Fish Creek Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Public Safety

  • Construction Closure - Boat Launch Washroom

      December 16, 2019

      Effective Date: December 16, 2019 until January 30, 2020

      Where: The flood damaged washroom located near the Fish Creek Boat Launch

      Why: The flood damaged washroom located near the Fish Creek Boat Launch will be demolished and the site reclaimed starting this week.  A new concrete vault toilet will replace this washroom and will be located adjacent to the Boat Launch Parking Lot.  The demolition and construction is expected to last until January 30, 2020.  There will be temporary closures of the pathways as required during this time period. Please watch for contractors and equipment working in these areas and follow all signage.

    Affected Areas
  • Closure - Fish Creek Boat Launch

      November 11, 2019

      • Effective Date: Starting November 11th, 2019 until further notice.
      • Where: Fish Creek Boat Launch
      • Why: Due to hazardous conditions

  • Construction Closure - Bebo Grove Day Use

      November 7, 2019

      • Effective Date: July 27, 2018 until spring of 2020
      • 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.
      • Bebo Grove Public Washrooms are closed and will remain closed until the access road is opened to the public.
      • UPDATE November 7, 2019: The entrance road to Bebo Grove Day Use Area in Fish Creek Provincial Park will remain closed until the Spring of 2020. Yearlong wet weather in 2019 has caused major scheduling delays to the construction of the new City of Calgary Storm Water Ponds. Due to these delays, access road completion and paving could not be completed.
      • The public is asked to obey all construction barricades and construction signs until this access road can be completed in the Spring.

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  • 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
  • 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

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