Notice of prohibition: Access prohibited - Signal Mountain

Issued: January 01, 2019

Signal Mountain

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 lower slopes of Signal Mountain above Lake Edith, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Old Fort Point up to an elevation of 1250 m on the slopes of Signal Mountain in Jasper National Park.

Parks Canada signed and designated trails and 15 m to either side of the midline of designated trails are exempt from this travel restriction.

The unsigned access trail and the water reservoir for the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge above trail 7 with a 15 meter buffer of the trail midline and the water reservoir structure are also exempt from this travel restriction.

  • Commencing on the slopes of Signal Mountain at 1250 m elevation at easting 431846 northing 5854968 (#1 on map) following the elevation band at 1250 m north then east to within 15 m of the midpoint of the Signal Mountain fire road on the 1250 m elevation line.

  • Thence continuing parallel and 15 m from the midpoint of the fire road on the left side (#2 on map) (left when descending) of the fire road to the junction with trail 7 (#3 on map).

  • Thence continuing 15 m from the midpoint of trail 7 on the upslope Signal Mountain side of trail 7 parallel to trail 7 to easting 431903 northing 5862743 (#4 on map).

  • Thence a 270 degree from true north bearing to 15 m from the midpoint of trail 7 east of Lake Edith at easting 431903 northing 5862743 (#5 on map).

  • Thence continuing 15 m from the midpoint of trail 7 and paralleling trail 7 to the east and upslope on Signal Mountain as it passes east of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course to the junction of trail 7 and 7a (#6 on map).

  • Thence continuing parallel and 15 m from the midpoint of trail 7a on the east side after trail 7 and 7a junction to the junction of 7a and trail 1(#7 on map).

  • Thence continuing 15 m from the midpoint of trail 1 paralleling the east side of trail 1 to the junction of trail 1 and trail 1a (#8 on map).

  • Thence continuing 15 m from the midpoint of trail 1a paralleling trail 1a on the east then south side of trail 1a to the junction of trail 1a and trail 9 (#9 on map).

  • Thence continuing 15 m from the midpoint of trail 9 south paralleling trail 9 to the east side of trail 9 until just south of Tekarra marsh at easting 430415 northing 5854968 (#10 on map).

Why:

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

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