Ha Ling Closure Update
Construction Advisory – Ha Ling Peak Trail Realignment July 26, 2018
- Effective Date: Monday, July 30th and continuing through until the end of October, 2018
- Where: Ha Ling Trail and in the Goat Creek parking Lot
- Why: Please be advised that there will be construction activities taking place April through September on the Ha Ling Trail in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. Heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing a variety of trails improvements. Intermittent full-mountain closures will occur throughout the above time frame to accommodate safety particularly during high risk construction activities. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage should be obeyed.
Starting Monday, July 30th, heavy equipment and crews will be on site completing trail improvements. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment, and all posted signage and instructions from flagging staff must be obeyed. Please do not remove any pin flags or flagging tape on the mountain.
Spray Lakes Road Closure
The Spray Lakes Road (Highway 742) connects the Town of Canmore to the recreational opportunities in the Spray Valley. Over the last 25 years, use on this road has substantially increased and the infrastructure supporting the road surface requires repairs. Alberta Transportation will begin road construction on the north end of the Spray Lakes Road in July. Construction work involves repairing the gabion wall that helps support the road below Whiteman’s Pond. The Spray Lakes Road will be open during construction, however, traffic will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect substantial traffic delays.
The section of road under construction is located directly above Grassi Lakes hiking and climbing area. To ensure safety of recreational users to Grassi Lakes, Alberta Parks will enact a partial area closure including Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes and all climbing routes.
Beginning July 3rd to September long weekend:
- Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes and climbing area are closed.
- Hiking trails from the Grassi Lakes Day Use Area trailhead to the northeast shoreline of Lower Grassi Lake are open.
- Access routes to Ryders of Rohan and the front of Ha Ling Peak via the Whiteman’s Pond dam are open.
Updated information on the Grassi Lakes day use area partial closure is available at: (https://www.albertaparks.ca/advisories/).
August 21, 2018
Categories:Access and Environment