Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

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  • Blue-Green Algae - Blue-Green Algae Sir Winston Churchill

    Effective:  June 28, 2022

      • A blue-green algae bloom has been issued for Pigeon Lake.  
      • General precautions
        • Avoid all contact with blue green algae blooms.  If contact occurs, wash with tap water ASAP.
        • Do not swim or wade in any areas where blue-green algae is visable.  
        • Do not allow your pets to swim or wade in these areas or to eat fish or fish trimmings from the lake.
        • Consider limiting human consumption of fish from the lake.
      • For detailed information, go to Alberta Health Services Blue Green Algae Health Advisories.  Please refer to the specific advisory for this lake.
      • Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.  Typically, advisories are lifted in late autumn, when water temperatures are so cool that blue green algae growth is no longer supported. 

    General precautions
    • Avoid all contact with blue green algae blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water ASAP.
    • Do not swim or wade in any areas where blue-green algae is visable.
    • Do not allow your pets to swim or wade in these areas or to eat fish or fish trimmings from the lake.
    • Consider limiting human consumption of fish from the lake.

    For detailed information, go to Alberta Health Services Blue Green Algae Health Advisories. Please refer to the specific advisory for this lake.

    Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services. Typically, advisories are lifted in late autumn, when water temperatures are so cool that blue green algae growth is no longer supported.

  • Trails

    Effective:  May 20, 2022

      Kinglet Trail (part of the interior loop of the island trails) is not passable as it is wet. 

    Affected Areas
  • Construction Closure - Pelican Viewpoint

    Effective:  April 11, 2022

      • Due to upgrades required to the Pelican Viewpoint platform and lake access, this structure will be closed for 2022 season.

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