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Covid-19 Southwest Alberta

Covid-19 Southwest Alberta Information

There are still opportunities for you to have memorable connections with loved ones through the various activities available in southwest Alberta. When it comes to winter- you name it, we have it. This region is the way outdoor enthusiast love it best – unspoiled, uncrowded, and unbelievably beautiful.

Be Safe

We look forward to seeing you in the southwest this winter. We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our community, staff and visitors. To assist us in staying safe, please help us by taking the following steps when experiencing our region this winter:

  • When exploring our picturesque trails and towns, maintain a distance of two metres when you encounter fellow adventurers. Be aware of the need to step to the side to create distance from passersby, and do your best to keep a healthy distance from those ahead of you on the path or trail.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, and make use of hand sanitizer where available.
  • Avoid gatherings that involve larger groups.
  • Refer to Alberta Health Services guidelines on travelling.
  • Re-schedule your visit if anyone in your family/cohort has Covid-19 symptoms
  • Remember to be extra cautious and avoid injury to minimize the demands placed on local emergency response teams.
  • Take out what you take in. Carry your garbage with you until you can dispose of it in a safe manner, and keep our pristine national park as pure as possible.
  • Respect wildlife and give wild animals plenty of space. hey are in abundance as it is not uncommon to see them roaming the streets or sunbathing on a local’s lawn. Please keep your animals on a leash and maintain a safe distance while sharing our region with our local wildlife.

Health and Safety Plans

Most experiences are outdoors allowing space to connect within a safe distance. For more information on Covid-19 protocols in place, please connect with individual businesses.
General visitor information on experiences and accommodations can be found here.

Hiking Trails

To find out detailed information on the backcountry winter experiences in our region, please checkout out our trails page.

Parks Canada

Parks Canada is currently evaluating new measures to ensure your safety and comfort on some trails. Please refer to the Parks Canada page to understand more health & safety practices in detail.


Backcountry is a term that refers to land that is isolated, undeveloped, remote and difficult to access. Only non-motorised travel is allowed. Backcountry travel always comes with inherent risks and winter safety should be considered. Please visit Parks Canada Winter Safety for more information.

Especially in Waterton Lakes National Park, mosttrails are considered backcountry terrain. Please review Trail Condition Reports and Avalanche Terrain Ratings before you begin.