Avalanche control prohibitions and restrictions

Issued: November 20, 2018

Pursuant to Section 7 of the National Parks General Regulations, these restrictions are in effect to protect the public from avalanche control actions including the extreme danger resulting from artillery fire, and resulting direct and sympathetic avalanches.

Winter Access Prohibitions and Restrictions

Entry and travel into the following areas of Glacier National Park is prohibited or restricted to holders of valid Winter Permits:

Heather Hill Winter Prohibited Area Entry and Travel Prohibited
Cutbank Winter Prohibited Area Entry and Travel Prohibited
Abbott Ridge / Marion Lake Winter Prohibited Area Entry and Travel Prohibited
Cougar Mountain Winter Prohibited Area Entry and Travel Prohibited
Macdonald West Winter Prohibited Area Entry and Travel Prohibited
Mount Fidelity Year Round Prohibited Area Entry and Travel Prohibited
Shaughnessy Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed for Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Tupper Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Mt. Macdonald Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Hermit Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Grizzly Shoulder Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Cheops North Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Cheops Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Avalanche Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Loop Brook Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Ross Peak Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Mt. Smart Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Camp West Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
McGill Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Bostock Parking Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Beaver Parking Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only
Fortitude Winter Restricted Area Entry and Travel Allowed For Valid Winter Permit Holders Only

Winter Permits are valid daily, from the time Winter Restricted Areas are posted as open for entry, (at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, 250-837-SKIS, and parkscanada.gc.ca/winterpermitareas), to midnight of the same day and only for those Winter Restricted Areas which have been opened for entry and travel on that day. Winter Permits are subject to specific terms and conditions.

For more information visit the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, parkscanada.gc.ca/skirogerspass, or phone the Parks Canada Revelstoke Office (250-837-7500).

Winter Parking Prohibitions and Restrictions

Valid Winter Permit holders must use the designated or unrestricted Winter Permit Parking Areas as follows:

Area Entered by Winter Permit Holder Designated parking (requires display of valid Winter Parking Permit) Unrestricted Parking (does not require display of a parking permit)
Shaughnessy Winter Restricted Area Beaver Parking, Hermit N/A
Beaver Parking Winter Restricted Area Beaver Parking N/A
Tupper Winter Restricted Area Stone Arch Gun Position, Hermit, Beaver Parking N/A
Mt. Macdonald Winter Restricted Area Stone Arch Gun Position, Hermit, Beaver Parking N/A
Hermit Winter Restricted Area Stone Arch Gun Position, Hermit, Beaver Parking Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
Grizzly Shoulder Winter Restricted Area N/A Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
Cheops North Winter Restricted Area N/A Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
Cheops Winter Restricted Area NRC Gully Trailhead Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
Avalanche Winter Restricted Area NRC Gully Trailhead Illecillewaet Valley Trailhead
Loop Brook Winter Restricted Area Loop Brook Trailhead Illecillewaet Valley Trailhead
Ross Peak Winter Restricted Area Loop Brook Trailhead N/A
Mt. Smart Winter Restricted Area Bostock Trailhead N/A
Camp West Winter Restricted Area Bostock Trailhead N/A
McGill Winter Restricted Area Bostock Trailhead N/A
Bostock Parking Winter Restricted Area Bostock Parking N/A
Fortitude Winter Restricted Area Bostock Trailhead N/A

Visitors entering Winter Unrestricted Areas, other than those adjacent to the Bostock Parking Winter Restricted Area and Beaver Parking Winter Restricted Area, may use unrestricted parking and do not need to display a Winter Parking Permit.

Winter Permits which designate parking at the Bostock Trailhead include permission to use the Bostock Parking Winter Restricted Area.

Winter Permits which designate parking at the Beaver Trailhead include permission to use the Beaver Parking Winter Restricted Area.

These prohibitions and restrictions are effective November 20, 2018 until the seasonal end of the avalanche control program.