Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Bow Valley Trail Report

Updated: May 22, 2020

Updated: May 22, 2020 | Print Report

Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open June 1 at 50% capacity. Second RV units will not be permitted on campsites. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed.


    1. Wind Ridge: Closed December 1st to June 15th.
    2. Pigeon Mountain: Closed December 1st to June 15th. 
    3. Mt. Allan/Centennial Ridge Trail: Closed April 1st to June 21st. 
    4. Stoney Trail: Portion closed April 15th to June 15th. 
    5. Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground: Closed April 15th to June 15th.


    1. Vault Toilets are open, however visitors should plan to bring their own sanitary supplies, including paper and sanitizer.
    2. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
    3. Tick season is here once again. Tuck your pant legs into your socks, and check yourself and your pets for ticks after leaving a grassy or wooded area where ticks may live.
    4. Caution is advised as downed trees and obstacles such as washouts and missing bridges may be encountered and route-finding may be necessary. 


Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
Bow River Interpretive
Hiking Open
Bow Valley Paved E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking E-bike Open
Centennial Ridge
Hiking Closed
Elk Flats
Hiking Open
Flowing Water Interpretive
Hiking Open
Grotto Creek Canyon
Hiking Open
Heart Creek Interpretive
Hiking Open
Jewell Pass
Hiking Biking Open
Many Springs Interpretive
Hiking Open
Middle Lake Interpretive
Hiking Open
Montane Interpretive
Hiking Open
Moraine Interpretive
Hiking Open
Prairie View
Hiking Biking Open
Quaite Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Skogan Pass
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Closed
Stoney E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike Partially Closed
Windy Viewpoint
    Seasonal Closure
Hiking Closed
    Yamnuska Trail is only maintained for the first 1.0 km and requires significant route finding skills beyond. If venturing to the top of the scramble route, remember there are over 150 climbing routes up the face it is critical that hikers do not throw rocks over the edge. 
Hiking Open