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Environment and Parks Advisories and Alerts

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Bear Warning – Heart Creak Trail and Day Use Area - August 17, 2017

A bear warning has been issued for the Heart Creek Trail and the adjacent parking lot. Numerous sightings of black bears have been reported feeding on vegetation along those areas.

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Bear Warning – Elkwood Campground - August 16, 2017

A bear warning has been issued for Elkwood Campground after several bears have been sighted in the area.

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Bear Closure – Spray Lakes Day Use Area - August 15, 2017

A grizzly bear is feeding on a carcass and on ripe buffalo berries in the area has prompted a bear closure to be issued for the Spray Lake Day Use Area and the shoreline of Spray Lake below the facility.

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Bear Warning – Elbow Valley, Moose Mountain and West Bragg Creek Trails - August 13, 2017

A bear warning has been issued for the Elbow Valley, Moose Mountain and West Bragg Creek trail networks. Numerous bears have been sighted in these areas as a result of a bumper buffalo berry crop.

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Bear Closure - Hidden, Coal Mine and Centennial Ridge Trails - August 12, 2017

A bear closure is in place for Hidden Trail from the Ribbon Creek parking lot towards the Nakiska Ski Area base, the Coal Mine Trail and the entire length of the Mount Allan / Centennial Trail to the Wind Creek Trail junction.

A grizzly bear with two young cubs bluff charged hikers in the area. Also, a black bear with two yearling cubs is in the area. Grizzly and black bears are frequenting the area to feed on an abundant buffalo berry crop.

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Bear Closure – Boulton Campground Trail - August 9, 2017

A bear feeding in the area has prompted a closure of the Boulton campground trail from the managers site to the entrance to loop A.

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Bear Warning – Spray Lakes West Campground, roadways and surrounding area - August 8, 2017

A black bear feeding on ripe buffalo berries has resulted in the issuance of a bear warning for Spray Lakes West Campground, roadways and surrounding area.

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Bear Closure - Area Surrounding Quarry Lake, Grassi Lakes Day Use and Trails, Powerline and select areas between Rundle Canal and Three Sisters Golf Course, and Various Trails - August 8, 2017

There has been a bear encounter that resulted in injuries, and numerous bears feeding on berries in the area.

A bear closure is in effect for the area surrounding Quarry Lake and Grassi Lakes Day Use Area, surrounding trails including the Rundle Canal dike trail, Lowline, Reclaimer, Highline west switchback connector, Highline middle connector at Quarry Lake, Powerline, Backdoor, Killer Bees, Nector Noodle and Ziggy's trails areas east of Peaks of Grassi between 742 and the Three Sisters Golf Course.

Please note that Quarry Lake and the main meadow of the off-leash park remain open.

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Bear Closure - Elkwood-Mt. Sarrail Bike Path - August 7, 2017

Due to the presence of a grizzly bear feeding on berries in the area, a bear closure is now in effect for the paved bike path starting from Elkwood Campground to Mount Sarrail Campground.

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Bear Advisory - Spray Valley Watershed and surrounding parks - August 5, 2017

A bear warning has been issued for Spray Valley Watershed including Spray Valley Provincial Park and Bow Valley Wildland Park as a result of heightened bear activity due to another very good berry crop in the Spray Valley watershed. Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country at any time.

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Bear Warning – Bow Valley Watershed and surrounding park areas - August 5, 2017

Heightened bear activity due to another good buffalo berry crop in the Bow Valley Watershed has prompted the issuance of a bear advisory for the watershed from the Banff boundary to the 1x including Bow Valley Provincial Park, Canmore Nordic Center, and Bow Valley Wildland Park. Though bears are likely to be seen in any area they are particularly concentrated on the berries now and increased caution should be used.

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Bear Advisory – Kananaskis Watershed and surrounding parks - August 5, 2017

Heightened bear activity due to another very good berry crop in the Kananaskis watershed has resulted in a bear warning being issued for this watershed, including Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Evan Thomas Recreation area, Bow Valley Wildland Park and Elbow Sheep Wildland Park. Areas of particular concern are any locations with good shepherida (buffalo berry) yields which are typically found below treeline in "edge" areas or openings, highway corridors, trail side and campgrounds.

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Bear Closure – Kananaskis Village Trails - August 2, 2017

A bear closure has been issued for Terrace Trail from the junction with Galatea Trail, north to Ribbon Creek Day Use Area; Kovach, Aspen and Link Trails; Bill Milne paved bike path from Kananaskis Village to Kovach Pond Day Use Area.

Grizzly and black bears are frequenting the area to feed on an abundant berry crop. Recently, a grizzly bear with two cubs bluff-charged hikers in the area.

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Bear Warning – Interlakes Campground - August 1, 2017

A bear warning has been issued for the Interlakes Campground due to grizzly bears feeding adjacent to the campground on the Kananaskis Lakes Trail.

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Bear Warning – Canmore Nordic Centre - July 30, 2017

A bear warning has been issued for the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park after multiple sightings of black bears and grizzly bears feeding on berries throughout the park.

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Bear Warning – Paddy’s Flat Campground - July 26, 2017

A grizzly bear feeding in the area has prompted a closure of the Prairie View Trail from the trailhead at Barrier Dam Day Use Area to the junction with the Upper Stoney Trail.

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country at any time.

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Bear Warning - Mount Kidd RV Park - July 18, 2017

Grizzly and black bear activity in the area has prompted the issuance of a bear warning for the Mount Kidd RV Park. Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country at any time.

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Bear Warning - Bill Milne Trail from Kananaskis Village to Mt. Kidd RV Park - July 15, 2017

Grizzly bear activity in the area has prompted a bear warning to be issued for a portion of the Bill Milne paved bike trail from Kananaskis Village to Mt. Kidd RV Park.

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Bear Warning - Sandy McNabb Campground - July 15, 2017

A bear warning has been issued after a young, black bear was observed at the edge of a campsite in D loop of the Sandy McNabb Campground.

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Bear Closure - Harold Creek Road (Highway 579) - July 2, 2017

A human-bear conflict issue has necessitated the closure of Harold Creek Road (HWY 579) adjacent to the forest reserve boundary. For details on the closure area, please see:

 

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Updated: Aug 18, 2017