Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

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  • Closure - Blasting at Yamnuska Quarry

      March 8, 2021

      • Effective Date: Evening of March 8th, 2021 to end of day on March 9th, 2021 
      • Where: Yamnuska Day Use parking lot and trails surrounding the Lafarge Yamnuska Quarry
      • Why: Blasting operations are required near these trails and surrounding area. It will be closed until blasting operations have been completed for the safety of the general public.

  • Construction Closure - Cougar Creek Blasting Area

      August 4, 2020

      Please be advised that there will construction and BLASTING activities to support the Cougar Creek Flood Project. To ensure visitor safety around the construction site, Alberta Parks is closing the access to Cougar Creek canyon for all recreational uses. In addition, the Lady MacDonald Trail will be closed during blasting

      The area closure will include:

      • Cougar Creek Canyon from the junction of Montane Trail and Lady MacDonald Trail upstream for approximately 1 km.
      • Lady MacDonald Trail is CLOSED.
      • Montane Trail and Horseshoe Trail are OPEN.

       

      Please follow direction on construction signage and fencing.

       

      The closure will be effective: August 4, 2020 until further notice.

      Visitors looking for alternatives to Cougar Creek canyon may consider Ha Ling, Grassi Lakes, Heart Creek or Grotto Canyon.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Advisory - Heart Creek Flood Project

      June 10, 2020

      • Effective Date: June 10, 2020 until further notice
      • Where: Heart Creek drainage, including informal parking for Heart Creek hikes in the Highway 1 ditch
      • Why: Be advised that the Municipal District of Bighorn has begun construction of a flood mitigation project on Heart Creek upstream of Highway 1.

      The informal parking in the Highway 1 ditch for access to Heart Creek is not available at this time. Recreational users accessing Heart Creek, Heart Mountain and the Quaite Valley connector trail must park in the Heart Creek Day Use Area.

       

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