Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Sibbald Flats

Updated: June 30, 2022

Updated: June 30, 2022 | Print Report

June 30: While the Sibbald area is drying, especially on south-facing and low-elevation slopes, the snowpack in Kananaskis is well above average for this time of year, due to low snow melt in April and May. Snow melt in the Sibbald is currently 2-4 weeks behind, so what you may have been able to access safely in previous years could still be dangerous this year. Some of the alpine terrain in the Sibbald including popular hikes and scrambles is still prone to avalanches. Visit https://www.avalanche.ca/spring-conditions and https://www.avalanche.ca/map/forecasts/kananaskis for more information and consider the precautions listed below.

  • Check snowpack and weather conditions before heading out into the backcountry.
  • Come prepared for snow with proper footwear and equipment, such as microspikes, warm layers, and avalanche equipment depending on your plans.
  • Snow can make even easy to moderate trails difficult. Know your limits and hike within them.

COVID-19 Updates: Taking steps to return to normal.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Wildlife in the region is active. Practice wildlife safety. Make sure you're making noise on the trail, paying close attention to your surroundings, and carry bear spray and know how to use it.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees, washouts and missing bridges. Route-finding may be necessary.
    • It’s tick season! Ticks live on our trails and are prominent in the spring. Protect yourself from tick bites by covering your skin with light coloured clothing, using bug spray containing DEET, and checking yourself and your pets after you have been outside.

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
Baldy Pass
Hiking Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Baldy-Lusk Pass Connector
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Cox Hill Ridge
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding
Deer Ridge
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding
Eagle Hill
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Jumpingpound Loop
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Jumpingpound Ridge
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Jumpingpound Summit
Hiking Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Kananaskis Integrated Forestry Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Lusk Pass
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Ole Buck Loop
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Sibbald Flat Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Sibbald Reforestation Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Tom Snow
June 29: A few puddles.
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat