Alberta

Avalanche warning issued for Western Canada

News Release
Avalanche warning issued for Western Canada

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Alberta Parks (Kananaskis Country) and Parks Canada, has issued a special public avalanche warning for a widespread area of Alberta and British Columbia.

The avalanche warning is in effect immediately, and will stay effective through the weekend.The warning is widespread and applies to the following forecast regions:

North Rockies

Cariboos

Jasper National Park

Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks

Kananaskis Country

South Rockies

Lizard and Flathead

Waterton Lakes National Park


Increasing temperatures and persistent weak layers in the snowpack across these areas are expected to have a destabilizing effect that could make natural and human-triggered avalanches much more likely.
Backcountry users and anyone recreating in avalanche terrain are advised to exercise caution and to always check their regional avalanche forecasts at avalanche.ca.
Everyone in a backcountry party needs to have the essential rescue gear – transceiver, probe and shovel – and the knowledge to use it.

Related information

Special public avalanche warning

Avalanche Canada

Kananaskis Public Safety Team

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