Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


  • Closure - Blasting at Yamnuska Quarry

      August 20, 2019

      • Effective Date: Late on August 20, 2019 until August 21, 2019 once blasting is complete
      • Where: Yamnuska Day Use parking lot and trails within 600 m of the Lafarge Quarry
      • Why: Blasting operations. The parking lot will be closing on the evening of August 20. The area will not be open until blasting has completed for the day on August 21.

  • Bear Warning - Highline Trail & Surrounding Area

      August 2, 2019

      • Effective Date: August 2, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Highline Trail, Riders of Rohan, East and West Connector Trails, and all access trails between Three Sisters Blvd and Peaks Drive and all land south and west of Three Sisters Parkway, including land within the Town of Canmore
      • Why: Grizzly bear sow with cubs

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

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

    Map of Affected Area

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories