Whitney Lakes Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

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  • Closure - Whitney Lakes Provincial Park

    Effective:  September 12, 2022

      Whitney Lakes Provincial Park is now closed for the 2022 camping season.

      Alternate camping opportunities are available at Cold Lake Provincial Park until October 11th.

      See you in 2023.

  • Flooded Hiking Trails Whitney Lake Provincial Park

    Effective:  September 2, 2022

      • Higher than usual water levels have resulted in flooding many of the trails throughout the park. Be prepared to change your planned hiking routes.
      • The bridge at the north end of Laurier Lake has been removed, that section of the hiking trail is closed until further notice.
      • Please see updated map highlighting effected trails

  • Blue-Green Algae - Laurier Lake

    Effective:  July 4, 2022

      • A blue-green algae bloom has been issued for Laurier Lake in Whitney Lakes Provincial Park
      • General precautions
        • Avoid all contact with blue green algae blooms.  If contact occurs, wash with tap water ASAP.
        • Do not swim or wade in any areas where blue-green algae is visable.  
        • Do not allow your pets to swim or wade in these areas or to eat fish or fish trimmings from the lake.
        • Consider limiting human consumption of fish from the lake.
      • For detailed information, go to Alberta Health Services Blue Green Algae Health Advisories.  Please refer to the specific advisory for this lake.
      • Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.  Typically, advisories are lifted in late autumn, when water temperatures are so cool that blue green algae growth is no longer supported. 

    General precautions
    • Avoid all contact with blue green algae blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water ASAP.
    • Do not swim or wade in any areas where blue-green algae is visable.
    • Do not allow your pets to swim or wade in these areas or to eat fish or fish trimmings from the lake.
    • Consider limiting human consumption of fish from the lake.

    For detailed information, go to Alberta Health Services Blue Green Algae Health Advisories. Please refer to the specific advisory for this lake.

    Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services. Typically, advisories are lifted in late autumn, when water temperatures are so cool that blue green algae growth is no longer supported.

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