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  • Construction Advisory - Paving Project along Highway 40 south of Kananaskis Village

    August 20, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 20th until further notice
    • Where: Paving will occur along Highway 40 south of the Kananaskis Village intersection to the junction of Hwy 742 (Hwy 40 winter gate in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park); as well as Mount Allen Drive, Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village and Nakiska. 
    • Why: Alberta Parks and Alberta Transportation are partnering on a paving project in the Kananaskis Region.
    •  Reduced speed, one lane alternative traffic, partial parking lot closures will occur throughout the project. In addition, trucks and heavy equipment delivering equipment and materials to the site may cause traffic slow downs at access points along the paving route.
    • Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed.  

     

    Affected Areas

    Kananaskis Village Nakiska Ski Resort   Highway 40 South of Kananaskis Village to Highway 742 Junction

  • Construction Advisory - Ribbon Creek Day Use

    August 15, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 15 - September 30, 2018  
    • Where: Ribbon Creek Day Use
    • Why: To construct a berm from Terrace Bridge down to Centennial Drive, that will mitigate future flood damage to the infrastructure north of Ribbon Creek
    • Ribbon Creek Road will remain open to access the hostel and half of the parking area.  The west half of the Ribbon Creek Day Use Area parking lot will be closed, but the east half will be open for parking.  A portion of the west parking lot will be open to allow hikers to still access Terrace Bridge and Ribbon Creek Trails.

    Affected Areas

    Ribbon Creek Day Use

  • Bear Warning - Highwood River upstream of Lineham Creek

    August 13, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 12 2018, until further notice
    • Where: Highwood River, upstream of Lineham Creek and between Lantern and Lineham Creek
    • Why: Animals feeding on elk carcass

    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

    Lantern Creek PRA Provincial Recreation Area Lineham PRA Provincial Recreation Area   Highwood River

  • Water Advisory - Wedge Pond Swimmer's Itch

    August 11, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 11, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Wedge Pond
    • Why: Multiple reports of Swimmers Itch after swimming in Wedge Pond

    Affected Areas

    Wedge Pond Day Use

  • Bear Warning - Mt. Kidd RV Park

    August 9, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 9, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Mt. Kidd RV Park and staff residence loop
    • Why: Black bear frequenting 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.

    Affected Areas

    Mt. Kidd RV Park

  • Bear Warning - Three Isle Lake Trail from North Interlakes Day Use to Forks Backcountry Campground

    August 5, 2018

    • Effective Date:  August 5, 2018 until further notice  
    • Where:  The Three Isle Lake Trail from North Interlakes Day Use Area to Forks Backcountry Campground
    • Why: Multiple grizzly bears in the area, including sows with cubs

    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

    Forks Backcountry Campground North Interlakes Day Use Three Isle Lake Trail

  • Online Backcountry Permits Requests Temporarily Down

    August 1, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 1, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Online Backcountry Reservation Request
    • Why: Due to a IT service interruption, the online backcountry reservation system is down.  Online requests, as well as outstanding payments cannot be processed at this time. There is presently no timeline for restoration of this service.

     

    Affected Areas

    Kananaskis Country Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground Aster Lake Backcountry Campground Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground Forks Backcountry Campground Point Backcountry Campground Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground Big Elbow Backcountry Campground Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground Ribbon Falls Backcountry Campground Ribbon Lake Backcountry Campground Rummel Lake Winter Backcountry Campground Tombstone Backcountry Campground Mount Romulus Backcountry Campground

  • Construction Closure - Ha Ling Trail

    July 31, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 7 - 30, 2018
    • Where: Ha Ling Trail and Ha Ling climbing routes 
    • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be working in the area to complete trail repairs and upgrades. To support construction of the new hiking trail alignment, high risk activities including rock blasting and tree removal are required. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment in the Goat Creek Trailhead parking lot, and all posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed.
    • Please note that a full mountain closure will be in place for the entire duration of the above timeframe. Alberta Parks will not permit access to hiking and climbing routes on Ha Ling Peak during the area closure. Alberta Parks users are asked to respect the closure notices for their own safety and the safety of workers.
    • Visitors looking for alternatives to Ha Ling Peak can call the Kananaskis Information Line at 1-403-678-0760 or via a Kananaskis Information Center such as Barrier Lake, Bow Valley or Peter Lougheed.

