Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

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  • Closure - Blackshale Bridge on High Rockies Trail

    Effective:  January 9, 2022

      • Effective Date: January 09, 2022 until further notice
      • Where: Blackshale Bridge on the High Rockies Trail, south of Sawmill Day Use 
      • Why: Annual Seasonal Closure. Please note that there is a 1.0 km bypass trail around the bridge closure.

  • 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 - William Watson Day Lodge

    Effective:  July 27, 2020

      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.

      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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