Annual Closure: Sensitive Wildlife

Issued: May 16, 2020

Ends: March 31, 2021

WHAT:  Pursuant to Section 36(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the following area is closed to all traffic and travel by order of the Superintendent:

WHERE: Lower Bow Valley

Several small areas in the Bow Valley from the East Park Boundary to Castle Junction, maybe be closed, as needed, to prevent park visitors from entering into sites where deceased animals are present, or  wildlife capture is occurring. Closed areas will be clearly marked in the field but will not be posted on websites. These closures are generally short in duration and located away from designated trails or areas of high human use.


WHY: To ensure public safety and prevent animal disturbance where predator-killed animals and/or carcasses are present or where wildlife capture is occurring.

PENALTY:  Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act: maximum penalty   

$25 000.


Start date: 2020-03-18

End date: 2021-03-31