Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


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  • Bear Warning - Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

    Effective:  May 20, 2022

      • Effective Date: May 20, 2022, until further notice
      • Where: Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
      • Why: Grizzly Bear activity, multiple sightings.

      Update: June 29, 2022 - Grizzly Bear bluff charges occurred at the Nordic Centre in June, and bear sightings are ongoing. Park users must stay vigilant, use effective bear safety practices and be prepared to encounter a bear while using the 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.

  • 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 or call the Kananaskis Information Line at 403-678-0760 to find many other options that will interest you.

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