Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
Grotto Creek Canyon 2.1 km one-way Year-round Hiking Hiking Open
Windy Viewpoint

Closed: May 1 - Jun 15 for wildlife protection.

5.4 km Summer Hiking Closed
Yamnuska East Ridge 3.6 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Yamnuska Scramble Route 10.2km return Summer Hiking Open
Yamnuska Climbers' Access Route 2.1km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Cougar Creek

Closure: Until further notice. From the junction of Montane Trail and Lady MacDonald Trail upstream for approximately 1 km. For blasting relating to the Cougar Creek Flood Project.

4.0 km Summer Hiking Closed
Douglas Fir Bench

Closed: Dec 1 - Jun 15 for wildlife protection.

1.6 km one-way Year-round Hiking Hiking OHVing Closed
Ha Ling

May 22: The trail is snow free from the trailhead to summit.

3.5 km to the saddle; 3.9 km to the summit Year-round Hiking Hiking Open
Lady Macdonald

Closure: Until further notice for construction.

3.2 km Summer Hiking Closed
Rocky Mountain Legacy 20 km Year-round Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Open
Skogan Pass (Summer)

Closure: The west side of the trail is closed for seasonal closure.

From Ribbon: 10.2 km to Skogan Pass, 19.4 km to Wind Valley Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Partially Closed
High Rockies (Summer)

Jun 7: Mainly bare with a few snow patches. Observed and downed trees removed from Black Prince to Lower Lake Dam, and Goat Creek to Buller (with one tree still across the trail just north of Buller junction).

Warning: A washout has occurred on the High Rockies Trail south of the Goat Creek Trail. See details.

Note: Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from Jun 1 - Sep 20. See details.


63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use; 80.0 km Goat Creek to Elk Pass Summer Dog Sledding Hiking OHVing Open
Heart Mountain 2.8 one-way km Year-round Hiking not reported