Lake Louise Community Fire Guard

This project will reduce the threat of wildfire to the community of Lake Louise and surrounding areas and improve fire resistance in the Bow Valley. The guard will serve as a containment-line to support large-scale wildfire suppression activities and provide a continuous valley-wide forest-fuel break from the south slope of Mount St. Piran to the cleared ski area runs on Whitehorn Mountain. This will be achieved by conducting large scale, mechanical forest thinning, while utilizing natural breaks and existing fuel management units. Combined with interface-level fuel reduction (FireSmart), which is already underway, the guard will reduce the threat of structure ignition from short-range and long-range embers.

Latest update

17 January 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 18 December 2020 to 17 January 2021 - December 18, 2020


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


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