Waterton Lakes National Park – Stakeholder Update – June 14, 2023

Stakeholder Update
June 14, 2023 – 14:00

Red Rock Parkway and adjacent trails and backcountry campgrounds are now open to the public. Parks Canada has completed rock and debris removal, culvert cleaning, excess water diversion and roadway inspections on Red Rock Parkway.

What’s open

  • Red Rock Parkway and trails accessible from it 
  • Linnet Lake day use area parking 
  • The Waterton townsite and all previously opened trails 

What’s closed

  • Akamina Parkway and trails accessible from it 
  • Bear’s Hump 

Assessing damage from rockslides is a complex process. Akamina Parkway and its adjacent trails is anticipated to be closed for an extended period. An opening for Akamina Parkway is yet to be determined.

What you need to know

  • Currently, it is safe to travel to Waterton Lakes and explore open areas. 
  • Trail users should take extra caution as isolated trail washouts may exist and heightened rockfall hazard is present in some areas.
  • Respect all signage and closures, it’s the law. Entering closed areas could result in fines up to $25,000 under the Canada National Parks Act.

Debris on Red Rock Parkway. Culvert was clogged and cleared by Parks Canada staff.

Debris covering Red Rock Parkway.

Catch basin along Akamina Parkway held around 9000m2 of debris. An estimated 200 truck loads will be needed to remove debris from this slide alone.

One of the three slide paths covering Akamina parkway.

For more information

Waterton Communications
[email protected]

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