Kananaskis Country

Advisories & Public Safety

Bear Cougar Water Closure All
  • Construction Closure - Stream Changes Trail Connector

      April 11, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 11th, 2019 until April 12th, 2019
      • Where: Stream Changes Trail Connector, also known as “Annie’s Trail” and adjacent access points in Fish Creek Provincial Park near Bow Valley Ranch.
      • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing brush and vegetation clearing in advance of construction work. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed.

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  • Closure - Valleyview Road

      April 10, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 10, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Valleyview Road from Hwy 40 (North) to Hwy 40 (South) including Little Highwood Pass Day Use Area
      • Why: Wildlife feeding on carcass

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  • Closure - Peter Lougheed Discovery and Information Centre

      April 9, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 9th, 2019- May 17th, 2019
      • Where: Peter Lougheed Discovery and Information Centre
      • Why: The Discovery Centre will resume normal hours on May 18th, 2019.

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  • Construction Closure - Ha Ling Trail

      April 3, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 3, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Ha Ling Trail and Ha Ling climbing routes.  
      • Why: Please be advised that as a result of incomplete construction work from last fall, several hazards exist throughout the trail. Due to the lack of hazard visibility and wayfinding issues, Ha Ling Peak will remain closed until further notice until construction completion to ensure the safety of Alberta Parks users. Alberta Parks will not permit access to hiking and climbing routes on Ha Ling Peak during the area closure. Alberta Parks users are asked to respect the closure notices for their own safety. 

      Visitors looking for alternatives to Ha Ling Peak can call the Kananaskis Information Line at 1-403-678-0760 or via a Kananaskis Information Centre such as Barrier Lake, Bow Valley or Peter Lougheed.

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  • Closure - Yodel Loop

      April 3, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 3, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Yodel Loop in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park 
      • Why: Closed due to the presence of cattle

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  • Construction Closure - Barrier Dam Day Use

      April 1, 2019

      • Effective Date: April 01, 2019 - June 28, 2019
      • Where: Barrier Dam Day Use
      • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be working on site to facilitate expansion and redevelopment of Barrier Dam Day Use area. The construction closure of Barrier Dam Day Use will impact parking and access to some facilities and trails. Alternative access to Prairie View Trail, Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground and related trail networks is available from the North via Quaite Valley and Jewell Pass trails. There is NO TRAIL ACCESS from Barrier Dam Day Use Area.

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  • Construction Advisory - Jura Creek

      March 25, 2019

      • Effective Date: March 25, 2019 - May 2019
      • Where: Jura Creek, located east of the Hamlet of Exshaw on Hwy 1A
      • Why: Creation of a parking lot, washroom and garbage facilities and improvements to the highway intersection.  Users will need to watch for men and equipment working as well as reductions to speed limits in the area.

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  • Construction Closure - Glennfield Day Use Areas & Parking Lot

      March 1, 2019

      • Effective Date: March 2019 – October 2020
      • Where: Glennfield Day Use Areas and Parking Lot, Fish Creek Provincial Park
      • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing upgrades to Glennfield washrooms and group shelters and the associated infrastructure.The entire day use site, including the parking lot, will not be accessible to public for the 2019 season. Detours will be in place for commuters. Caution should be used when utilizing the trails systems around Glennfield area. Posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed. There will be limited access to the site in the 2020 season to allow for vegetation regrowth following the construction.

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  • Closure - Glennfield Washrooms

      February 25, 2019

      • Effective Date: Feb 25, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Glennfield washrooms
      • Why: Water main issue

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  • Bear Closure - Sarrail Drainage

      February 19, 2019

      • Effective Date: February 19, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Sarrail Creek drainage below Mount Foch.  This closure does not affect the Rawson Lake area.
      • Why: Grizzly bear denning in the area disturbed by human presence.  

    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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  • Bill Milne Trail

      February 8, 2019

      • Effective Date: February 7, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: Bill Milne trail 1 km south of the Kananaskis River crossing 
      • Why: The Kananaskis River has overflowed onto Bill Milne Trail.  On a 1 km section south of the Kananaskis River crossing the trail is impassable.  An alternate route has been groomed, please adhere to posted signage.  



