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  • Construction Closure - Boulton Creek Store Upper Parking Lot

    April 23, 2018

    • Effective Date: Monday April 23, 2018- Monday, 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

  • Construction Closure - Ghost Reservoir Boat Launch Extension

    April 19, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 19, 2018 with a projected completion by July 1, 2018
    • Where: Ghost Reservoir Boat Launch
    • Why: The south side parking lot and boat launch will be closed to the public. The gates will be locked and barriers placed on the boat ramp to prohibit access from the ice into the parking lot. The north side parking lot will remain open to the public.

    Affected Areas

    Ghost Reservoir Day Use Ghost Reservoir Campground Ghost Reservoir PRA Provincial Recreation Area

  • Construction Closure - Bow River Campground

    April 18, 2018

    • Effective Date: Bow River Campground will remain closed until June 29, 2018
    • Where: Bow River Campground
    • Why: Alberta Parks will be completing upgrades to the facility that began in 2017. Facility upgrades to be completed in 2018 include installation of a new comfort station, construction of 7 new walk-in tent sites and completion of campground water and sanitary systems. Once completed, Bow River Campground will feature 60 drive-in sites and 7 walk-in tent sites. Upon completion all 60 drive-in sites will feature power and water services. The campground comfort station will feature power, water and sanitary services. Bow River Campground is targeted to open without water or sanitary services June 29, 2018. Water and sanitary services will become available in July 2018 following final testing and commissioning of all systems and infrastructure.  All posted signage should be obeyed during construction. Please visit the Alberta Parks website for more information about front country camping opportunities in Kananaskis Country.

    Affected Areas

    Bow Valley PP Provincial Park Bow River Campground

  • Closure - Yodel Loop

    April 12, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 2018 to early June
    • Where: Yodel Loop in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park 
    • Why: Due to the presence of cattle and their calves. 

    Affected Areas

    Glenbow Ranch PP Provincial Park Yodel Loop Trail

  • Construction Advisory - Ha Ling Peak Trail Realignment

    April 6, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 2018 through September 2018
    • Where: Ha Ling Trail
    • 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. 

    Affected Areas

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

  • Closure - Blackshale Bridge on High Rockies Trail

    April 5, 2018

    • Effective Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Blackshale Bridge on the High Rockies Trail, south of Sawmill Day Use 
    • Why: Annual Seasonal Closure. Please note that there is a 1.0 km bypass trail around the bridge closure.

    Affected Areas

    Peter Lougheed PP Provincial Park Spray Valley PP Provincial Park High Rockies (Summer) Trail High Rockies (Winter) Trail

  • Peter Lougheed Park Discovery & Information Centre - Seasonal Spring Closure

    April 3, 2018

    • Effective Date: Tuesday, April 3 through to Thursday May 17, 2018
    • Where: Peter Lougheed Park Discovery & Information Centre
    • Why: Peter Lougheed Park Discovery & Information Centre will be closed for annual seasonal maintenance. Scheduled to reopen Friday, May 18, 2018.

     

    Affected Areas

    Peter Lougheed Park Discovery & Information Centre Peter Lougheed PP Provincial Park

  • William Watson Lodge Seasonal Spring Closure

    March 26, 2018

    • Effective Date: Friday April 27 through to Thursday May 17, 2018
    • Where: William Watson Lodge
    • Why: William Watson Lodge will be closed for annual seasonal maintenance. Scheduled to reopen Friday May 18, 2018.

    Affected Areas

    Peter Lougheed PP Provincial Park William Watson Lodge

  • Construction Advisory - Gap Lake Day Use and Grotto Mountain Day Use

    March 21, 2018

    • Effective Date: March 21, 2018 - June 29, 2018
    • Where: Gap Lake Day Use and Grotto Mountain Day Use 
    • Why: Alberta Parks will refurbish the two day use areas during the spring and summer of 2018 to improve current facilities. Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing a variety of  improvements in parking areas, on pathways and in picnic sites. Full and partial closures of both sites will occur intermittently throughout the above time frame to accommodate safe construction activities. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed. 

    Affected Areas

    Gap Lake Day Use Grotto Mountain Day Use

  • Construction Advisory - Lac des Arcs Campground and Day Use

    December 5, 2017

    • Effective Date: December 5th, 2017 until further notice.
    • Where: Lac des Arcs Campground & Day Use Area
    • Why: Tree felling and brush removal activities where heavy equipment will be present. Although the day use area and campground are closed for the season, please obey all posted signage. Caution is strongly advised.

    Affected Areas

    Lac Des Arcs Day Use Lac Des Arcs Campground

  • Closure - Annual Wildlife Corridor at the CNC

    December 1, 2017

    • Effective Date: Thursday, December 1, 2017
    • Where: Powerline, Backdoor, Killer Bees, Ziggy’s, Oven, Nector Noodle, The Albertan, Alpine Meadows trails
    • Why: Annual Wildlife Corridor at the CNC from December 1, 2017 to June 15, 2018 

    Affected Areas

    Canmore Nordic Centre PP Provincial Park Bow Valley WPP Wildland Provincial Park

  • 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

  • Closure - Widow Maker Trail

    October 30, 2017

    • Effective Date: October 30, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Widow Maker 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 Widow Maker Trail

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

    September 19, 2017

    • Effective Date: September 19, 2017 until April 2018
    • Where: Glennfield Road, Group Use Areas A, B and C
    • 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, B and C washrooms will also be closed for the season. The main lot 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 Area C West Group Use   Glennfield Road

  • 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

  • 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. 
    • Why: Facility upgrades

    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: Ongoing until June 27, 2018
    • Where: Cobble Flats Day Use
    • Why: Facility upgrades

    Affected Areas

    Cobble Flats PRA Provincial Recreation Area Cobble Flats Day Use

  • 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 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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