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In the Event of an Emergency

Call 911 for police, fire or ambulance.

Remember, cell phones are not always reliable in the backcountry.

  • Note: 911 emergency service is not available in Waterton Lakes National Park

Emergency Dispatch:

Tell dispatchers you have a backcountry emergency and require assistance.

Banff, Yoho and Kootenay: 403-762-4506

Jasper: 780-852-3100

Glacier and Mount Revelstoke: 1-877-852-3100

Waterton Lakes: 403-859-2636


Near-Miss Reporting

How to Share Your Near-Miss

using the following guidelines. In the subject line of your e-mail, please write the heading: Near-Miss!

Please make sure your report includes the following information:

  • Type of activity (rock climbing, ice climbing, mixed climbing, scrambling, mountaineering, ski touring, etc.)
  • Type of incident (rock fall, leader fall, ice fall, avalanche, crevasse issue)
  • Your thoughts on what lead up to this event (thought process, experience level, etc.)
  • Please provide us with as many details as possible.