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Jasper National Park

Closures and Warnings in Jasper

Closures and Warnings in Jasper

Updated on September 1, 2016  

Important Bulletins

  • Warning: Grizzly and black bears frequenting the Three Valley Confluence Area. Learn more
  • Area Closed: Prohibited access to section of trail 7. Learn more
  • Attention: The elk rutting season has begun. Learn more
  • Public Notice: Alberta Health Services has issued a public notice and placed signage to inform the public that a case of Swimmer’s Itch was reported. The area posted is from the main dock to the boat launch on the north side of Lake Edith. This condition results from a water parasite that causes localized skin irritation for two to three days. For general information about Swimmer’s Itch call Alberta Health Link at 1-866-408-5465.
  • Notice of Prohibition: Prohibited Access to the area around the Cavell glacial tarn and outlet stream. Learn more
  • Warning: Grizzly bears frequenting the Opal Hill area. Learn more
  • Warning: Cleaning Fish at Maligne Lake. Learn more
  • Notice of Prohibition: Snaring River Overflow Campground Liquor Ban. Learn more
  • Warning: Grizzly bears frequenting the Astoria Trail and Cavell Meadows Area. Learn more 
  • Warning: The South Boundary trail is open for visitation but subject to a bear warning. Learn more
  • Notice of a Restriction: Research as a ''Designated Activity''. Learn more
  • Notice: Management and Control of Establishment of Quiet Hours and Inspection in Public Campgrounds. Learn more
  • Notice: Management and Control of Noise, Liquor, Food and Garbage in Public Campgrounds. Learn more
  • Notice of Prohibition: Starting or Maintaining of a Fire in a Campground and Day Use Area. Learn more 
  • Designated Activity Notice: Authorization for entry and travel in Jasper National Park. Learm more
  • Notice of Prohibition: The use, entry and travel by all types of watercraft on the Maligne River between the outlet of Maligne Lake to the inlet of Medicine Lake. Learn more 


Road Condition Report 

Highway Construction in Jasper National Park This Summer

Parks Canada is doing work on Highways 16, 93, and 93A this summer that will impact your travel in and out of Jasper.

Construction inside the park will generally take place on highway and bridge projects from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with no work on long weekends. Bridge lane reductions and lane width narrowing are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It is a also good idea to check the latest road construction conditions to ensure you don’t miss your flight, bus, or train.

A Great Trip Starts with Good Planning:

  • For the most up-to-date road information, check www.511.alberta.ca or dial 511 (in Alberta only);

  • For the most up-to-date road information on the British Columbia side of the park, check www.drivebc.ca or dial 1-800-550-4997;

  • Give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Plan for your own comfort by taking along water and some snacks;

  • If possible, plan your travel for early in the day or in the evening.

View the list of infrastructure improvements .

Seasonal Road Closures:

  • Cavell Road is closed from October 15, 2016 to June 15, 2017. 


 Trails Conditions Report

  • Closing on September 19: Mount Edith Cavell Day Use Area
  • Closing on September 6: Valley of the Five Lakes Parking Lot and Trail Head
  • Temporary Closure: Section of Trail 7 beginning on September 6
  • Upgrades to the Cabin Lake Dam: Changes to trail and water access in the area. Learn more
  • Notice of Prohibition: Bicycling and entry with a bicycle. Learn more
  • Notice of Prohibition: Horse Riding. Learn more
  • Notice of Prohibition: Dogs in Caribou Habitat. Learn more
  • Notice of Prohibition: Roche Bonhomme. Learn More
  • Notice of Prohibition: Signal Mountain. Learn More 
  • Notice of Prohibition: Pyramid Mountain. Learn More 


Travelling through the Mountain Parks?

Make sure you check Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks closures and warnings that may affect you’re planning.

Please respect all localized closures and enjoy your visit to the park!