Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

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  • Construction Closure - Grassi Lakes and Goat Creek Areas

    Effective:  April 1, 2022

      • Effective Date: Beginning of April until the end of the year
      • Where:

        Trail Closures:

        • Grassi Lakes Trail
        • Junkyard Trail
        • Ha Ling Trail
        • Miner’s Peak Trail
        • Goat Creek Trail
        • East End of Rundle Route
        • Reclaimer Mountain Bike Trail
        • Riders of Rohan Mountain Bike Trail
        • Access to High Rockies Trail from Goat Creek

        Climbing Area Closures:

        • Grassi Lakes Climbing Area
        • Ha Ling Climbing Area
        • East End of Rundle Climbing Area

      Please note parking lots in the area will be under construction and closed.

      • Why:

      Since 2019, visitation to Kananaskis Country has increased by 32 per cent. In 2020 and 2021, the region welcomed more than 5 million visitors annually.

      Grassi Lakes and Goat Creek are two popular areas in the region and increased visitation has put increased pressure on existing facilities and the landscape. This work is necessary to address site degradation, public safety issues, emergency access, parking congestion and waste management challenges.

      To provide formalized parking and trailhead facilities, Parks will be expanding four parking lots. To align with the parking lot work, trail construction work will occur on the Grassi Lakes trail and Goat Creek trail.

      Conservation Officers will enforce the area closure under the Provincial Parks Act. Please do not cross construction barriers and follow all signage.

      Our staff is happy to make alternative recommendations. Please visit https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis or call the Kananaskis Information Line at 403-678-0760 to find many other options that will interest you.

  • Closure - Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail

    Effective:  November 10, 2021

      • Effective Date: November 10, 2021, until further notice
      • Where: Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail
      • Why: Please be advised that the Grassi Lakes Interpretive trail, also known as the "hard" trail is closed seasonally during this time of year due to hazardous and icy conditions. Note that the Grassi Lakes Upper Trail, or the "easy" trail remains open.

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