The West Calgary Ring Road includes a new bridge over the Bow River, interchange construction on the Trans-Canada Highway at Valley Ridge Boulevard NW and at Stoney Trail. New interchanges will also be constructed at Old Banff Coach Road SW, Bow Trail SW, 17 Avenue SW and Highway 8. Motorists should expect delays in the project area.
For more project information, please visit westringroad.ca.
The Southwest Calgary Ring Road will be built between Highway 8 (near Elbow Springs Golf Course) and Macleod Trail S.E. The project includes reconstruction of Glenmore Trail between Sarcee Trail and east of 37 Street S.W. It consists of 31 kilometres of six- and eight-lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, 47 bridges, one road flyover, one railway crossing (flyover), one culvert set, one tunnel, as well as three river crossings over the Elbow River and Fish Creek. For more details, please visit http://www.swcrrproject.com/.
There are currently no advisories at this time.
*Note: The first extended closure , requiring motorists to use Highways 93 and 95 as alternate routes, will occur from April 12 to May 14, 2021. Visit the Traffic Management page https://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca/construction/traffic-management/ or call the 24/7 Construction Information Phone Line at 1-844-815-6111. Updates will be posted to http://www.drivebc.ca/.
The Kicking Horse Canyon, located just east of Golden, BC, is one of the most rugged and scenic sections to be found on the Trans-Canada Highway. As a tourist and commercial transportation corridor, the highway carries more than 10,000 vehicles daily during the summer. Three phases of work have transformed 21 kilometres of narrow, winding two-lane highway into a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard. For more information about this project, please visit http://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.
If you're visiting Alberta's Provincial Parks and Protected Areas, please follow these essential steps for responsible recreation:
- Check for advisories on www.AlbertaParks.ca and the weather forecast right before you leave.
- Visit early in the day, so you can head somewhere else if a parking lot is full. Parking is permitted in designated areas only.
- Research your destination and be prepared to not have cell service, especially in the mountains.
- Bring proper footwear, extra layers of clothing, protection from the elements and insects, a flashlight or headlamp, adequate food and water, and a first aid kit.
- Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and their waste must be packed out or buried.
- Leave no trace. Do not pick or collect wildflowers or other vegetation including deadfall. Do not litter; this includes cigarette butts, seed shells and tissue.
- Be BearSmart. Carry bear spray year-round and know how to use it.
- Campfires are only permitted in the facilities provided. Never leave your campfire unattended. Ensure it is completely out before retiring for the night and before leaving your campsite. Soak it, stir it and soak it again. Always check AlbertaParks.ca/FireBans for current fire bans or restrictions.