Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

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  • Construction Closure - Grassi Lakes and Goat Creek Areas

    Effective:  April 1, 2022
    Updated:  January 9, 2023

      • Effective Date: Beginning April 2022 until Spring 2023*
      • Where:

        Trail Closures:

        • Grassi Lakes Trail
        • Junkyard Trail
        • Ha Ling Trail
        • Miner’s Peak Trail
        • Goat Creek Trail
        • East End of Rundle Route
        • Reclaimer Mountain Bike Trail
        • Riders of Rohan Mountain Bike Trail
        • Access to High Rockies Trail from Goat Creek

        Climbing Area Closures:

        • Grassi Lakes Climbing Area
        • Ha Ling Climbing Area
        • East End of Rundle Climbing Area

      Please note parking lots in the area will be under construction and closed.

      • Why:

      Since 2019, visitation to Kananaskis Country has increased by 32 per cent. In 2020 and 2021, the region welcomed more than 5 million visitors annually.

      Grassi Lakes and Goat Creek are two popular areas in the region and increased visitation has put increased pressure on existing facilities and the landscape. This work is necessary to address site degradation, public safety issues, emergency access, parking congestion and waste management challenges.

      To provide formalized parking and trailhead facilities, Parks will be expanding four parking lots. To align with the parking lot work, trail construction work will occur on the Grassi Lakes trail and Goat Creek trail.

      Conservation Officers will enforce the area closure under the Provincial Parks Act. Please do not cross construction barriers and follow all signage.

      Our staff is happy to make alternative recommendations. Please visit or call the Kananaskis Information Line at 403-678-0760 to find many other options that will interest you.

      *The construction at Goat Creek is intended to wrap up in early 2023. An updated notification for Goat Creek will be provided upon confirmation of an opening date.

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