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Bear Warning - Portion of West Bragg Creek's Trail Network

June 23, 2017

  • Effective Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Telephone Loop, Disconnect, Merlin View, Braggin Rights trails in West Bragg Creek.
  • Why: A bluff charge was encountered by two mountain bikers.

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.

Affected Areas

Construction Advisory - West Bragg Creek Upgrades

June 01, 2017

What: Alberta Parks is upgrading West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area. The parking lot will be expanded and paved and trailhead amenities will be enhanced. 

When: The majority of construction will occur between March 29th and July 31th 2017. Remaining construction will be minimal and is expected to be completed by the autumn. Public access will be limited. There may be periodic closures. 

Why: Upgrades will help to reduce parking lot congestion and user conflict, create safe emergency access, improve the all-season trailhead experience for a variety of users, help maintain the trail system, and benefit local economic development. 

For more information: Please see Public Notifications at


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