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Canyon Interpretive Trail Restoration Project

July 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The former 1.8km Canyon Interpretive Trail is a short walk through the old canyon of the Kananaskis River near Lower Kananaskis Lake and the Canyon campground. The trail explored the history and geology of the area, highlighted by some bridge and stair features and small pools amid the canyon landscape.

In the fall of 2014, the Pocaterra dam spillway was activated to allow water to bypass the hydro installation at the mouth of the Kananaskis River for repairs to be conducted. A much larger volume of water than anticipated flowed through the Canyon for an extended period of time, resulting in complete or partial destruction of nearly all bridge and trail tread for the entire length of the canyon. 

pic of Canyon Trail damage

As the first step in restoring the area, we will be working on dismantling and moving damaged wooden bridges and walkways. This is a moderate to heavy level of work, tasks will include the use of pry bars, handsaws, lifting and transporting of sections of the wood structures. We will be working on this project in partnership with Alberta Parks and the Bow Valley Provincial Park Stewards.


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CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP – Sign up closes at 12pm on the day prior to the event.

Meeting time: 10:00am (10am – 3 pm)

Meeting location: Canyon day use/boat launch, Lower Kananaskis Lake [map link]

What to bring: Come prepared to work all day in an outdoor environment. Dress in layers, bring rain gear, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, gloves, along with your lunch, water for the day, bear spray, and other personal gear. All of the tools and equipment will be supplied.

Volunteer Agreement Form: All volunteers working on an Alberta Parks project need to fill out this Volunteer Agreement Form. To accelerate the paperwork process, print and fill out this form prior to the work day. Please present your completed form to the AB parks staff member.

Note: Should weather not cooperate and we need to cancel, we will notify you by email around 12pm the day before the event.


July 23, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Categories:


Canyon Day Use/Boat Launch
Alberta Canada


Friends of Kananaskis Country
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