Advisories & Public Safety
Park Rules & Visit Tips
- The speed limit in Fish Creek Provincial Park is 30
kilometres per hour.
- Please drive carefully. Watch for wildlife, pedestrians
and cyclists sharing the road with you.
- Off-highway vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in the
- Firearms are NOT permitted in the park.
- This includes BB guns and slingshots.
- Fires are permitted only in designated firepits.
These firepits are located in certain day use areas and
- Collecting and burning deadfall or collecting roasting
sticks in the park is illegal.
- You must bring your own
- Roasting sticks
- A container to fill with water to extinguish the
- Never leave a fire unattended. Have everything you need ready
to extinguish the fire. It is out when you can safely place your
hand on the cold coals.
- Wildfires can be a problem during dry periods. Please exercise
caution when having a fire.
- Liquor is prohibited in Fish Creek Provincial
- The only exception is in licensed facilities.
- Put litter in a garbage can. Carry it with
you if no garbage can is available nearby.
Parking / Vehicle Break-Ins
- Parking is permitted in paved parking lots
- Vehicle break-ins are an ongoing concern in the park's parking
- Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle
even if it is locked.
- Lock valuables in your trunk or place them out of sight if you
must keep them in your car.
- Report vehicle break-ins and other criminal activity to
the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234. These
reports are radioed to park conservation officers.
- We occasionally find articles from these crimes in the park.
Contact the park office at 403-297-5293 in case your
missing item turns up.
- Stay on designated pathways and single-track trails.
- People walking and biking off-trail can have devastating
consequences on the landscape. These include increased
erosion, loss of natural vegetation, invasion of non-native plant
species and destruction of habitat.
- It is against regulations to cycle anywhere but designated
pathways and trails in the park.
- Do not pioneer new trails or cut across hairpin turns.
- Slow down when approaching other users.
- Keep to the right side of the pathway. Cyclists yield to
- Step off to the side when you stop so that others can pass
- Cyclists should ring their bells and call out "passing on your
- Take special care on bridges. They are narrow and often
- Keep your pet on a leash that is 2 metres or shorter at
all times. This protects both the wildlife and your
- Pets are NOT ALLOWED
- Be watchful and maintain control of your pet.
- Bring a plastic bag with you to pick up after your
pet. Put the bag of waste in a trash container.
- Do not release domestic pets into the park.
- Only native species of wildlife are permitted in the park.
Abandoned kittens, puppies, rabbits and other pets do not survive
for very long in a natural area. They either starve or are
killed by predators. A more humane way to cope with an unwanted pet
is to take it to an animal shelter.
- Please do not release gray squirrels in the park. They compete
with the native red squirrels for food and territory.
- Dogs in the Park - Park Notes
Wildlife Safety Tips