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Bear Closure - Hidden Trail, Coal Mine Trail and Centennial Ridge Trail

August 12, 2017

  • Effective Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Hidden Trail from the Ribbon Creek parking lot towards the Nakiska Ski Area base, the Coal Mine Trail and the south park of  Mount Allan / Centennial Trail from Ribbon Creek.
  • Why: A grizzly bear with two young of the year cubs’ bluff charged hikers in the area.  Also a black bear with two yearling cubs is in the area. Grizzly and black bears are frequenting the area to feed on an abundant buffalo berry crop.

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country 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 (video).
  • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

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

Affected Areas

Bear Closure - Kananaskis Village Surrounding Trails

August 02, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 2, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Terrace Trail from the junction with Galatea Trail, north to Ribbon Creek Day Use Area; Kovach, Aspen and Link Trails; Bill Milne paved bike path from Kananaskis Village to Kovach Pond Day Use Area.
  • Why: A grizzly bear with two cubs bluff charged hikers in the area.  Grizzly and black bears are frequenting the area to feed on an abundant berry crop.

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country 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 (video).
  • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

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

 

 

Affected Areas

Bear Warning - Mt. Kidd RV Park

July 18, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 18, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Mt. Kidd RV Park
  • Why: Grizzly and black bear activity

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country 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 (video).
  • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

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

Affected Areas

Bear Warning - Bill Milne Trail from Kananaskis Village to Mt. Kidd RV Park

July 15, 2017

  • Effective Date: July 15, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Portion of Bill Milne paved bike trail from Kananaskis Village to Mt. Kidd RV Park
  • Why: Grizzly bear activity

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country 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 (video).
  • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

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

Affected Areas

Closure - Kovach Pond Day Use Maintenance

June 05, 2017

Please be advised of a maintenance closure at Kovach Pond Day Use area.

Affected Areas
Fire Ban in Effects

Evan-Thomas

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