Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
  • Closure - Highwood Meadows Day Use Area

    Effective:  June 24, 2024

      • Effective Date: June 24 to 27, 2024, or until further notice
      • Where: Highwood Meadows Day Use Area
      • Why: Area will be closed for cultural ceremonies. 

  • Closure - Seasonal Trail Closures within Highwood Pass Area

    Effective:  June 15, 2024

      • Effective Date: June 15, 2024, until further notice
      • Where: All trails within the Highwood Area including but not limited to Highwood Meadows, Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive Trail, Pocaterra Cirque, Pocaterra Ridge, Arethusa Basin.
      • Why: To reduce environmental degradation during wet/snowy conditions and protect the fragile alpine environment.

  • Bear Warning - William Watson Lodge

    Effective:  June 11, 2024

      • Effective Date: June 11, 2024, until further notice
      • Where: William Watson Lodge and surrounding areas.
      • Why: Several bear sightings 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.

  • Bear Closure - King Creek Day Use and King Creek Ridge

    Effective:  June 4, 2024

      • Effective Date: June 4, 2024, until further notice.
      • Where: King Creek Day Use Area and King Creek Ridge Trail.
      • 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.

    Map of Affected Area
    Affected Areas
  • Construction Advisory - Canyon Day Use

    Effective:  June 3, 2024

      • Effective Date: June 3, 2024, until further notice
      • Where: Canyon Day Use
      • Why: Intermittent lane closures and parking area closures to support work construction work in the area. Visitors might experience minor delays accessing the site while crews are working.

  • Closure - Elpoca Day Use Area and Valleyview Road

    Effective:  May 31, 2020   Updated:  June 4, 2024

      • Effective Date: Seasonal closure until further notice
      • Where: Valleyview Road from Elpoca Day Use Area to HWY 40 (South) near Little Highwood Day Use Area, including Valleyview Day Use Areas.
      • Why: Frequent bear activity in this area

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Provincial Sources for Advisories