     

    Affected Areas

    Ha Ling Trail   Ha Ling climbing routes

  • Bear Warning - Paddy's Flat Campground

    July 27, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 27, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Paddy's Flat Campground 
    • Why: Multiple sightings of Black Bears and Grizzly Bears feeding on berries.

     

    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

    Paddys Flat Campground

  • Construction Closure - Bebo Grove Washroom Facility

    July 27, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 30, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Bebo Grove Day Use Washroom Facility
    • Why: Storm water infrastructure improvements by the City of Calgary in the area has required cutting power to the building
    • Portable toilets have been placed near the washroom building.
    • Access to the area may be limited. Public will be asked to obey all construction signs and closures.

    Affected Areas

    Bebo Grove Day Use

  • Construction Advisory - LaFarge Meadows Day Use

    July 27, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 27, 2018 until end of November
    • 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.

    Affected Areas

    Fish Creek PP Provincial Park Lafarge Meadows Day Use

  • Bear Closure - Gorge Creek Road

    July 27, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 27, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Gorge Creek Road
    • Why: Animals on a carcass within close proximity to the road

    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

    Gorge Creek Day Use   Gorge Creek Road

  • Construction Advisory - Ha Ling Peak Trail Realignment

    July 26, 2018

    • Effective Date: Monday, July 30th and continuing through until the end of October, 2018
    • Where: Ha Ling Trail and in the Goat Creek parking Lot
    • Why: Please be advised that there will be construction activities taking place April through September on the Ha Ling Trail in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing a variety of trails improvements. Intermittent full-mountain closures will occur throughout the above time frame to accommodate safety particularly during high risk construction activities. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed.

     

    Starting Monday, July 30th, heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing trail improvements. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed.  Please do not remove any pin flags or flagging tape on the mountain.

     

    Affected Areas

    Bow Valley WPP Wildland Provincial Park Goat Creek Day Use Ha Ling Trail

  • Bear Closure - Tom Snow Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop

    July 24, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 24, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Tom Snow Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop
    • Why: Bears feeding on carcass

    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

    Tom Snow Trail Moose Loop (Summer) Trail   Mountain Road

  • Bear Closure - Trail leading south from Mt Kidd RV Park F loop

    July 22, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 22, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Trail leading south from Mt Kidd RV Park F loop 
    • Why: 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.

    Affected Areas

    Mt. Kidd RV Park

  • Construction Advisory - Lac des Arcs Campground and Day Use

    July 18, 2018

    • Effective Date: August 27 to September 28, 2018
    • Where: Lac des Arcs Campground and Day Use
    • Why: Construction activities for brush removal.
    • Campsites will remain open during brush removal, however caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed. 

    Affected Areas

    Lac Des Arcs Campground Lac Des Arcs Day Use

  • Bear Warning - South Side of the Bow River in Canmore

    July 18, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 18, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: South side of Bow river in Canmore, including Quarry Lake Day Use, Peaks of Grassi, Canmore Nordic Centre and area trails
    • Why: Numerous bears feeding on berries

    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

    Canmore Nordic Centre Day Use Grassi Lakes Day Use Canmore Nordic Centre PP Provincial Park Highline Trail Grassi Lakes Upper Trail Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail   Quarry Lake Day Use Peaks of Grassi Lowline Trail Banff Trail

  • Bear Warning - Heart Creek Interpretive Trail and Heart Creek Day Use

    July 8, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 7, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Heart Creek Day Use, Heart Creek trail and surrounding area.
    • Why: Black bears in area feeding on berries.

    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

    Heart Creek Interpretive Trail Heart Creek Day Use

  • Bear Warning - Canyon Campground

    July 8, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 7, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Canyon Campground
    • Why: Multiple bears frequenting 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.

    Affected Areas

    Canyon Campground

  • Construction Advisory - Legacy Trail Extension

    June 30, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 30, 2018 until further notice 
    • Where: Extension of the Legacy Trail from the Canmore Nordic Centre’s main parking lot to the Town of Canmore’s portion of the trail
    • Why: The Alberta Parks portion of the Legacy Trail Extension is complete and open to the public. The Town Of Canmore section is under construction and users should follow all signage and be aware of equipment and workers.

