Larch Island on the Bow River near the Town of Canmore is CLOSED. This closure includes all trails on the island and is due to an elk carcass that will continue to attract large carnivores to the area.
The area will remain closed until further notice.
It is bear season so please be aware of your surroundings. Certified hiking guides are available if you are not comfortable. Wildsmart.ca
has some very useful information.
For those of you wishing to travel to Whistler from Vancouver on the Sea-to-Sky, there is finally good news about the rock slide which has blocked the road for some days.
The Sea-to Sky, Highway 99, re-opened at 11 pm last night, Saturday August 2nd 2008. Please expect delays due to extremely high traffic volumes and continued clearing efforts.
More detailed information on this event can be found at cbc.ca