trail closures and warnings in the bow valley
The bear closure for the area surrounding Cougar Creek, from BURNCO pit area to Harvie Heights has been updated to a bear warning. The previous closure was put in place due to a hiker with an off leash dog that had an encounter with a sow and cubs; the hiker was nipped by the bear and bear spray was deployed. The warning includes but is not limited to the following trails: Cougar Creek, Grotto Mountain, Horseshoe Loop, Lady MacDonald, Echo Canyon, Montane Traverse, Johnny’s Trail, Meander Trail, Tidbits Quarry, Harvie Heights Ridge Traverse, Mount Charles Stewart, Outlier and Princess Margaret Trail (see map below).
For up-to-date trail closures, warnings and condition reports for Kananaskis Country (including the Bow Valley), please visit the following links:
For up-to-date trail closures, warnings and condition reports for Banff National Park, please visit the following links:
Report a bear, cougar, wolf or any aggressive wildlife in Kananaskis or the Bow Valley to Kananaskis Emergency Services (403) 591-7755. For all public safety emergencies, call 9-1-1