COVID-19 response: Parks and public land temporary suspensions and restrictions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary recreational activity and access suspensions and restrictions are in place for provincial parks and public land.

For full details, visit the Alberta Parks website at: Alberta Environment and Parks Response to COVID-19

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Permanent trail closures

McLean Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Public Land Use Zone (Silvester Creek Trail)

Effective October 26, 2018, a Permanent Trail Closure has been issued in the McLean Creek Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) for the Silvester Creek Trail due to a trail reclamation project.

Pursuant to Section 184 (1) of the Public Lands Administration Regulation AR 187/2011, public access to the Silvester Creek Trail is forbidden. For additional details, see the attached Public Advisory and map.

For trail and area closures in the Bighorn Backcountry, see:


Connect with the South Saskatchewan Region Office in Calgary for more information:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-297-8800
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)

After hours, contact Report a Poacher:

Phone: 1-800-642-3800