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Visiting Lake Louise - is this a deal breaker?

Visiting Lake Louise - is this a deal breaker?

Apr 14th, 2019, 11:18 AM
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Visiting Lake Louise - is this a deal breaker?

My sister and I are planning a trip to the Lake Louise area later this year, and we just saw this in the Calgary Herald:
"The Spray River Valley will be closed at Canyon Dam to the point where Goat Creek and the Spray River meet. The area also includes the drainage from Sundance Pass south into the Spray River."
Not being familiar with the area, I'm wondering how big of an impact this will have on our trip - Is this a very large area? Is this a hiking trail? Are the roads open? Will we still be able to take some scenic drives/hikes/visit the hot springs?
Thanks so much for any input!
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Apr 14th, 2019, 12:19 PM
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I wouldn't think it would impact you at all. Take a look at the map in the Calgary Herald; you'll see it's south of Banff and to the west of Canmore.

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Apr 14th, 2019, 12:29 PM
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Thank you!
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Apr 15th, 2019, 11:46 AM
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It will have absolutely no impact on a trip to Lake Louise. That area - if you look at the map provided - is a backcountry only area on the border of Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country. No roads there nor any backcountry campgrounds.

Frankly, the only people who will be affected are a very small number who may want to hike along the old warden line or do do lesser known backcountry trails. If you're not doing overnight hikes, it won't affect you at all. Nor is it anywhere near Lake Louise.
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