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June 8, 2017 – In 2013, heavy rains in southern Alberta caused flooding along the Bow River that resulted in damage to facilities in the Kananaskis Region, including the Three Sisters campground. As a result of flood damage, Alberta Parks proposed to remove Three Sisters campground infrastructure and establish a day use facility at the site (Proposal).

Alberta Parks conducted public consultation on the Proposal from November 14, 2016 to February 13, 2017. As part of consultation, Alberta Parks hosted a public information session on February 1, 2017 in Canmore. Based on further assessment during the consultation process, Alberta Parks is not proceeding with the Proposal due to feedback received on campground capacity; social impact; economic impact; flood hazard; and wildlife data. Instead, Alberta Parks will restore flood affected sites at the Three Sisters Campground (Project).

The Project will now include:

  • Restoring flood affected campsites or relocate a few highly damaged campsites to other areas of the campground (location and final capacity to be determined).
  • Implementing mitigation measures to reduce human/wildlife conflict at this site.
  • Monitoring for hazard trees and removing if necessary.
  • Monitoring wildlife movement and human/wildlife conflict.

Based on results from the monitoring, Alberta Parks may assess the future operation of the campground.

What We Heard

For details on all the public input that was provided during the consultation process, please see the ‘What We Heard’ document.

Alberta Parks would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on the proposal.

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