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AmyChi Jun 23rd, 2013 11:50 AM

Banff in august after flood
I was planning a trip to Banff the first week of August but now with the flood not sure if all the trails will be washed out and if things will be cleaned out by then. Any advice?

ShelliDawn Jun 23rd, 2013 12:05 PM

Most of the areas hit by the floods including Banff are still in a state of emergency. Until the flood waters recede, the extent of the damage and how long it will take to fix them is unknown. Hopefully we'll know more in the coming week.

jomargliz Jul 4th, 2013 08:17 PM

The highways and roads are open in Banff National Park and there are still lots of options for hiking. Enjoy!

Aussietravellers6 Jul 7th, 2013 03:33 AM

Hi ShelliDawn we are coming from australia to banff in september can we assume the floods would have receded by then?

ShelliDawn Jul 7th, 2013 01:02 PM

Most of the water has receded already except in the town of High River (south of Calgary) which still has some flooded neighbourhoods, although the rivers are still flowing higher and faster than normal.

As jomargliz mentioned, most of the highways are open and I would expect all of them to be by Sept. For the most up to date info on road closures, this is a good site:

For information on park infrastructure (trails, campgrounds etc.) the best information is from the parks themselves:

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