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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:
Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.
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.
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.
UPDATE October 25, 2021: Construction work continues at this time. A return to operational status is anticipated in early 2022.
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.
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