Trails in the Canmore area typically hold snow in the early spring and those found on the north side of the valley may prove to be viable hiking options. Natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, icy sections and standing water may be encountered on trails. Traction aids are highly recommended at this time of year.
- Be wildlife aware! Bears are coming out of hibernation, and bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
- Ticks are beginning to come out for the season. Wearing a hat, plus covering up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants while recreating in grassy or wooded areas is recommended. Check for ticks once you are off the trail. Further information on how to avoid and remove ticks can be found on the MyHealth.Alberta website.
- If you are unaware of which trails have avalanche risk, please call the Kananaskis Information Line at 403-678-0760.
Daily avalanche forecasts are available on the Avalanche Canada website.
- Canmore Nordic Center - Annual wildlife corridor closure
- Grassi Lakes Climbing Routes - Owls nesting
Note Potential avalanche hazard at drainages