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Updated: October 15, 2018

Bow Valley Trail Report

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Updated: October 15, 2018 | Print Report

There has been a large early season snowfall, however temperatures are forecast to improve over the next week. Expect trails to be variable in condition from snow covered and icy or slushy at higher elevations, to melting and becoming slushy or muddy, then drying out at lower elevations as temperatures increase. Early season avalanche conditions exist, take care while traveling in the backcountry.

Notes:

  1. Early season snow has started to fall. Check for avalanche information on the Avalanche Canada website. Pack appropriately for changing conditions, including traction devices/hiking poles, and don't forget to dress in layers!
  2. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
  3. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and snow/ice on trail.

Warnings:

  1. Spray Lakes Road - Construction Advisory and Partial Closure

Closures:

  1. Bow Valley Park Road - Seasonal Closure
Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
Bow River Interpretive
Open
Bow Valley Paved
Open
Centennial Ridge
Open
Elk Flats
Open
Flowing Water Interpretive
Open
Grotto Creek Canyon
Open
Heart Creek Interpretive
Open
Jewell Pass
Open
Many Springs Interpretive
Open
Middle Lake Interpretive
Open
Montane Interpretive
Open
Moraine Interpretive
Open
Prairie View
Open
Quaite Creek
Open
Skogan Pass
Open
Stoney
Open
Windy Point
Note
  • Trail has been rerouted on the Dead Man's Flats (Highway 1) side, please follow new signage to access Wind Ridge.
Open
Yamnuska
Note
  • Yamnuska Trail is only maintained for the first 1.0 km and requires significant route finding skills beyond. If venturing to the top of the scramble route, remember there are over 150 climbing routes up the face it is critical that hikers do not throw rocks over the edge. 
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