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Maligne Canyon Fifth Bridge to be closed for river bank protection

Since the high water levels of 2012, Parks Canada has been working on the design and construction of a new, permanent bridge for the Fifth Bridge area at Maligne Canyon. In preparation for this new bridge, a Parks Canada contractor is now working to stabilise and protect the banks of the Maligne River site. This work began on March 24, and will take place until as late as April 30, 2014.  

As of Monday, April 7, the Fifth Bridge day use area will be closed from the Maligne Road entrance, and the temporary winter pedestrian bridge will be removed. Visitors to Maligne Canyon will be able to access canyon trails (trails 7, 7h, 7f) from the upper end at the Maligne Teahouse or from bottom at the Sixth Bridge. The Fifth Bridge day use area and access road will remain closed until bank protection work is complete.   Prior to April 7th, the day use area and winter pedestrian bridge will remain accessible, but please use caution when walking or driving around machinery at the site. The contractor will soon begin to stockpile rock and materials required for the project in the day use area, and will be moving in the bridging required for transporting equipment and material across the river.    

Background High water levels of the Maligne River in 2012 compromised the structural integrity of the Fifth Bridge along the Maligne Canyon trail. For the safety of park users, the main bridge was removed.      

For inquiries, please contact:
Kim Weir, Acting Public Relations and Communications
Ph: 780-852-6109 Email:     

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