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Pathway closures

Pathway Safety - Sept. 10, 2014

Parks is currently addressing tree-related emergencies due to snow. As a result, snow removal from pathways may not occur within standard timelines.

Please use caution when travelling on pathways. Be aware of hazards such as slush and debris. Respect pathway closures, signs, and be aware of others on the pathway. Visit parks and pathway closures due to snow for more information.

Pathway in Prince's Island

The pathway closures listed below are currently closed due to construction or hazardous conditions. Pathways not listed are considered open. 

All posted dates are weather dependent and subject to change.

For pathway closures related to the 2013 June flood and their restoration timeline, please visit the Restoring flood damaged pathways page.

Downtown pathway closures

Current closures:

Northeast pathway closures

Current closures:

  • Laycock Park - August 10 to late December - pathways closed for sewer upgrade through the park and underground utilities installation.
  • McKnight Blvd/Nose Creek underpass - August 27 to mid October - pathway underpass closed for bridge repair.

Northwest pathway closures

Current closures:

  • Edgemont Ravine - August 25 to late November - pathway will be closed for nearby construction. Work will be phased, not all closures will occur simultaneously.
  • Bowmont Park & 52 St. N.W.until September 12 - pathway along the river in the south east portion of the park is closed for bank stabilization. There is no pathway access through the site however nearby trails are open.
  • Parkdale - April to October - pathway along the Bow River between 34 St. & 35 St. N.W. will be detoured for construction of Parkdale Plaza and installation of the Public Art piece.
  • Bowness Park - 85 St. N.W. - flood damage closure.
  • Bowness Trestle Bridge - flood damage closure.
  • Montgomery Blvd - flood damage closure.

Southeast pathway closures

Current closures:

  • Carburn Park to Glenmore Trail - until approx. August 31 - pathway is closed due to river bank erosion. Detour through community and obey all signage.
  • McKenzie Lakeuntil further notice - multiple pathways within the community are being repaired. Construction will be phased, not all closures will occur simultaneously.
  • Elbow River - 9 Ave S.E. to Macleod Tr. - April 7 to October 1 - pathway closed for bank stabilization and pathway reconstruction. Two detours available - detour through Stampede Grounds or detour through Ramsay.
  • WID Canal - March 5 to November 15 - portion of the canal pathway between 52 St & 68 St is closed. Seemap for detour.
  • Old Refinery Park / Beaverdam Flats - flood damage closure.
  • Southland Dr. to Anderson Rd​. - flood damage closure.
  • Douglasdale (130 Ave north to ball diamonds) - closed until further notice - pathway is unstable. 
  • Douglasdale - The Sue Higgins pedestrian bridge has reopened however intermittent construction activity will continue in the area through the summer and fall of 2014.  For your safety please follow and obey construction signage.
  • McKenzie Lake - temporary closure - due to hazardous conditions, the south Bow River pathway from 208 Mt. Douglas Close S.E. to 101 Mt. Alberta View S.E. is closed. Please follow signed detour.

Southwest pathway closures

Current closures:

  • Weaselhead - August 18 to September 15 - pathway through Weaselhead is closed for construction. There is no access through Weaselhead as no detour can be provided.
  • Douglas Fir Trail - Currently closed due to flood related damage and stability concerns.
  • Edworthy Park to Sovereign Cres. - flood damage closure.
  • Sandy Beach - no detour can be provided - flood damage closure.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

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