Bow Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


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  • Construction Advisory - Brush and Hazardous Tree Removal along Hwy. 1

    Effective:  February 4, 2021

      • Effective Date: February 4th, 2021 until end of day April 30, 2021
      • Where: The entirety of the power line right of way, from Canmore to Seebe Dam, including access points.
      • Why: AltaLink will be brushing on and off the right-of-way along the existing transmission line. Visitors should follow all signage and directions from the contractors.

  • Construction Closure - Barrier Lake Day Use Area

    Effective:  September 14, 2020

      • Effective Date: September 14, 2020 until further notice.
      • Where: Barrier Lake Day Use Area
      • Why: Alberta Parks is undertaking construction at Barrier Lake Day Use Area to modernize infrastructure, enhance site amenities, increase parking capacity and improve Barrier Lake trails and lake accesses. The entire site, including lake accesses, trails, day use areas and parking lots, will be closed to the public to facilitate construction and will remain completely closed until construction is complete.

      Heavy equipment, working crews and hauling trucks will be active on site during construction. The public is asked to obey all closures, construction signs and barricades until construction is complete. Please help to make this project a success by respecting site closures.


    Affected Areas
  • Partial Closure - Barrier Lake Visitor Information Centre Closed as of April 1, 2020

    Effective:  March 2, 2020

      Partial Closure - Barrier Lake Visitor Information Centre will be closed as of April 1, 2020. 

      This closure is part of the changes to the Alberta Parks system that will allow government to focus its energy on renowned signature destinations and examine opportunities for other groups to operate smaller parks and day-use areas. Click here for more details. 

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