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Sulphur Mountain Trail Closure | Johnston Canyon Trail Closure | Site Guidelines for Lake Louise Ski Area

We're rehabilitating infrastructure in Banff National Park.
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Sulphur Mountain Trail Closure

To ensure visitor safety during the redevelopment of the Banff Gondola Upper Terminal building, the Sulphur Mountain Trail, located at the base of the Upper Hot Springs Parking lot at the end of Mountain Avenue, will be closed from October 13 until the end of January 2016 (weather permitting).

This closure also includes the boardwalk between the upper gondola terminal and Sanson Peak.

The Banff Upper Hot Springs will remain open to visitors during the (upper terminal) redevelopment project, with the exception of October 19-30 as the pool will be closed for annual maintenance.

Parking will continue to be available for the Banff Upper Hot Springs in the upper parking lot immediately below the pool. Use of public transit such as the Roam bus and taxis, is encouraged to avoid congestion.  

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Trails in Banff National Park 
Banff Upper Hot Springs
Banff Gondola Upper Terminal redevelopment project (Brewster Travel Canada)

Thank you for your patience while this project is underway.

Johnston Canyon Trail Closure

The Johnston Canyon Trail, located 22km west of the Banff townsite (or 5km east of Castle Junction) on the Bow Valley Parkway, will be closed for extensive restoration and infrastructure upgrades from September 15 until the end of November 2015 (weather permitting). The closure includes the walkway to the upper and lower falls at the Johnston Canyon day use area.

All businesses and commercial accommodations on the Bow Valley Parkway remain accessible during the Johnston Canyon Trail network closure.
Alternative nearby hiking options include, Marble Canyon, Silverton Falls, Rockbound Lake and the Paint Pots. The Ink Pots will remain accessible via Moose Meadows.

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Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to visitor experience and public safety.

Parks Canada Approves Site Guidelines for Lake Louise Ski Area 

August 1, 2015 Lake Louise, Alberta - Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the approval of the Lake Louise Ski Area Site Guidelines for Development and Use. The approved Guidelines, developed in collaboration with the Lake Louise Ski Area, include major gains in conservation, visitor experience and education for one of Canada’s most iconic winter destinations.