Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Trails

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
Grotto Creek Canyon

Jan 16: Please use caution along the creek as the ice is fragile and slippery from the recent warm weather. 

2.1 km one-way Year-round Hiking Hiking Warning / Icy
Windy Viewpoint 5.4 km Summer Hiking Open
Yamnuska East Ridge 3.6 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Yamnuska Scramble Route 10.2km return Summer Hiking Open
Yamnuska Climbers' Access Route 2.1km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Cougar Creek

Closure: From the junction of Montane Trail and Lady MacDonald Trail upstream for approximately 1 km, until further notice. For blasting relating to the Cougar Creek Flood Project. 

 

Warning: Frequent cougar sightings in the Town of Canmore, Bow Valley Wildlands Provincial Park and the surrounding area. 

 

4.0 km Summer Hiking Closed
Douglas Fir Bench 1.6 km one-way Year-round Hiking Hiking OHVing Open
Ha Ling

Closure: For construction until early 2023.

3.5 km to the saddle; 3.9 km to the summit Year-round Hiking Hiking Closed
Lady Macdonald

Closure: Until further notice (likely until the end of 2022) for construction.

3.2 km Summer Hiking Closed
Rocky Mountain Legacy 20 km Year-round Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Open
Skogan Pass (Summer) From Ribbon: 10.2 km to Skogan Pass, 19.4 km to Wind Valley Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
High Rockies (Winter)

Goat Creek access is closed.

Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from June 1 - September 20. See details.

 

 

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
High Rockies (Summer)

Goat Creek access is closed.

Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from June 1 - September 20. See details.

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use; 80.0 km Goat Creek to Elk Pass Summer Dog Sledding Hiking OHVing Open
Heart Mountain 2.8 one-way km Year-round Hiking not reported

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