Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks


A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
  • Bear Warning - Kananaskis Country Golf Course

    Effective:  May 17, 2024

      • Effective Date: May 17, 2024, until further notice
      • Where: Kananaskis Country Golf Course including the parking lots, Club House, maintenance compound, and other buildings.
      • Why: Multiple bears frequenting the area both grizzly and black.

    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.

  • Wedge Connector Trail Bridge Washout

    Effective:  July 1, 2021   Updated:  April 17, 2024

      • Effective Date: July 2021, until further notice
      • Where: Wedge Connector Trail as it crosses Evan-Thomas Creek.
      • Why: A heavy rain event in July 2021 once again washed out this bridge. During the winter season and when water levels are low the crossing is generally manageable, however during spring runoff and times when water levels are higher, crossing will be dangerous and impassable.

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories