Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


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  • Construction Advisory - Lower Lake and Panorama Day Use Area

    Effective:  September 29, 2021

      • Effective Date: September 29, 2021 until further notice
      • Where: Lower Lake and Panorama Day Use Area
      • Why: For Lower Lake, contractors are removing one washroom and the picnic sites to address Human Wildlife Conflicts.  At Panorama, contractors are building a trail from the parking lot to the shoreline.  For both sites, users are asked to watch for men and equipment working and to follow all signage and instructions.

  • Closure - Forks Backcountry Campground

    Effective:  September 23, 2021

      • Effective Date: September 23, 2021 until further notice
      • Where: Forks Backcountry Campground
      • Why: Emergency work needs to be completed in the campground. Alternative options in the local area could include 3 Isle or Point Campground.

  • Elkwood Campground

    Effective:  September 13, 2021

      • Effective Date: September 13, 2021 
      • Where: Elkwood Campground
      • Why: Water taps and water hookups will be shut down for the season

  • Boulton Creek Campground

    Effective:  September 8, 2021

      • Effective Date: September 8, 2021
      • Where: Boulton Creek Campground and Dump Station 
      • Why: The water taps and water hookups in Boulton Creek campground will be shut down for the season. The Boulton Creek dump station will also get closed down today.

      There is drinking water, showers and flush toilets still available in the campground at the comfort station (shower house) building. The Canyon dump station remains open as well for RV dumping and potable water.

  • Bear Closure - Rockwall Trail

    Effective:  September 5, 2021

      • Effective Date: September 5, 2021 until further notice
      • Where: Rockwall Trail adjacent to the Peter Lougheed Discover Centre
      • Why: Multiple grizzly 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.

  • Construction Closure - Elkwood Campground Comfort Station

    Effective:  June 18, 2021

      Effective Date: June 18, 2021 until further notice

      Where: Elkwood Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

      Why: Showers and flush toilet facilities in Elkwood Campground are closed due to construction and upgrades at the sewage treatment plant.

  • Construction Closure - Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground

    Effective:  June 1, 2021

      • Effective Date: June 2021 – November 2021
      • Where:  Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground
      • Why:  Parks is upgrading the campground to align with the new standards for backcountry camping in Kananaskis. Upgrades include new tent pads, picnic tables, toilets and gravel connector trails. The campground will be closed for 2021 and is currently blocked on the reservation system.

      What to Expect:

      • Campground is closed for all of 2021.
      • Trail to North Kananaskis Pass will remain open but access to campground to use toilets or picnic areas will not be available.
      • Bridge over Maude Brook will remain in place for use.
      • Use caution around the area as helicopters will be used to deliver equipment and materials to site.
      • Obey all signage and avoid construction areas for your safety.


      Thank you for respecting the closure and your continued patience so we can complete this work for your future enjoyment.

  • Closure - Lower Lakes Day Use Area

    Effective:  April 1, 2021

      • Effective Date: April 1 to November 30 annually. The day use will be open during the winter for ice-fishing access and other winter activities
      • Where: Lower Lakes Day Use Area is closed for picnicking and lake access
      • Why: To reduce human use in the bear movement corridor along Lower Kananaskis Lake

      Alberta Parks will remove the picnic tables and fire pits at this site including one toilet. There will be one remaining toilet and garbage facility for winter use. The Peter Lougheed paved pathway which connects Lower Lake Campground and Boulton Bridge Day Use is open for year round use. Please enjoy other day use areas for picnicking or access to Lower Kananaskis Lake including Canyon Day Use, Peninsula Day Use and Panorama Day Use.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Closure - William Watson Day Lodge

    Effective:  July 27, 2020

      Alberta Parks is replacing the William Watson Day Lodge. The new lodge will enhance the overall visitor experience and safety, and bring the facility up to today’s international accessibility standards.

      To ensure a safe construction site a full closure of William Watson Lodge facilities, potentially up to two years, will be in place for the duration of the project. Day users and overnight guests will not be able to visit during construction.

      Group day users and the public are encouraged to explore nearby alternatives for day excursions.

      For further information, please see:

  • Closure - Valleyview Road

    Effective:  May 31, 2020

      • 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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