Ross Lake Fire Guard

The objective of this project is to improve fire resilience in the Kicking Horse Valley and serve as a containment line to support large-scale fire management activities in the event of a wildfire or prescribed burn. This will be achieved by creating a forest-fuel break south of Lake O'Hara Road and northwest of Lake Louise spanning from Ross Lake (bottom of north slope of Divide Mountain) to Sink Lake along Highway 1.  


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

June 17, 2023 – 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 May 18 to June 17, 2023 - May 18, 2023


Yoho National Park
P.O. Box 99
Field, British Columbia V0A 1G0
Telephone: 250-343-6783

  • Location

    • Yoho National Park of Canada (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • 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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