Effective Date: September 1, 2020 until further notice
Where: Stream Changes Trail and connectors adjacent to Bow Valley Ranch
Why: Construction activities and trail upgrades. The main trail will be intermittently closed for construction access with detours in place.
Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing construction work. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage, closures and detours must be obeyed.
Although the McKinnon Flats can be accessed from the Bow River, vehicle access will not be permitted to McKinnon Flats from Range Road 274 during construction. River users may use the site as a trip stop but will not be able to access the road and the parking area to launch or take out boats.
Alternative public vehicle access points for the Bow River include Policeman’s Flats, Legacy Island and Johnson’s Island.
As a result of ongoing efforts to limit the vectors of transmission for COVID-19, Alberta Parks will not be opening Sikome Aquatic Facility in 2020. For more information about how Alberta Parks is responding to the threat of COVID-19, please visit Response to COVID-19.
As a result of recent heavy rains within the City of Calgary, multiple trails and day use areas in Fish Creek Provincial Park are experiencing localized flooding and erosion damage. These areas are closed for public safety reasons until further notice - obey all posted signage, and do not walk past barricades which have been put in place for your safety. Undercutting of trails near the creek is taking place as water levels rise. Avoid trails near the creek, as this hazard is often not noticeable from the pathway but still a serious safety risk.
Effective Date: December 16, 2019
Where: The flood damaged washroom located near the Fish Creek Boat Launch
Why: A new concrete vault toilet will replace this washroom and will be located adjacent to the Boat Launch Parking Lot.
Beavers are good for our environment
Beavers also present some challenges
Alberta Parks’ approach to beaver management
Alberta Parks is trying to strike a balance between health of the surrounding areas and the wellbeing of the beavers.
When required, Alberta Parks uses different measures to protect trees and property. We may use a combination of techniques including:
The entire day use site, including the parking lot, will not be accessible to public until late Fall 2020.
Small group bookings (fewer than 30 people) can begin October 1st. Please note that full services, such as water and washrooms, may not be available during your event. If you are interested in booking please go online at: https://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/about-us/working-together/special-events/ to fill out an application.
Full operations will resume in 2021 (subject to any applicable health orders and restrictions).
Thank you for respecting the closures and your continued patience. We look forward to welcoming you back when the site is ready.