Waterton Lakes National Park to Limit Vehicle Access to Chief Mountain Highway and Akamina Parkway for Three Days To Allow Safe Cycling In the Park – (July 13, 2021)

Information sent on behalf of Waterton Lakes Field Unit

Chief Mountain Highway Closure Notice

Waterton Lakes National Park will be limiting vehicle access to Chief Mountain Highway (Highway 6) on July 28 and August 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) for safe cycling opportunities within the park. 

Access to Blood Tribe timber limit along Chief Mountain Highway remains open to the Indigenous community during the cycling event. 

Please anticipate additional traffic and park staff communications at the first gate by Wishbone Trailhead, after turning onto the Chief Mountain Highway. The speed zones along the Chief Mountain Highway will decrease to 50 km/hr from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), and will resume to 80 km/hr at noon. Please remain cautious of cyclists traveling along the highway.

Parks Canada is requesting cyclists stay on the parkway while they travel through the Blood Tribe timber limit.

Akamina Parkway will be closed to vehicle traffic on September 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) to provide a safe cycling experience for visitors along this parkway. Everyone is welcome to bring a bicycle (helmets are recommended) to participate in these opportunities. 

Sincerely, 

Joseph Many Fingers
Indigenous Liaison Officer
Waterton Lakes Field Unit
P.O. Box 200, Waterton Park, AB, T0K2M0
Tel: 587-438-8136
[email protected]

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