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  • Bear Warning - Peter Lougheed Facility Zone Bear Advisory

    July 11, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 11, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Facility Zone in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
    • Why: Grizzly bears with cubs have been frequenting campgrounds, day use areas, trailheads and trails.  Even if you are exercising all of the preventative behaviors (eg. being aware of bear signs, obeying closures, making noise on trail, dogs on leash), it is possible that you may have a bear encounter.

     

    If you do encounter a bear:

    • Don’t panic
    • Don’t run
    • Group together
    • Slowly back away / retreat from the area
    • Ready your bear spray

     

    Here are some additional things you can do to keep yourselves and the bears safe this summer:

    • Keep kids and pets close
    • As always, secure attractants.  Pack away all food, garbage, beverages, toiletries when not in use.  Keep your campsite bear ready… if a bear comes in, you won’t have time to pack your stuff.
    • Carry bear spray – even in your campsite and day use areas
    • At dusk and dark, carry a flashlight and walk to outhouses in pairs. 
    • Consider not going for an early morning or late evening run when visibility is poorer and you could end up between a bear and cubs without knowing it (and definitely no ear buds!)

    Location: Map of Affected 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.

    Affected Areas
  • Bear Warning - Canyon Campground

    July 8, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 7, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Canyon Campground
    • 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.

    Affected Areas
  • Bear Closure - Rawson Lake Trail and Sarrail Ridge

    July 8, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 8, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Rawson Lake basin including Sarrail Ridge
    • Why: Multiple grizzly bears feeding in the area
    • See the map for more info
    • Closure notice

    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.

    Affected Areas
  • Bear Closure - Chester Lake Trail and Day Use

    July 4, 2018

    • Effective Date: July 4, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Chester Lake Trail and Day Use
    • Why: Grizzly bear and cub are frequenting the area.  The High Rockies Trail remains open through the closure. No parking available at Chester Day Use.

    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.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Closure - Boulton Creek Trails

    May 10, 2018

    • Effective Date: May 10, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: All trails leading to the upper Boulton Campground Store parking lot, and all adjacent construction zones. The closure includes: the paved bicycle trail from the campground road to the store, the Whiskey Jack Trail from loop A to the store, the paved bike path east of the store, and the entire active construction zone during the creation of a new campground loop.  All access is prohibited. See the map for more info.
    • Why: Campground loop construction activity including heavy machinery within the area.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Closure - Boulton Creek Store Upper Parking Lot

    April 23, 2018

    • Effective Date: April 23, 2018 through to August 20, 2018
    • Where: Boulton Creek Store Upper Parking Lot
    • Why: Facilitate staging and construction of the new Boulton Creek Loop E Campground. 

     

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Closure - Canyon Interpretive Trail

    June 15, 2017

    • Effective Date: Closed until further notice
    • Where: Pocaterra Dam on the north end of Lower Kananaskis Lake to the Canyon Interpretive Trail
    • Why: Due to flood damage and construction activities.

    Affected Areas

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