Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Advisories & Public Safety

  • Bear Warning - Grassi Lakes Day Use Area and Trails

      June 3, 2019

      • Effective Date: June 3, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Grassi Lakes Day Use Area, trail and surrounding area
      • Why: Black bear sow with cubs frequenting the area

    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.

  • Construction Closure - Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail

      May 29, 2019

      • Effective Date: May 29 to May 31, 2019
      • Where: Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail
      • Why: Closure for basic trail maintenance including trail clean-up, removal of trail braiding and widening of several sections. The Grassi Lakes Upper Trail will remain open. 

  • Bear Warning - Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park

      May 14, 2019

      • Effective Date: May 14, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: All trails and area at the Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park from highway 742 to the meadow.
      • Why: Black bear sow with cubs in area

    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.

  • Closure - Grassi Lakes Climbing Routes

      May 13, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 21, 2018 until further notice
      • Where: Left side of the Graceland rock climbing area due to an owl nesting site near the following climbing routes on Grassi Lakes:
        • You Ain’t Nothing But a Hang Dog
        • Memphis
        • It’s Now or Never 
      • Why: To minimize disturbances to an owl nesting site.

  • Construction Advisory - Legacy Trail Extension

      June 30, 2018

      • Effective Date: July 30, 2018 until further notice 
      • Where: Extension of the Legacy Trail from the Canmore Nordic Centre’s main parking lot to the Town of Canmore’s portion of the trail
      • Why: The Alberta Parks portion of the Legacy Trail Extension is complete and open to the public. The Town Of Canmore section is under construction and users should follow all signage and be aware of equipment and workers.

Safety Links

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