Notice of prohibition: Access prohibited - Roche Bonhomme

Issued: January 01, 2019

Roche Bonhomme

Effective date:

January 1 to December 31

Access prohibited:

Pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the following area is prohibited to public use and travel by order of the Superintendent, Jasper National Park.

Where:

The area between 1025 m to 1350 m on the slopes of Roche Bonhomme (Old Man) Mountain, as delineated in the attached map.

  • Fifteen meters to either side of the midpoint of trail 10 (Overlander trail}, 50 m around the periphery of the Rock Garden and Boulder Garden climbing areas, and the Old Man Mountain scrambling route access trail starting 375 m south of the Maligne Canyon Teahouse are deemed exempt from this area closure.
  • Commencing on the slopes of Roche Bonhomme at 1350 m elevation 200 m south of an unnamed creek at easting 432134 northing 5868307 and proceeding westward paralleling that same creek 200 m to the south downslope to 1025 m elevation at easting 431246 northing 5867479.
  • Thence following the 1025 m elevation band south to just north of the Parks Canada horse pasture at easting 431833 northing 5866190.
  • Thence at 90 degree from true north bearing up to 1175 m elevation at easting 432324 northing 5866190.
  • Thence south and eastward along the 1175 m contour to near the northwest corner of the Maligne Canyon public parking lot, 200 m from the unnamed creek that seasonally flows from Roche Bonhomme at easting 433175 northing 5863865.
  • Thence paralleling the unnamed creek on Roche Bonhomme 200 m to the northwest upslope to 1350 m elevation at easting 433657 northing 5864522.
  • Thence returning along the 1350 m elevation band to the commencement point.

Why:

To ensure that wildlife are not displaced from an essential travel corridor.

Information: It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to enter a prohibited area. Violators may be charged