Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park


  • Blasting at Yamnuska Quarry

      May 22, 2019

      • Effective Date: Late on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23
      • Where: Yamnuska Day Use parking lot and trails within 600 m of the Lafarge Quarry
      • Why: Blasting operations. The parking lot will be closing on the evening of May 22. The area will not be open until blasting has completed for the day on May 23.

  • Construction Closure - Ha Ling Trail

      April 3, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 3, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Ha Ling Trail and Ha Ling climbing routes.  
      • Why: Please be advised that as a result of incomplete construction work from last fall, several hazards exist throughout the trail. Due to the lack of hazard visibility and wayfinding issues, Ha Ling Peak will remain closed until further notice until construction completion to ensure the safety of Alberta Parks users. 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. 

      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, Bow Valley or Peter Lougheed.

    Affected Areas
  • 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.

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Provincial Sources for Advisories