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  • Bear Warning - Grassi Lakes Trail and Day Use

    June 29, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 29, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Grassi Lakes trail and Day Use
    • Why: Numerous black bears seen feeding on natural vegetation in close proximity to trails

    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:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Closure - Spray Lakes Road and Grassi Lakes Day Use

    June 28, 2018

      • When: July 16th until August 31st, 2018
      • Where: Spray Lakes Road below Whiteman’s Pond and Grassi Lakes Day Use Area. Upper and Lower Grassi Lake and the climbing area is closed. Hiking trails from the Grassi Lakes Day Use Area trailhead to the northeast shoreline of Lower Grassi Lake are open. Access to Riders of Rohan and the front of Ha Ling Peak via the Whiteman’s Pond dam is open. See a map of the closure.
      • Why: Over the last 25 years, use on the Spray Lakes Road has substantially increased and the infrastructure supporting the road surface requires repairs. The Project involves anchoring the gabion walls under the Spray Lakes Road below Whiteman’s Pond, covering the face of the gabion wall with shotcrete, and replacing the guardrail and fence.

     

    See the Spray Lakes Road and Grassi Lakes Day Use Closure FAQ.

    The road construction is located directly above the Grassi Lakes and the climbing area. To reduce the rock hazard to climbers and hikers, Alberta Parks will close these areas.  There will be substantial traffic delays from the bottom of the Spray Lakes Road to the top of Whiteman’s Gap.  Alberta Parks encourages users to access their desired destination in the Spray Valley via Hwy 40 through Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. 

    Visitors looking for alternatives to Grassi Lakes hiking and climbing opportunities can call the Kananaskis Information Line at 1- 403-678-0760 or stop at a Kananaskis Information Centre such as Barrier Lake, Bow Valley or Peter Lougheed.

    Affected Areas
  • Bear Warning - Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park

    June 28, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 28, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park
    • Why: Numerous black bears seen feeding on natural vegetation.

    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:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Advisory - Legacy Trail Extension

    June 22, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 22, 2018 until near the end of July
    • Where: Extension of the Legacy Trail from the Canmore Nordic Centre’s main parking lot to the Town of Canmore’s portion of the trail
    • Why: Extending and connecting the trail

     

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Advisory - Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park - Proximity to the Canmore Water Treatment Facility Plant

    May 17, 2018

    • Effective Date: Thursday, May 17 until further notice
    • Where: West of HWY 1A in proximity to the Canmore Water Treatment Facility Plant.  Industrial activities will take place on the North West edge of a portion of the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and the Bow River. See the map for more info.
    • Why:  ATCO Pipelines will be conducting industrial activities on public lands in close proximity to a portion of the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park in order to remove a damaged pipe from the 2013 floods.  Caution should be exercised within this area, particularly around heavy equipment.  Please obey all posted signage in the area.

    Affected Areas
  • Closure - Grassi Lakes Climbing Routes

    April 21, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 21, 2018 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.

    Affected Areas
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