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  • Closure - The Narrows and Bearspaw Trail

      January 21, 2019

      • Effective Date: January 21, 2019 until further notice
      • Where: The Narrows and Bearspaw trail
      • Why: Closed for the winter season due to ice flooding of the bow river

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  • Closure - Grassi Lakes Interpretive

      November 13, 2018

      • Effective Date: November 12, 2018
      • Where: Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail
      • Why: Please be advised that the Grassi Lakes Interpretive trail, also known as the "hard" trail is closed seasonally during this time of year due to hazardous and icy conditions. Note that the Grassi Lakes Upper Trail, or the "easy" trail remains open.

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  • Construction Advisory - Sikome Lake Water treatment plant

      October 22, 2018

      • Effective Date: October 22, 2018 – May 15, 2019
      • Where: Sikome Lake Water treatment plant, Sikome Lake, and area north-east of Sikome Lake.
      • Why: Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing Upgrades to the Sikome Water Treatment Plant and the associated infrastructure. Work will primarily take place in the fenced area of Sikome Lake and not accessible to public. However caution should be used, particularly when heavy equipment is outside the fence perimeter. Posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed.

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  • Construction Closure - Sentinel Day Use Area

      August 27, 2018

      • Effective Date: August 16, 2018 to June 27, 2019
      • Where: Sentinel Day Use Area
      • Why: Due to early winter conditions, construction has been postponed until next season.

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  • Construction Closure - Bebo Grove Washroom Facility

      July 27, 2018

      • Effective Date: July 30, 2018 until further notice.
      • Where: Bebo Grove Day Use Washroom Facility
      • Why: Storm water infrastructure improvements by the City of Calgary in the area has required cutting power to the building
      • Portable toilets have been placed near the washroom building.
      • Access to the area may be limited. Public will be asked to obey all construction signs and closures.

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  • Construction Advisory - LaFarge Meadows Day Use

      July 27, 2018

      • Effective Date: July 27, 2018 until end of March, 2019
      • Where: LaFarge Meadows Day Use via 194th Avenue will be closed
      • Why: 194th Avenue near Fish Creek Provincial Park is being reconstructed by West Creek Developments to City of Calgary roadway standards
      • Alternative pedestrian access is available via Chaparral Valley Drive.
      • Alternative parking and access is available at the south parking lots of Sikome Aquatic Facility via Sun Valley Boulevard or Bow Bottom Trail SE. See attached maps.

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  • Construction Advisory - Legacy Trail Extension

      June 30, 2018

      • Effective Date: July 30, 2018 until further notice 
      • Where: Extension of the Legacy Trail from the Canmore Nordic Centre’s main parking lot to the Town of Canmore’s portion of the trail
      • Why: The Alberta Parks portion of the Legacy Trail Extension is complete and open to the public. The Town Of Canmore section is under construction and users should follow all signage and be aware of equipment and workers.

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  • Area encompassing Sandy McNabb Road

      June 23, 2018

      • Effective Date: June 23, 2018 until further notice
      • Where:  The area encompassing Sandy McNabb road in Sandy McNabb Day Use.
      • Why: Roadside embankment has falling rocks and debris falling across the road. 


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  • Closure - Widow Maker Trail

      October 30, 2017

      • Effective Date: October 30, 2017 until further notice
      • Where: Widow Maker Trail from Canoe Meadows to the Green Tongue river feature, downstream from the Barrier Visitor Information Center.  A re-route is available along the river.
      • Why: Hazardous conditions due to compromised trees

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  • Construction Closure - Tombstone Backcountry Campground

      September 18, 2017

      • Effective Date: September 18, 2017 until further notice
      • Where: Tombstone Backcountry Campground
      • Why: Tombstone Backcountry Campground will be closed for facility upgrades.

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  • Washed Out Bridge Material in Sheep River

      June 20, 2017

      Please be advised of washed out bridge material in the Sheep River approximately 100m downstream from the Indian Oils Day Use area. The material extends into the flow causing a strainer and other risk of getting hung up with numerous protruding pieces. Caution is advised in this area.

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  • Construction Closure - Canyon Interpretive Trail

      June 15, 2017

      • Effective Date: Closed until further notice
      • Where: Pocaterra Dam on the north end of Lower Kananaskis Lake to the Canyon Interpretive Trail
      • Why: Due to flood damage and construction activities.

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