Mount Revelstoke National Park

Temporary Area Closures for Avalanche Control

Issued: January 25, 2024

Avalanche Control Areas

WHAT: Pursuant to Section 36(1) of the National Parks General Regulations of the Canada National Parks Act, the Superintendent authorizes, annually, the temporary closure of small, posted areas, to all traffic and travel, as and when required, for the purpose of Avalanche Control Operations. Avalanche control is done to protect roadways and railways within the National Parks. By frequently bringing down small avalanches, snow load is reduced, minimizing clean up by highway crews and shortening highway closures.

WHERE: Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks.

WHY: To ensure public safety by preventing human-use in areas where avalanche control operations using live explosives are being conducted.

PENALTY: Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. Maximum penalty $25 000.

Start date: 2023-11-30

End date: 2024-05-30

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