No Stopping Zone Rescinded

Olive Lake and Cobb Lake remain closed

Submitted by Kootenay National Park

The 15 km no-stopping zone on Highway 93 South in Kootenay National Park has been rescinded. The Olive Lake day use area and the Cobb Lake trail remain closed. Parks Canada thanks you for supporting the safety of wildlife and people.

Why is this happening?

Early season green-up and dandelions along this 15 km stretch of Highway 93 South on either

side of Olive Lake draws a high concentration of bears. Dandelion season is over and most

bears are moving away from the highway as food becomes more plentiful at higher elevations.

What does this mean for you and our visitors?

• Feeding wildlife remains strictly prohibited in the national parks. If you see people feeding wildlife please promptly report the incident to Banff Dispatch when safe to do so at 403-762-1470.

• Cobb Lake trail and Olive Lake day use area remain closed. Parks Canada thanks you for respecting wildlife and associated closures. For more details on impacted areas,

visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/kootenay/bulletins

• For the safety of bears and people, consider not stopping. If you choose to stop:

o stay inside your vehicle

o pull over only if it is safe to do so

o pull all four wheels onto the shoulder

o give bears more space than you think they need

o be aware of the traffic around you, and

o move along quickly.

For more information about how to observe wildlife safely, please visit our website: http://www.pc.gc.ca/mtn-bears

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