Bow Valley Provincial Park

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  • Bear Warning - Middle Lake

      June 23, 2020

      • Effective Date: June 23, 2020 until further notice
      • Where: Middle Lake day use area and trail system
      • Why: Multiple sightings of Black Bears and Grizzly with cubs in the Middle Lake area.

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region 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.
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

    Map of Affected Area

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

      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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Provincial Sources for Advisories