Avalanche Closure Zones

When avalanche control is indicated in the avalanche forecast headline, the areas listed are closed. These are legal closures and violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act.

Use the following maps to see the closure locations.

Highway 93 North

Highway 93 North - Overview

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mount Hector

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Noseeum Peak

red closure zone over a map of mountains

Dolomite Peak

red closure zone on a map of dolomite peak mountain

Silverhorn Mountain / Observation Peak

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mt. Noyes

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Waterfowl Gullies

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Bison Peak

red zone on a map of bison peak mountain

Yoho

Yoho - Overview

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mount Field
Notes: Yoho Valley Road to the Stanley Mitchell Area is not in the closure zone

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mount Stephen

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mount Dennis
Notes: This closure zone includes all of the ice climbs on Mt. Dennis

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mount Burgess

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mt. Bosworth (Seasonal Avalanche Closure Zone)
Notes: Mt. Bosworth is closed annually between November and May.

This is a legal closure and violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act.

Use the following map to see the closure location.

red zone on a map of mt bosworth

Kootenay

Kootenay - Overview

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mount Whymper
Notes: Stanley Glacier trail and access to the Stanley Headwall not in the closure zone. Marble Canyon not in the closure zone

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Vermillion Peak
Notes: Access to Haffner Creek ice/mixed climbing area not in the closure zone

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Simpson Area

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Mount Wardle

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Sunshine Ski Area Access Road

Sunshine Ski Area Access Road - Overview

red closure zone over a map of mountains

Mount Bourgeau
Notes: The closure zone includes the ice climbs “Bourgeau Left” and “Bourgeau Right”

red closure zone on a map of mountains

Eagle Mountain

red zone over a map of eagle mountain