Bow Valley Provincial Park


  • Construction Closure - Bow River Campground (2)

      June 15, 2019

      • Effective Date: June 24 until June 28, 2019
      • Where: Bow River Campground
      • Why: For construction to finalize the water infrastructure and testing for the campground to insure water services will be turned on.

  • Water Advisory - Bow River Campground

      June 3, 2019

      • Effective Date: June 3, 2019 until June 28, 2019
      • Where: Bow River Campground
      • Why: There will be no water service to campsites, and no access to the dump station.


  • Construction Closure - Barrier Dam Day Use

      April 1, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 01, 2019 - June 28, 2019
      • Where: Barrier Dam Day Use
      • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be working on site to facilitate expansion and redevelopment of Barrier Dam Day Use area. The construction closure of Barrier Dam Day Use will impact parking and access to some facilities and trails. Alternative access to Prairie View Trail, Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground and related trail networks is available from the North via Quaite Valley and Jewell Pass trails. 

      May 9th Update: We are now going to allow access to the trails by hiking along the shoreline. Parking along highway 40 is still prohibited and the access along the lake is use at your own risk.

  • Construction Advisory - Jura Creek

      March 25, 2019

      • Effective Date: March 25, 2019 - June 21, 2019
      • Where: Jura Creek, located east of the Hamlet of Exshaw on Hwy 1A
      • Why: Creation of a parking lot, washroom and garbage facilities and improvements to the highway intersection.  Users will need to watch for men and equipment working as well as reductions to speed limits in the area.

  • Closure - Widow Maker Trail

      October 30, 2017

      • Effective Date: October 30, 2017 until further notice
      • Where: Widow Maker Trail from Canoe Meadows to the Green Tongue river feature, downstream from the Barrier Visitor Information Center.  A re-route is available along the river.
      • Why: Hazardous conditions due to compromised trees

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