Effective Date: August 7, 2020 until further notice
Where: Yamnuska Day Use Area and Parking Lot, Yamnuksa Flats and Meadows, Yamnuska Ridge Trail, Yamnuska Traverse Trail, Yamnuska Climbers Route Trail, Yamnuska Climbing Routes, Yamnuska Bluffs and Big Choss Bouldering Area.
Why: Black Bear trying to take unsecured wildlife attractants.
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:
Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.
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:
Please follow direction on construction signage and fencing.
The closure will be effective: August 4, 2020 until further notice.
Project blasting may last 6 to 7 weeks.
Visitors looking for alternatives to Cougar Creek canyon may consider Ha Ling, Grassi Lakes, Heart Creek or Grotto Canyon.
Effective Date: July 17, 2020
Where: Baldy Pass, Heart Creek, Wasootch and Yamnuska parking lots.
Why: Vehicle Break-Ins
Although a warning is in place for these locations any location/vehicle could be a target. Ensure you:
*** REPORT VEHICLE BREAK-INS TO THE RCMP ***
Although a warning is in place for this area, elk can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country and at any time. Minimize your chance of conflict with elk by:
Please report all aggressive elk encounters immediately to 403-591-7755.
Learn more about elk safety at www.wildsmart.ca
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.