Parks Canada issues avalanche warning for Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National parks

Feb 17 2017, 11:15 pm

Parks Canada issued an avalanche bulletin for the Family Day long weekend.

As a result of the recent storms passing through BC and Alberta, the depth of the current snowpack has doubled.

Parks Canada states that natural avalanches possible but human-triggered avalanches are more likely right now.

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From Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19 mountain goers are cautioned from going into the following alpine areas, noting that avalanches below treeline are not likely:

  • Banff National Park
  • Yoho National Park
  • Kootenay National Park
  • Jasper National Park
  • Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Glacier National Park


Before travelling in the backcountry check for current avalanche information.