We all love Quarry Lake
Many of our regional areas have seen an increase in visitation this year with the hot weather and travel restrictions. Visitors travel out to enjoy the mountains, young local families soak up the sun at the beach, and dog owners take their pups for a stroll. It's a busy and vibrant community hub that has seen a lot of love this summer, and now it's our turn to give back.
We all have a role to play as stewards of the landscape to ensure Quarry Lake is clean and welcoming for all. Most users are responsible guests and take advantage of our bear-proof garbage bins; however, some items blow away into the forest or are left behind. Garbage left on the landscape or disposed of improperly can threaten wildlife and reduce the enjoyment of other users.
Join the Bow Valley SPCA, WildSmart, and Town of Canmore Bylaw Services for a community clean-up day as an end-of-season goodbye.
· WildSmart, the Bow Valley SPCA, and your local Canmore Bylaw Services Officers will be on-site with competitions and available to answer your questions in a fun, community environment.
· Divers from the Alberta Underwater Council will be doing a deep dive to clean up the lake itself. Stop by to watch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.!
· Lend a hand and park for free (if you don’t have a free resident’s pass). Register at the welcome tent for a temporary parking pass.
· Great prizes are up for grabs for participants! Clean-up volunteers will also be entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate to a local business of their choice.
· All materials provided on-site. Check-in at the pathway nearest to the parking lot.
Other Ways to Practice Your Stewardship
· Take the Pledge to the Peaks to commit to traveling lightly and respectfully in the mountains
· Be bear smart. Travel in groups and carry bear spray and know how to use it.
· Dogs disturb wildlife. Please keep your pup on a leash anywhere outside off-leash parks
· Please stay out of designated wildlife corridors, underpasses, or closed areas.
· Click here for more information about living with wildlife in the Bow Valley
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· Residential Parking Permit zones will also be implemented in certain areas of the Peaks of Grassi and Rundleview neighborhoods to manage spillover parking from Quarry Lake. Residents in these areas will be able to apply for permits to park in these zones.
· Respect 'no parking signs'
· Use the bear-proof garbage bins to dispose of your trash. Or pack-in, pack-out
· Dogs are not allowed at Quarry Lake (even on-leash)
· Use the available pit-toilet washroom facilities
· Respect others using the area
· Do not park on Highway 742 or in neighbouring residential areas
Click here for more information about Quarry Lake enhancements to create an enjoyable and sustainable experience for all.
As community members and visitors, we all have a role to play to keep our landscape clean. Help do your part as a local steward and lend a hand to love your lake as part of a fun, community event.