Monday, May 25, 2009

Trail Work

Trail Improvements Project 2009


This summer the Bertha Lake and Lakeshore trails will be undergoing trail maintenance work between June 1 and August 30. This work will include improvements to trail drainage and switchbacks, some bridge and campground maintenance, and removal of tripping hazards.

From the Park

Hikers may encounter the trail crew at work, but should not expect delays. The trail crew may be using chainsaws, brushing saws or rock drills, but will shut down the equipment to allow hikers to pass. A helicopter and/or horses will be used occasionally to deliver or remove equipment and materials.

This work is part of a multi-year trail recapitalization plan to improve the overall conditions of Waterton Lakes National Park's renowned trail system. This year's project follows significant improvements to the Carthew-Alderson and Crypt Lake trails last summer.

This project is funded by revenues received from gate fees. It demonstrates Parks Canada’s commitment to reinvest these fees into the maintenance and enhancement of visitor facilities and services. Every effort has been made to minimize the impact of this project on visitors.

For Further Information:

David Argument,

Protection & Operations Coordinator,



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