store or Teck Coal (780-692-5100).
    Active mining up Cheviot Creek also prevents access from the historic town site of Mountain Park to the upper part of Prospect Creek.
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    Length:5.4 km one-way
    Elevation Profile360 m m
    Type:Out-and-Back
    Difficulty
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  • Updated: Jun 19, 2017