Collecting and burning deadfall or collecting roasting sticks in the park is illegal.
You must bring your own
A container to fill with water to extinguish the fire
Never leave a fire unattended. Have everything you need ready to extinguish the fire. It is out when you can safely place your hand on the cold coals.
Wildfires can be a problem during dry periods. Please exercise caution when having a fire.
Liquor is prohibited in Fish Creek Provincial Park.
The only exception is in licensed facilities.
Put litter in a garbage can. Carry it with you if no garbage can is available nearby.
Parking / Vehicle Break-Ins
Parking is permitted in paved parking lots only.
Vehicle break-ins are an ongoing concern in the park's parking lots.
Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle even if it is locked.
Lock valuables in your trunk or place them out of sight if you must keep them in your car.
Report vehicle break-ins and other criminal activity to the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234. These reports are radioed to park conservation officers.
We occasionally find articles from these crimes in the park. Contact the park office at 403-297-5293 in case your missing item turns up.
Stay on designated pathways and single-track trails.
People walking and biking off-trail can have devastating consequences on the landscape. These include increased erosion, loss of natural vegetation, invasion of non-native plant species and destruction of habitat.
It is against regulations to cycle anywhere but designated pathways and trails in the park.
Do not pioneer new trails or cut across hairpin turns.
Slow down when approaching other users.
Keep to the right side of the pathway. Cyclists yield to pedestrians.
Step off to the side when you stop so that others can pass you.
Cyclists should ring their bells and call out "passing on your left."
Take special care on bridges. They are narrow and often congested.
Keep your pet on a leash that is 2 metres or shorter at all times. This protects both the wildlife and your pet.
Bring a plastic bag with you to pick up after your pet. Put the bag of waste in a trash container.
Do not release domestic pets into the park.
Only native species of wildlife are permitted in the park. Abandoned kittens, puppies, rabbits and other pets do not survive for very long in a natural area. They either starve or are killed by predators. A more humane way to cope with an unwanted pet is to take it to an animal shelter.
Please do not release gray squirrels in the park. They compete with the native red squirrels for food and territory.