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  • Closure - McPherson Trail, West End of Bowbend Trail

    November 17, 2017

    • Effective Date: Friday, November 17th
    • Where: McPherson Trail, West End of Bowbend Trail
    • Why: Trails are temporarily closed due to the presence of cattle.

    Affected Areas

    Glenbow Ranch PP Provincial Park McPherson Trail Bowbend Trail

  • Closure - Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail

    November 15, 2017

    • Effective Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail
    • Why: Seasonal closure due to ice and unsafe conditions. The interpretive trail is to the left of the fork. Hikers can still use the Upper Grassi Lakes Trail, to the right of the fork for a more gradual approach to the lakes. Also called the "easy" trail. Caution is advised.

    Affected Areas

    Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail Grassi Lakes Day Use

  • Construction Advisory - Brown-Lowery Provincial Park

    November 13, 2017

    • Effective Date: Monday, November 13th
    • Where: Brown-Lowery Provincial Park
    • Why: Alberta Parks will be replacing the toilet building at Brown-Lowery Provincial Park. The site will remain open, please note that access may be temporarily restricted due to construction activities. Visitors and park users are advised to use caution in the area, particularly around heavy equipment, and obey all posted barricades, fencing, closures and signage. A temporary portable toilet will be available during construction for public use.

    Affected Areas

    Brown-Lowery PP Provincial Park

  • Cougar Warning - Votiers Flats Area

    November 13, 2017

      • Effective Date: Monday, November 14, 2017 until further notice
      • Where: Votier's Flats
      • Why: Cougar in area

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, cougars can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region and at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a cougar:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for cougars and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Learn more about cougar safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

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

    Affected Areas

    Votiers Flats Day Use

  • Closure - Elbow River Launch Day Use

    November 2, 2017

    • Effective Date: November 2, 2017
    • Where: Elbow River Launch Day Use
    • Why: Closed for the season due to snowy conditions.

    Affected Areas

    Elbow River Launch PRA Provincial Recreation Area Elbow River Launch Day Use

  • Closure - Widowmaker Trail

    October 30, 2017

    • Effective Date: October 30, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Widowmaker trail from Canoe Meadows, at the Green Tongue river feature, upstream to Barrier Visitor Center
    • Why: Hazardous conditions due to compromised trees

    Affected Areas

    Canoe Meadows Day Use Barrier Lake Visitor Information Centre Bow Valley PP Provincial Park   Widowmaker Trail

  • Closure - Glennfield Road and Group Use Areas A & B and Washrooms

    September 19, 2017

    • Effective Date: September 19, 2017 until April 2018
    • Where: Glennfield Road, Group Use Areas A & B
    • Why: The Glennfield Road in Fish Creek Provincial Park will be closed for the season starting September 19, and will remain closed until further notice. A and B washrooms will also be closed for the season. The main lot and washroom C will remain open according to park hours.

    Affected Areas

    Fish Creek PP Provincial Park Glennfield Area A East Group Use Glennfield Area B Centre Group Use   Glennfield Road

  • Construction Closure - Forgetmenot Pond Day Use and Little Elbow Trailhead Day Use

    September 5, 2017

    • Effective Date: September 5, 2017 - June 27, 2018
    • Where: Forgetmenot Pond Day Use and Little Elbow Trailhead Day Use including trails in the surrounding area. Little Elbow Campground is currently closed for the season, so the gates to the west end of the road are closed. Please obey all posted signage and be cautious of machinery.
    • Why: Construction Activities

    Affected Areas

    Little Elbow PRA Provincial Recreation Area Forgetmenot Pond Day Use Little Elbow Trailhead Day Use Little Elbow Interpretive Trail

  • Construction Closure - Cobble Flats Day Use

    August 21, 2017

    • Effective Date: will be ongoing until June 27, 2018
    • Where: Cobble Flats Day Use
    • Why: Construction activities

    Affected Areas

    Cobble Flats PRA Provincial Recreation Area Cobble Flats Day Use

  • Stoney Trail

    July 26, 2017

    Please be advised that several spans of a power transmission line that are above portions of Stoney Trail along the western shore of Barrier Lake have been identified to not meet Altalink’s requirements.

    • Until further notice and until the clearances can be raised in the fall of 2017 by the installation of several taller pole structures, signs specifically identifying the areas with reduced clearance will be deployed as well as advisory notices at trailheads.
    • To ensure public safety, Altalink is requesting that users of the area do not cross under the power lines where the signs are deployed.
    • If the public must cross or walk along the transmission line right-of-way in these areas, please avoid crossing under or walking in areas immediately below the middle of a span where the signs are deployed.  Where possible, plan to cross such low span areas close to a pole structure.
    • If there are any questions, please contact Altalink at stakeholderrelations@altalink.ca or 1.877.269.5903

    Affected Areas

    Bow Valley PP Provincial Park Stoney Trail

  • Washed Out Bridge Material in Sheep River

    June 20, 2017

    Please be advised of washed out bridge material in the Sheep River approximately 100m downstream from the Indian Oils Day Use area. The material extends into the flow causing a strainer and other risk of getting hung up with numerous protruding pieces. Caution is advised in this area.

    Affected Areas

    Sheep River PP Provincial Park Indian Oils Day Use   Sheep River

  • Construction Closure - Canyon Interpretive Trail

    June 15, 2017

    • Effective Date: Closed until further notice
    • Where: Pocaterra Dam on the north end of Lower Kananaskis Lake to the Canyon Interpretive Trail
    • Why: Due to flood damage and construction activities.

    Affected Areas

    Peter Lougheed PP Provincial Park Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive Trail

  • Construction Closure - Cougar Creek Trailhead

    May 25, 2017

    Please note that Cougar Creek Trailhead will close indefinitely starting the week of May 1st, 2017 to begin reconstruction. Parking will be available along Benchlands Trail. Access to trails in the area will be maintained, however detours will be in place. Please obey all posted signage

    Affected Areas

    Bow Valley WPP Wildland Provincial Park Cougar Creek Trail

  • Construction Advisory - William Watson Lodge Cabins

    April 10, 2017

    • Effective Date: April 10, 2017 until December 1, 2017
    • Where: William Watson Lodge
    • Why: Construction activities on Cabins C and D, which will remain fully out of commission.

    Affected Areas

    Peter Lougheed PP Provincial Park William Watson Lodge

  • Bear Closure - Valleyview Trail

    April 1, 2017

    • Effective Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Valleyview Trail. From the gate south of Elpoca Day Use to the gate North of Little Highwood Pass Parking lot. The closure also includes all access to this area from Highway 40. 
    • Why: Permanent Bear Closure

    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.

    Affected Areas

    Peter Lougheed PP Provincial Park Elpoca Day Use Valleyview Trail

  • Construction Advisory - Contractor Access to Transportation Utility Corridor

    January 24, 2017

    Please be advised that various contractors will be utilizing a corridor west from the Parks Maintenance facility at Shannon Terrace to facilitate power line installation along the Transportation Utility Corridor in support of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. No construction will be taking place within the Park. Travel will be restricted to an approved route cleared of snow and previously disturbed.

    Affected Areas

    Fish Creek PP Provincial Park Shannon Terrace Day Use

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