Bear alert: no stopping zone along Highway 16 West

Issued: June 06, 2019

Bear alert: no stopping zone along Highway 16 West 

(Includes 200m on both sides of highway)
Exception: Controlled bridge construction zone

Effective date:

June 4, 2019

Activities prohibited: 

Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the following activity is restricted or prohibited by order of the Superintendent.

Where:

Section of Highway 16 West of Jasper:

  • Commences 4km West of Jasper and ends 16km West, includes 200m on both sides of highway.

Why:  

Wildlife, including bears and elk are frequenting the road side in search of natural food. 

  • Stopping creates traffic hazards that are dangerous to passing vehicles.
  • Stopping increases danger to wildlife through habituation to people and vehicles.
  • Traffic congestion can increase the chance of wildlife being struck on the road.

Note: 

Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act: Maximum penalty $25 000.

For more information contact National Park Resource Conservation office at 780-852-6155.