Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area

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  • Partial Closure - Troll Falls Parking Lot

    Effective:  September 27, 2022

      • Effective Date: September 27-29 (7:00pm-9:00am), October 3 (8:00-9:30am), 2022
      • Where: The west side of Troll Falls parking lot.
      • Why: To allow construction traffic to stage in the area.

      This partial closure of Troll Falls parking lot will not impact Troll Falls trail, nor will the entire parking lot be closed at any point.

  • Bear Warning - Sundance Lodges

    Effective:  August 19, 2022

      • Effective Date: August 19, 2022, until further notice
      • Where: Sundance Lodges, in Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area
      • Why: A black bear got into food and garbage that was left out overnight, the bear also approached a second site and ate dog food.

    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
  • Wedge Connector Trail Bridge Washout

    Effective:  July 1, 2021

      • Effective Date: July 2021 until further notice
      • Where: Wedge Connector Trail as it crosses Evan-Thomas Creek.
      • Why: A heavy rain event in July 2021 once again washed out this bridge. During the winter season and when water levels are low the crossing is generally manageable, however during spring runoff and times when water levels are higher, crossing will be dangerous and impassable.

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Provincial Sources for Advisories