In past years the 17km of the Bow Valley Parkway between Johnston Canyon and its Banff entrance has been closed every day from early March to late June between 6pm and 9am. This allows animals forced to look for food at lower altitudes by late snow to graze in peace. At these times access to Johnston Canyon and campground is from Hwy-1 only. Closures are clearly posted – or consult a park visitor centre in advance for the current arrangements.

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