Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

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  • Closure - Canmore Engine Bridge Island / Elk Closure

    Effective:  May 29, 2024

      • Effective Date: May 29, 2024, until further notice
      • Where: South half of the Engine Bridge Island in the Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park and Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park.
      • Why: A female Elk with a Calf in the area has been charging at multiple groups of people. Female elk can be especially aggressive during the May – June calving season.


  • Construction Closure - Grassi Lakes Trails & Day Use

    Effective:  May 21, 2024

      • Effective Date: VARIOUS - May 21 to July 31, or until further notice
      • Where: Grassi Lakes Trails & Day Use Area.
      • Why: The Grassi Lakes trails will be undergoing construction for trail drainage work to mitigate erosion problems. Work includes re-establishing drainage ditches, up-sizing of culverts and repair work to the trail surface. 

        We recognize the construction and associated closures are inconvenient; however, they are necessary.

        Visitors looking for alternatives can call the Kananaskis Information Line at (403) 678-0760, or stop by a Kananaskis Information Centre.

        Short-Term Closure

        • June 3 – June 6, 2024
        • Grassi Lakes parking lots, including the main lot and overflow lot, will both be closed during these dates.
        • There will be no access to the Upper Grassi Lakes Trail or Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail.

        Temporary Intermittent Trail Closures to Accommodate Construction

        • May 21 – June 2, 2024
        • June 7 – July 31, 2024
        • Detours and closures will be ongoing during this project. Access to the lakes will still be available via one of the two trails.
        • Note that during construction, only the Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail may be open for use. The Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail contains steep sections and stairs. Users will be required to navigate these steep stairs and sections both up and down the trail.
        • Please obey all signs, closures and detours.

  • Closure - Grassi Lakes Climbing Routes

    Effective:  March 29, 2024   Updated:  May 1, 2024

      • Effective Date: March 29, 2024 until further notice
      • Where: Left side of the Graceland rock climbing area due to an owl nesting site near the following climbing routes on Grassi Lakes:
        • You Ain’t Nothing But a Hang Dog
        • Memphis
        • It’s Now or Never 
      • Why: To minimize disturbances to an owl nesting site.

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