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  • Construction Closure - Elkwood Campground

    October 6, 2017
    • Effective Date: October 10, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Elkwood Campground
    • Why: Construction on toilets.
    • Elkwood Campground will be closed for the season starting on October 9, the trails in the area will remain open.
    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
  • Construction Advisory - William Watson Lodge Cabins

    May 12, 2017
    • Effective Date: April 10, 2017 to October 31, 2017
    • Where: William Watson Lodge
    • Why: For construction activities on Cabins C and D and will remain fully out of commission.
    Affected Areas
  • Bear Closure - Valleyview Trail

    April 1, 2017
    • Effective Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 until further notice
    • Where: Valleyview Trail
    • Why: Permanent Bear Closure

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country 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 (video).
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

    There is a bear closure in place for Valleyview Trail from the gate south of Elpoca Day Use to the gate North of Little Highwood Pass Parking lot. The closure also includes all access to this area from Highway 40. 

    Affected Areas

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