Notice of prohibition: Access prohibited - Roche Bonhomme

Issued: January 01, 2020

Ends: January 15, 2020

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.


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.


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