Bow Valley Provincial Park

Flood Recovery Project Map

Flood Recovery Updates

Heart Creek

Status: In Progress

Estimated Completion: Summer 2016

Project Details:

  • Heart Creek Trail was one of the first recovery projects started in Alberta Parks following the 2013 flood. Trail crew staff and volunteers from the Friends of Kananaskis began removing debris in the late summer of 2013, and began building new bridges and defining the new trail soon after that.
  • Heart Creek runs into Lac des Arcs from a steep and narrow canyon, so the flood severely affected the creekside trail and covered the trailhead access road in debris. All the trail’s original seven bridges were torn out by the flooding.
  • Heart Creek trail was restored for hiking and access to climbing in late 2013, and in the summer of 2016, Alberta Parks will install interpretive sign panels on the trail.

Caution: None

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Bow Valley South Group Campgrounds

Status: In Progress

Estimated Completion: Summer 2016

Project Details:

  • The Porcupine Group Campground on the Kananaskis River off Highway 40 was almost completely destroyed by the flood, and most of the land base was either undercut by the river or covered in debris.
  • The decision was made shortly after the flood that this location was not salvageable, so the group camping capacity will be replaced adjacent to the site of the existing Owl and Grouse Group Campgrounds off Highway 1 near Camp Chief Hector.
  • Design work is underway on this new group campground, and facilities are expected to be built in the summer of 2016.

Caution: None

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Posted: Dec 9, 2015