Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area

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Advisories

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  • Bear Closure - Bill Milne Paved Bicycle Trail

      July 29, 2020

      • Effective Date: July 29, 2020 until further notice
      • Where: The entire length of the Bill Milne paved bike path from Kananaskis Village to Wedge Pond Day Use
      • Why: Due to a bluff charge bear encounter & multiple bears feeding on ripe 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.

  • Bear Warning - Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area

      July 28, 2020

      • Effective Date: July 27, 2020 until further notice
      • Where: Kananaskis Village and surrounding area, including: cross country ski trails, Village Heli-Pad, Ribbon Creek Day Use Area, Kovach Pond Day Use Area, and Troll Falls Trailhead.
      • 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.

  • Construction Advisory - Troll Falls

      July 21, 2020

      • Alberta Parks is upgrading the trail that leads from Troll Falls to Marmot Falls called the Upper Waterfall Route.
      • Trail crews will be implementing closures as necessary to maintain public safety around the construction zone.
      • Expect disruptions and trails closures on the Upper Waterfall Route until the end of August.

      Please do not cross construction barriers and follow all signage.

  • Fox Warning at Sundance Lodges (1)

      July 13, 2020

      • Effective Date: July 13, 2020 until further notice
      • Where: Sundance Lodges, in Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area
      • Why: A food habituated red fox is investigating campsites

    Affected Areas
  • Partial Closure - Wedge Connector Trail Bridge Washout

      June 3, 2020

      • Effective Date: June 3, 2020 until further notice
      • Where: Wedge Connector Trail as it crosses Evan-Thomas Creek.
      • Why: Heavy rain and spring runoff have washed out the bridge. The trail may still be accessed from Wedge Pond or from Evan-Thomas Day Use Area, but users must turn around at the creek.

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Advisory - Evan Thomas Creek

      March 9, 2020

      • Effective Date: March 9, 2020 until March 27, 2020
      • Where: Contractors will be working in the Evan Thomas Creek downstream of the highway 40 bridge.
      • Why: Cleaning out the gravel trap. Watch for men and equipment operating in the area.  Please obey all signs and directions from the contractor.

    Affected Areas
      Evan Thomas Creek
  • 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.

       

    Affected Areas

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