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Jasper National Park

Closures and Warnings in Jasper

September 3rd, 2014 at 6:25 pm 

Jasper National Park is currently experiencing important warnings and closures that may affect your travels.  


Important Bulletins 

Please respect all localized closures © M. Bradley
  • Area Closed: Cougar has killed an Elk in a portion of the Whistlers Shoulder Wildland Trail area. (September 3, 2014)
  • Warning: Elk season has begun! (August 26, 2014)
  • Warning: Grizzly bears are frequenting the following areas: Astoria Trail, Portal Trail and Cavell Meadows area (August 14, 2014)
  • Warning: Grizzly and black bears are frequenting the Golf Course area (May 22, 2014)
  • Area Closed: Maligne River is closed to watercraft from Maligne Lake downstream to Medicine Lake (April 22, 2014)


Road Condition Report

  • Celestine Lake Road - Very rough road. High-clearance vehicles only, four-wheel drive recommended. No RVs, no trailers. (July 2013)


Trails Conditions Report

  • Trail Designations for horses and bikes: Horses and bikes are asked to remain on the signed, official trail network in the park. (November 2012) Learn more
  • Pyramid and Maligne priority wildlife movement corridors: Area closed to all human use. (October 2012) Learn more
  • Lower slopes of Signal Mountain: Area closed to public use and travel. (November 2011) Learn more
  • Area Closed to Dogs: Maligne Pass, Skyline Trail, Bald Hills & Opal Hills (June 2012) Learn more
  • Area Closed to Dogs: Tonquin Valley Area, Verdant Pass and Whistler Creek, Cavell Meadows Trail (June 2012) Learn more
  • Area Closed to Dogs: Jonas Creek and Poboktan Creek Area (June 2012) 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!