Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Advisories

  • Construction Advisory - Mount Allan Substation

      August 6, 2019

      • Effective Date: August 6, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Mount Allan Substation along Stoney Trail.
      • Why: Altalink and FortisAlberta will be conducting operations and further construction south of the substation on the right-of-way and within the boundary; approximately 1 km.

      To ensure that the public will continue to have access to areas beyond the Mount Allan 115s substation, a temporary trail will be constructed for public use along the southeast treeline. Please obey all signage, fencing and staking and stay away from the work site. Dedicated personnel will assist in monitoring and directing foot traffic when required.

       

  • Bear Warning - Mount Kidd RV Park Campground

      July 29, 2019

      • Effective Date:   July 28, 2019 until further notice
      • Where:  Mt. Kidd RV Park Campground including campsites, trails and the permanent house trailer park.
      • Why: Back Bear 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.

    Map of Affected Area

  • Bear Closure - South of Mount Kidd RV Park

      July 23, 2019

      • Effective Date: July 23, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: The area of Evan Thomas Provincial Recreation Area South of Mount Kidd RV Park F-Loop bordered by the Kananaskis River on the west and Hwy 40 on the east, plus the powerline in this region.
      • Why: Multiple bears feeding on berries in 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.

    Map of Affected Area

  • Bear Warning - Troll Falls, Hay Meadows, and Stoney Trail

      July 17, 2019

      • Effective Date: July 17 until further notice
      • Where: Troll Falls, Hay Meadow, and Stoney Trail
      • Why: Multiple bears 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.

  • Fox Warning at Sundance Lodges

      June 17, 2019

      • Effective Date:  June 17, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Sundance Lodges, campground and area
      • Why: Food conditioned red fox in area. The fox has been approaching campers attempting to gain access to human food left in firepits, on picnic tables and in cooking areas.

         

        If this fox continues to receive food rewards from campers and becomes a safety risk, it may have to be destroyed. You can help protect this fox by: 

        • Ensuring all attractants are properly stored inside a vehicle or hard-sided trailer. No food, garbage, recyclables, pet food or other scented items can be left unattended outdoors or on your picnic table at any time, including when you are inside your trapper’s tent, teepee, or other camping unit.
        • Acting aggressively if you are approached by the fox. Stomp your feet, yell or use bear spray. These actions will help to teach the fox not to approach people.
        • Keeping close watch over young children.
        • Keeping your pet on a leash.

         

        Please report fox sightings in Sundance Lodges to 403-591-7755.

         Learn more about wildlife safety at www.wildsmart.ca

  • Bear Warning - Kananaskis Village

      June 9, 2019

      • Effective Date: June 9, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Kananaskis Village hotels and staff housing areas including the Village Rim trail, baseball diamond, and nearby circulation trails.
      • Why: Multiple Black Bears 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.

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