Parts of Banff and Kootenay National Parks closed due to forest fire

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.

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