- Kakwa Wildland is not regularly patrolled; visitors must be self-reliant.
- Research the route you plan to take.
- Good maps, a GPS and survival gear are necessary. There is no cell phone service in Kakwa.
- Check local weather forecasts before you go. Be prepared for sudden changes in mountain weather. Snow is possible any month of the year. Hypothermia and wet cold conditions can turn a fun adventure into a life threatening emergency.
- Grizzly bears, black bears, and cougars live in the park. Be familiar with safety around wildlife.
- Inform family or friends of your planned route, camping spots and estimated return time.
- To report an emergency in Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park once back in an area with cell service, call the Conservation Officer at 780-833-4369.
- If you had to leave a hunting carcass due to a bear at your kill site, please report it to the Conservation Officer.
Camping, Cooking and Garbage Disposal
Safety around Wildlife
Safety Around Water
Crossing streams and rivers can be the most dangerous challenge that hikers confront. Please read our safety info on