Trails Master Plan Engagement
Have your say in shaping improvements to the provincial park’s extensive trail system. Learn more at Alberta.ca/FishCreekTrailsPlan and take the public survey, May 17 – June 14, 2021.
- All pathways in Fish Creek Provincial Park have seen a dramatic increase in the number of visitors, please be mindful of others. Cyclists, joggers, dog walkers, families, and more are making use of the pathway system and going at very different speeds. It is the responsibility of everyone to be courteous and to avoid accidents and conflicts.
Pathways - General
- Cyclists must stay on designated trails. Check Park map and signage for approved trails. Failure to do so could result in a conviction, pursuant to Section 27(2) of the Provincial Parks Act (General Regulations).
- Watch for trail closures and obey all signage. Check the advisories page for area information.
- Pathways are shared by everyone hikers, runners, cyclists, dog walkers and more. To reduce conflict, practice good pathway etiquette:
- Cyclists yield to everyone, and dog walkers yield to hikers.
- Be courteous - a cyclist climbing a steep grade will appreciate your stepping aside.
- Reduce speed for trail conditions & congestion to avoid accidents and injuries.
- Maintain physical distance from those not in your group.
- Be wildlife aware! Deer and coyotes are common in all areas of the Park, keep pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended.
- All cyclists should wear a helmet. Helmets are mandatory for those under 18 years of age.
- Pack out your garbage or place it in a waste bin. Do not litter or leave behind anything while on pathways.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Weather can change quickly, which can effect pathway conditions.
- Be aware that Park maintenance and emergency vehicles may be on Park pathways at any time and any location.
Pathways in Winter
- Pathways are plowed as soon as possible after major snow events. It may take several days to complete this work and is dependent on ongoing weather conditions.
- Pathways are cleared to the full capability of the equipment used. However, there may still be hard packed and/or icy sections.
- Pathways are plowed to specifications outlined in the contract with the service provider. Park administration communicates regularly with the service provider to ensure fulfillment of the duties outlined in the contract.
- Pathway users are encouraged to use traction aids and exercise caution while on pathways throughout the park.