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

We're rehabilitating infrastructure in Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park Annual Planning Forum

Speak with the Superintendents. Get involved. Join us at the 18th annual Planning Forum on February 11. This is your opportunity to review and discuss Parks Canada’s progress in implementing the Park Management Plan and to examine Banff National Park’s future together. This year’s forum includes the Year-in-Review presentation and Q&A session with park Superintendents.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7-9 pm, Harkin Hall
Parks Canada Administration Building, Banff

Passionate about Banff National Park? Here’s your chance to sit down with park Superintendents as they share the Year-in-Review presentation. The informal evening will showcase the park’s key accomplishments, collaborations and partnership with stakeholders and the public over the last 20 months. Hear first-hand about Parks Canada’s international leadership in conservation, restoration and connecting Canadians to nature through innovation and programming. The evening will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

Sulphur Mountain Trail Closure

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 March 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.  

More Information

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.

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.