In partnership with the Bragg Creek Trails organization, we collected feedback on the draft West Bragg Creek Trails Master plan. This new plan will lead to improved and maintained trails, support for recreation and the protection of natural ecosystems in the West Bragg Creek trail system.
The West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan will provide an update to the All Seasons Trail Plan, as the level of trail use within the West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area and Kananaskis Public Land Use Zone has grown and diversified over time.
The West Bragg Creek area supports recreation, Indigenous traditional land uses, cattle grazing, petroleum extraction and forestry. It is approximately 40 km from Calgary and is popular year-round for day-use recreation activities.
This work supports Alberta’s common-sense conservation plan and aligns with the Trails Act to ensure that trails in the area can be enjoyed now and for years to come.
Online survey and interactive map closed Nov. 16, 2022.
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Forestry, Parks and Tourism
- Phase 1: Informing trails plan development
- Phase 2: Informing trails plan finalization
Read the draft West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan and the Terms of Reference to learn more about what is being proposed:
- Draft West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan (PDF, 5.8 MB)
- West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan Terms of Reference (PDF, 581 KB)
- Background Report - West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan (PDF, 5.8 MB)
- All Seasons Trail Plan (2010) for West Bragg Creek
- West Bragg Creek trails map
- West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area and Kananaskis Public Land Use Zone
Albertans participated in a survey on draft aspects of the new plan contained within the draft Terms of Reference from December 8, 2021 to January 24, 2022 and on the draft West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan from September 28, 2022 to November 16, 2022.
Albertans participated in our interactive map activity to identify issues and features of interest associated with the current West Bragg Creek trails system and shared recommendations for improvements from December 8, 2021 to January 24, 2022 and again from September 28, 2022 to November 16, 2022.
Representatives from the following organizations have been invited to form a planning committee that will provide input, advice and endorsement of the final plan:
- Indigenous governments
- Bragg Creek Trails
- trail users representing a variety of recreational activities
- local users of Crown land (forestry, energy and grazing)
- Rocky View County
- Government of Alberta
Indigenous communities were invited to join the planning committee and their input will contribute to the development and finalization of a West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan.
The West Bragg Creek area is used by Indigenous peoples to practice their culture, which includes harvesting food and medicines, holding ceremonies and connecting to the land.
Your feedback will help us develop a West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan to ensure that trails are conserved and managed in sustainable ways now and in the future.
Connect with the West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan engagement:
Email: [email protected]
Last updated: November 17, 2022