Climbing Area Closures:
Update February 10, 2023: Alberta Forestry, Parks and Tourism is reopening the Goat Creek day use area and extending the closure of the Grassi Lakes day use area. The Grassi Lakes and Goat Creek day use areas were closed in April 2022 to support construction activities and ensure the safety of staff and contractors. Grassi Lakes will remain closed until summer 2023 due to rockfall hazard.
As a result of the closure, there has been limited foot traffic in the area. Snow is not packed down and, at high elevations, could be deep. If you are planning to explore the area this weekend, please take precautions and expect winter conditions.
Please follow direction on construction signage and fencing.
Visitors looking for alternatives to Cougar Creek canyon may consider Heart Creek, Grotto Canyon or hire a guide that can safely show you other options.
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.