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.


Section of Highway 16 West of Jasper:

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


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.


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.