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  • Bear Warning - Heart Creek Interpretive Trail and Heart Creek Day Use

    July 8, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 7, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Heart Creek Day Use, Heart Creek trail and surrounding area.
    • Why: Black bears in area feeding on berries.

    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.

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  • Construction Closure - Spray Lakes Road and Grassi Lakes Day Use

    June 28, 2018

    • When: July 16th until August 31st, 2018
    • Where: Spray Lakes Road below Whiteman’s Pond and Grassi Lakes Day Use Area. Upper and Lower Grassi Lake and the climbing area is closed. Hiking trails from the Grassi Lakes Day Use Area trailhead to the northeast shoreline of Lower Grassi Lake are open. Access to Riders of Rohan and the front of Ha Ling Peak via the Whiteman’s Pond dam is open. See a map of the closure.
    • What is open: The Grassi Lakes Trail ("more difficult" trail) past the falls up to the viewing area of the first lake and the wide road back down ("easy" trail). Trails around both lakes are closed to access.
    • Why: Over the last 25 years, use on the Spray Lakes Road has substantially increased and the infrastructure supporting the road surface requires repairs. The Project involves anchoring the gabion walls under the Spray Lakes Road below Whiteman’s Pond, covering the face of the gabion wall with shotcrete, and replacing the guardrail and fence.


    See the Spray Lakes Road and Grassi Lakes Day Use Closure FAQ.

    The road construction is located directly above the Grassi Lakes and the climbing area. To reduce the rock hazard to climbers and hikers, Alberta Parks will close these areas.  There will be substantial traffic delays from the bottom of the Spray Lakes Road to the top of Whiteman’s Gap.  Alberta Parks encourages users to access their desired destination in the Spray Valley via Hwy 40 through Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. 

    Visitors looking for alternatives to Grassi Lakes hiking and climbing opportunities can call the Kananaskis Information Line at 1-403-678-0760 or stop at a Kananaskis Information Centre such as Barrier Lake, Bow Valley or Peter Lougheed.

    Location: Map of Affected Area

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  • Construction Advisory - Ha Ling Peak Trail Realignment

    April 6, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 2018 through September 2018
    • Where: Ha Ling Trail
    • Why: Please be advised that there will be construction activities taking place April through September on the Ha Ling Trail in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing a variety of trails improvements. Intermittent full-mountain closures will occur throughout the above time frame to accommodate safety particularly during high risk construction activities. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed. 

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