    Affected Areas

    Canmore Nordic Centre PP Provincial Park   Legacy Trail

  • Bear Warning - Grassi Lakes Trail and Day Use

    June 29, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 29, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Grassi Lakes trail and Day Use
    • Why: Numerous black bears seen feeding on natural vegetation in close proximity to trails

    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

    Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail Grassi Lakes Day Use

  • Closure - Bearspaw Trail

    June 29, 2018

    • Effective Date: Friday, June 29th until further notice 
    • Where: Bearspaw Trail 
    • Why: Closed due to the presence of cattle. 

    Affected Areas

    Glenbow Ranch PP Provincial Park Bearspaw Trail The Narrows Trail

  • Construction Closure - Spray Lakes Road and Grassi Lakes Day Use

    June 28, 2018

    • When: July 16th until August 31st, 2018
    • Where: Spray Lakes Road below Whiteman’s Pond and Grassi Lakes Day Use Area. Upper and Lower Grassi Lake and the climbing area is closed. Hiking trails from the Grassi Lakes Day Use Area trailhead to the northeast shoreline of Lower Grassi Lake are open. Access to Riders of Rohan is open. See a map of the closure.
    • What is open: The Grassi Lakes Trail ("more difficult" trail) past the falls up to the viewing area of the first lake and the wide road back down ("easy" trail). Trails around both lakes are closed to access.
    • Why: Over the last 25 years, use on the Spray Lakes Road has substantially increased and the infrastructure supporting the road surface requires repairs. The Project involves anchoring the gabion walls under the Spray Lakes Road below Whiteman’s Pond, covering the face of the gabion wall with shotcrete, and replacing the guardrail and fence.

     

    See the Spray Lakes Road and Grassi Lakes Day Use Closure FAQ.

    The road construction is located directly above the Grassi Lakes and the climbing area. To reduce the rock hazard to climbers and hikers, Alberta Parks will close these areas.  There will be substantial traffic delays from the bottom of the Spray Lakes Road to the top of Whiteman’s Gap.  Alberta Parks encourages users to access their desired destination in the Spray Valley via Hwy 40 through Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. 

    Visitors looking for alternatives to Grassi Lakes hiking and climbing opportunities can call the Kananaskis Information Line at 1-403-678-0760 or stop at a Kananaskis Information Centre such as Barrier Lake, Bow Valley or Peter Lougheed.

    Affected Areas

    Grassi Lakes Upper Trail Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail Grassi Lakes Day Use Spray Valley PP Provincial Park Canmore Nordic Centre PP Provincial Park

  • Bear Warning - Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park

    June 28, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 28, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park
    • Why: Numerous black bears seen feeding on natural vegetation.

    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

    Canmore Nordic Centre Day Use Canmore Nordic Centre PP Provincial Park

  • Closure - OHV Trail in McLean Creek PLUZ

    June 28, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 28th - September 15th, 2018
    • Where: McLean Creek PLUZ - Trail marker #460 to marker #448, Trail marker #470 to marker #450, Trail marker #450 to marker #448
    • Why: Due to bridge repair - bridge unsafe for use
    • See a map of the closure.

    Affected Areas

    Fisher Creek PRA Provincial Recreation Area McLean Creek PRA Provincial Recreation Area

  • Construction Advisory - Little Elbow Trail up to Tombstone Backcountry Campground

    June 27, 2018

    • Effective Date:  July 2, 2018 until further notice
    • Where:  Little Elbow Trail - from Little Elbow Campground to Tombstone Backcountry Campground
    • Why:  To support construction at Tombstone Backcountry Campground there will be trucks and heavy equipment travelling along the trail.  Users are asked to be courteous and move off-trail to allow trucks and equipment to pass, particularly along steep or narrow sections, to facilitate the upgrades being done in the area.  Caution should be exercised within this area, particularly around heavy equipment.  Please obey all posted signage in the area.

