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Backcountry Trail Flood Rehabilitation Program

The June 2013 flood has affected backcountry users in a variety of ways. Restoring the trail systems in these areas serves not only to maintain recreational opportunities in Alberta’s backyard; it provides critical support to the economic, environmental and social benefits that were compromised by the flood. Providing Albertans with an opportunity to return to a sense of normalcy and providing wilderness opportunities for all is an important part of that recovery.

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) is leading an $11.5 million program to restore and repair backcountry trail systems on public lands commencing 2014 and to be completed by March 2019. The program aims to restore priority trails and trails systems along the eastern slopes for both motorized and non-motorized recreational users.

The program is in its final season of construction. A report outlining the results of the program will be compiled over the winter and will be available by April 2019.

Temporary Trail Closures Due to Construction

Trail construction is nearing completion for the Backcountry Trail Flood Rehabilitation Program, but trail construction is still underway on Public Lands. For all Public Land closures not related to Backcountry Trail Flood Rehabilitation projects, please see:

Information on designated trails within Public Land Use Zones can be found at:

Completed Projects

Visit the link below to see detailed information on projects that have been completed through this program.


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Updated: Sep 5, 2018