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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Full Closure of Yamnuska for Summer 2021

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Please be advised that Alberta Parks is closing Yamnuska / Îyâ Mnathka this summer from the end of May to November. 

The mountain is one of the most popular peaks in Kananaskis Region and Alberta Parks responds to over 50 public safety calls per year to rescue hikers on the scramble route. By upgrading the existing mountain trails, increasing wayfinding signage on the scramblers route and constructing a new descent trail off the west col, Alberta Parks is striving to reduce the number of public safety incidents. Trail crews will be on-site upgrading sanctioned trail sections, constructing new sections and decommissioning non-sanctioned routes.

To support efficient trail construction activities and ensure the safety of the staff and contractors, Alberta Parks is closing all access to the mountain. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start at the end of May and continue to November 2021.  

More information and details can be found at the Alberta Parks website.

Alberta Parks Advisories and Public Safety
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