Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park


  • Bear Closure - Highline Trail & Surrounding Area

      July 17, 2019

      • Effective Date: July 17, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Highline Trail, Riders of Rohan, East and West Connector Trails, and all access trails between Three Sisters Blvd and Peaks Drive and all land south and west of Three Sisters Parkway, including land within the Town of Canmore
      • Why: Grizzly bear sow with cubs

    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

  • Construction Closure - Ha Ling Trail

      June 6, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 3, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Ha Ling Trail and Ha Ling climbing routes.  
      • Why: Please be advised that there are construction activities taking place on the Ha Ling Trail, and a full mountain closure remains in place. Heavy equipment and crews will be working in the area to complete trail repairs and upgrades, the hazard of falling rock will remain throughout the duration of the project. To support construction of the new hiking trail alignment, high risk activities including rock removal/placement are required. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment in the Goat Creek Trailhead parking lot, and all posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed. Alberta Parks will not permit access to hiking and climbing routes on Ha Ling Peak during the area closure. Alberta Parks users are asked to respect the closure notices for their own safety and the safety of workers.


      Visitors looking for alternatives to Ha Ling Peak can call the Kananaskis Information Line at 1-403-678-0760 or via a Kananaskis Information Centre such as Barrier Lake, Elbow Valley or Peter Lougheed.

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories