Fire is in the Verdant Creek area in Kootenay National Park
A wildfire in the Verdant Creek area has forced the closure of parts of Banff and Kootenay National Parks west of Calgary.
The closure includes:
- The area east of Highway 93S (Kootenay Parkway) from the Verdant Creek Trail to the Simpson River Trail to the height of land on Haiduk Peak.
- The Whistling Valley Trail, Pharoah Creek Trail and all trails in the Egypt Lake and Healy Pass areas, including Healy Pass Trail.
The closure applies to backcountry users, including campers and day hikers.