STAKEHOLDER UPDATE – Wildlife fence and gate installation near Sherbrooke Lake trail head

What’s happening?

Wildlife fencing and access gates are being installed along the newly twinned portion of the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park.

What you need to know

•  Tree removal will be required prior to fence installation. Before removing trees, Parks Canada conducts both cultural and environmental assessments to protect the long-term ecological integrity of the park.

•  Great Divide Lodge remains open and accessible from the Trans-Canada Highway. Two gates will be installed behind the Lodge f for access to the Sherbrooke Lake Trail. Access to the trail from the Lodge may be disrupted for up to two days while work is underway.

•  Sherbrooke Lake main parking lot and trailhead also remain open and accessible from the Trans-Canada Highway. A pedestrian gate will be installed for access to the trail.

•  During fence installation between September 7 and mid-November, trail users should expect intermittent trail access disruptions of up to 30 minutes. For your safety, please obey all signage and flagging personnel.

•  Parks Canada is a world leader in progressive highway wildlife mitigation measures. The goals of wildlife crossings and accompanying wildlife fencing are to reduce highway wildlife mortality, reconnect wildlife habitat, and improve safety for motorists.

For more information

Amy Krause, Public relations and communications
Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national Parks / 403-522-4230

Approximate locations of access gates at the Sherbrooke trailhead and behind Great Divide Lodge.
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Example of a pedestrian access gate © Parks Canada 2017
Example of a double swing gate © Parks Canada 2017