Bridge rehabilitation on Highway 16
Fiddle River Bridge
September 21, to approximately October 15th
Valley of the Five Lakes and Mount Edith Cavell
Day Use Areas
Jasper National Park
Jasper, Alberta, August 30, 2016 – Parks Canada will be undertaking work this fall at the Mount Edith Cavell and the Valley of
the Five Lakes day use area. Both of these areas will be closed to allow Parks Canada to conduct the following deferred maintenance
and capital improvements work outside of the peak visitation period:
Valley of the Five Lakes Parking Lot and Trail Head – Closing September 6th
The small parking lot located at the Highway 93 trailhead will be expanded to address safety concerns for pedestrians and drivers. A
small day-use picnic area will also be added to enhance the picnic opportunity at this location.
Park visitors looking for a day-long hike can still access Valley of the Five Lakes from Old Fort Point trailhead (Trail 9c – 6.3km to
First Lake) or Wabasso Lake trail head (Trail 9 – 10km to Fifth Lake).
Alternative Offers – Lake Hikes:
- Lac Beauvert (Trail 4a);
- Pyramid Bench: Mina-Riley loop (trail 8) ; the Cottonwood Creek Loop (Trails 2, 2a, 11), the Sawridge Trail and the
Marjorie Lake Trail (Trail 3);
- Dorothy Lake and Christine Lake (Trail 60);
- Maligne Lake: Mona/Lorraine Trail (Trail 100) and Moose Lake Loop (Trail 20);
- Beaver Lake (Trail 139);
Mount Edith Cavell Day Use Area – Closing September 19th
For visitor safety purposes, the access road to the parking lot and Edith Cavell will be relocated from the high-risk flood zone and
additional parking spaces will be created to meet present and future needs. Further enhancements will be made to the Path of the
Glacier Trail and the Cavell tarn viewpoint.
Road access to the HI-Mount Edith Cavell Hostel and the Tonquin Valley trailhead will continue until October 15th.
Alternative Offers – Glacier Views:
- Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (Trail 53) at the Columbia Icefield Centre;
- Parker Ridge (Trail 51) – dramatic views of the Saskatchewan Glacier;
- Wilcox Pass (Trail 50) — visit the red chairs and enjoy the view of the Athabasca Glacier;
- Stuttfield Glacier viewpoint – Icefields Parkway pull-off (94 km south of Jasper).\
Please respect the closure areas and follow on-site signage.
Drop by the Visitor Information Centre or visit parkscanada.gc.ca/jasper for trip-planning information, including a copy of the Day Hiking Guide, and explore alternative areas of the Park.
For more information or inquiries about the upcoming construction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Jasper National Park
Jasper Fire Guard
September 22, 2016
Parks Canada fire crews will be working on the Pyramid Bench on Thursday and/or Friday, September 22nd and 23rd.
Control lines will be burned as an integral part of preparing the Jasper Fire Guard for maintenance burning. The Jasper Fire Guard was established and is maintained to help reduce the risk of wildfire
to the community of Jasper. There is potential for a small amount of smoke along the Pyramid Road. There is no need to call 911
or other emergency services to report smoke. The road and trails in that area will remain open.
Work on the Jasper Fire Guard will continue into the fall and is separate from the planned prescribed fire on the Pyramid Bench. Operations on the prescribed fire will begin when forest and weather conditions are suitable and take place when the objectives of the prescribed fire can be met safely.
Emily Rendell-Watson, Fire Communications Officer
Tel: 780–883-0221 Email: email@example.com