Fish Creek Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

  • Closure - Marshall Springs Pathway

      October 10, 2019

      • Effective Date: October 10, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: local pathway between the Marshall Springs storm water pond and Bridge 5 
      • Why: Localized flooding caused by beavers, resulting in pathway damage. The pathway will not be cleared of snow during the closure.

      Beavers are good for our environment

      • Beavers play an important ecological role in Alberta’s waterways and protected areas. Their dams can create ponds that provide habitat for other wildlife and help surrounding vegetation to flourish. The ponds and wetlands are very good at storing water, and can help reduce the effects of smaller floods and hold water during droughts.

      Beavers also present some challenges

      • Because conditions are so good, Calgary’s beaver population has grown in recent years. This can cause problems for our forested areas, infrastructure and property, and the beavers themselves.

      Alberta Parks’ approach to beaver management

      Alberta Parks is trying to strike a balance between health of the surrounding areas and the wellbeing of the beavers.

      When required, Alberta Parks uses different measures to protect trees and property. We may use a combination of techniques including:

      • Placing metal wiring around tree trunks.
      • Increasing the size of culverts.
      • Installing pond levellers.
      • Rerouting trails.
      • Diverting waters appropriately.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Advisory - Flood Debris Removal

      October 6, 2019

      • Effective Date: October 7-October 31, 2019
      • Where: Select Locations in Fish Creek Provincial Park. 
      • Why: Contractors will be completing flood debris removal at select locations.

       

  • Construction Closure - Bebo Grove Washroom

      October 3, 2019

      • Effective Date: October 3, 2019 until the end of October.
      • Where: Bebo Grove Day Use Area Washroom
      • Why: Due to the construction activities associated with the Storm Water Pond installation.  

    Affected Areas
  • Bear Warning - Votiers Flats and Shannon Terrace Day Use Areas

      August 16, 2019

      • Effective Date: August 16, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: All trails and area between Votiers Flats and Shannon Terrace Day Use Areas in Fish Creek Provincial Park
      • Why: Multiple bears feeding in the area.

    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.

  • Stream Changes Trail

      August 14, 2019

      • Effective Date: August 14, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Stream Changes Trail
      • Why: Stream Changes Trail will have the yellow tactile warning pads that are used at crossing intersections removed while we search for a permanent solution.  In the interim, please use additional caution when approaching these intersections.

    Affected Areas
      Stream Changes Trail
  • Construction Closure - Glennfield Day Use Areas & Parking Lot

      March 1, 2019

      • Effective Date: March 2019 – October 2020
      • Where: Glennfield Day Use Areas and Parking Lot, Fish Creek Provincial Park
      • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing upgrades to Glennfield washrooms and group shelters and the associated infrastructure.The entire day use site, including the parking lot, will not be accessible to public for the 2019 season. Detours will be in place for commuters. Caution should be used when utilizing the trails systems around Glennfield area. Posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed. There will be limited access to the site in the 2020 season to allow for vegetation regrowth following the construction.

  • Closure - Glennfield Washrooms

      February 25, 2019

      • Effective Date: Feb 25, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Glennfield washrooms
      • Why: Water main issue

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Closure - Bebo Grove Day Use

      July 27, 2018

      • Effective Date: July 27, 2018 until further notice.
      • Where: Bebo Grove Day Use
      • Why: Storm water infrastructure improvements by the City of Calgary in the area has required cutting power to the building. The parking area and access road are closed. Paved trail access from Shannon Terrace and Votier’s Flats and the Bebo picnic area remain open.
      • Portable toilets have been placed near the washroom building.

       

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Advisory - LaFarge Meadows Day Use

      July 27, 2018

      • Effective Date: July 27, 2018 until further notice 
      • Where: LaFarge Meadows Day Use via 194th Avenue will be closed
      • Why: 194th Avenue near Fish Creek Provincial Park is being reconstructed by West Creek Developments to City of Calgary roadway standards
      • Alternative pedestrian access is available via Chaparral Valley Drive.
      • Alternative parking and access is available at the south parking lots of Sikome Aquatic Facility via Sun Valley Boulevard or Bow Bottom Trail SE. See attached maps.

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