Protection Mountain Fire Guard

This project will improve fire resilience in the Bow Valley and serve as a containment line to support large-scale wildfire suppression activities in the event of a wildfire or prescribed burn. The guard will provide a forest-fuel break north of Protection Mountain campground spanning from the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A) to the eastern slope of Protection Mountain. The proposed guard will improve overall forest health, enhance wildlife corridors as well as provide new grazing areas for local wildlife populations.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

February 6, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from January 7, 2021 to February 6, 2021 - January 7, 2021


Banff National Park
Telephone: 403-497-4765

  • Location

    • Banff National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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