    Affected Areas

    Tombstone Backcountry Campground Little Elbow Trailhead Day Use Little Elbow PRA Provincial Recreation Area

  • Closure - Area encompassing Sandy McNabb Road

    June 23, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 23, 2018 until further notice
    • Where:  The area encompassing Sandy McNabb road in Sandy McNabb Day Use.
    • Why: Roadside embankment has falling rocks and debris falling across the road. 

     

    Affected Areas

    Sandy McNabb Day Use

  • Coyote Warning - North Fork Campground

    June 13, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 13, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: North Fork Campground Trail
    • Why: Active coyote den within area. Coyote adults and pups are seen in the area. Keep animals on leash at all times. If coyotes are seen, know your surroundings and move out of the area the same way you came.

       

      Although a warning is in place for this area, coyotes can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis PLUZ and at any time.  Minimize your chance of surprising a coyote by:

      • Make plenty of noise and travel in a tight group.  Keep children close.
      • Be aware of your surroundings.  Leave the area if you see or smell a carcass.
      • Keep your pet on a leash at all times.
      • Do not feed coyotes or other wildlife under any circumstances.
      • Carry bear spray and use it, if necessary, on coyotes.  Ensure it is easily accessible and you know how to use it.

       

      Please report coyote sightings immediately to 403-591-7755

    Affected Areas

    North Fork Trail

  • Bear Warning - Sandy McNabb Campground

    June 11, 2018

    • Effective Date: June 4, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Sandy McNabb Campground in Sheep River Provincial Park
    • Why: Black bear frequenting campground

    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

    Sandy McNabb Campground

  • Construction Advisory - Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park - Proximity to the Canmore Water Treatment Facility Plant

    May 17, 2018

    • Effective Date: Thursday, May 17 until further notice
    • Where: West of HWY 1A in proximity to the Canmore Water Treatment Facility Plant.  Industrial activities will take place on the North West edge of a portion of the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and the Bow River. See the map for more info.
    • Why:  ATCO Pipelines will be conducting industrial activities on public lands in close proximity to a portion of the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park in order to remove a damaged pipe from the 2013 floods.  Caution should be exercised within this area, particularly around heavy equipment.  Please obey all posted signage in the area.

    Affected Areas

    Canmore Nordic Centre PP Provincial Park

  • Construction Closure - Boulton Creek Trails

    May 10, 2018

    • Effective Date: May 10, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: All trails leading to the upper Boulton Campground Store parking lot, and all adjacent construction zones. The closure includes: the paved bicycle trail from the campground road to the store, the Whiskey Jack Trail from loop A to the store, the paved bike path east of the store, and the entire active construction zone during the creation of a new campground loop.  All access is prohibited. See the map for more info.
    • Why: Campground loop construction activity including heavy machinery within the area.

    Affected Areas

    Whiskey Jack Trail Peter Lougheed Paved Trail

  • Construction Closure - Boulton Creek Store Upper Parking Lot

    April 23, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 23, 2018 through to August 20, 2018
    • Where: Boulton Creek Store Upper Parking Lot
    • Why: Facilitate staging and construction of the new Boulton Creek Loop E Campground. 

     

    Affected Areas

    Boulton Creek Campground

  • Closure - Grassi Lakes Climbing Routes

    April 21, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 21, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Left side of the Graceland rock climbing area due to an owl nesting site near the following climbing routes on Grassi Lakes:
      • You Ain’t Nothing But a Hang Dog
      • Memphis
      • It’s Now or Never 
    • Why: To minimize disturbances to an owl nesting site.

    Affected Areas

    Grassi Lakes Day Use Canmore Nordic Centre PP Provincial Park   Grassi Lakes Climbing Routes

  • Closure - Widow Maker Trail

    October 30, 2017

    • Effective Date: October 30, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Widow Maker Trail from Canoe Meadows to the Green Tongue river feature, downstream from the Barrier Visitor Information Center.  A re-route is available along the river.
    • Why: Hazardous conditions due to compromised trees

    Affected Areas

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

  • Construction Closure - Tombstone Backcountry Campground

    September 18, 2017

    • Effective Date: September 18, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Tombstone Backcountry Campground
    • Why: Tombstone Backcountry Campground will be closed for facility upgrades.

    Affected Areas

    Tombstone Backcountry Campground Elbow-Sheep WPP Wildland Provincial Park

  • 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


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