Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

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  • Partial Closure - Intermittent Construction at Grassi Lakes Climbing Area

    Effective:  June 22, 2021

      • Effective Date: June 22, 2021 - August 27, 2021
      • Where: Grassi Lakes Climbing Area – the portion of trail between the upper lake and Whiteman’s Dam within the canyon.  This closure does not impact the hiking trails to access Grassi Lakes. 
      • Why: The trail that accesses the climbing walls within the canyon requires repairs and crews and equipment will be onsite to complete this work over the summer.
      • What to Expect:  Rather than a full two-month closure the contractor will be doing closures on an as-needed basis.  Closures will be put in place and removed on short notice so users are advised to be prepared that they may arrive to find access or sections are restricted from use.  While this is good news for users that there will be windows of time where the site is open and usable over the duration of construction, it will make it very difficult to plan ahead with any confidence. During construction there are many challenging variables – weather, site conditions, crew availability and material supply – some of these (crew and materials) are particularly fickle this year due to COVID isolations and supply chain impacts and the contractor will need to adjust schedule and timing as required; these impacts are very unpredictable. If users are frustrated with this approach and uncertainty, which is understandable, then we recommend they simply treat the area as being closed for summer and make plans to visit other locations this year until construction is complete. 

      We appreciate users patience and understanding of the situation while the work is being completed.  


  • Construction Advisory - Grassi Lakes Trails

    Effective:  June 22, 2021

      • Effective Date: June 22, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      • Where: Grassi Lakes Trails 
      • Why: The outhouse near the lakes is at the end of its service life and will be removed.  
      • What to Expect:  
        • Trails and access remain open to the lakes.
        • Use caution as heavy equipment and trucks will be using the trails.
        • Obey all signage and avoid construction areas for your safety.
        • Thank you for stepping aside so trucks can pass you on the trail.

      Thank you for respecting the workers and your continued patience so we can complete this work.

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