Long Weekend Parking at West Bragg Creek

For this long weekend (May 19-22), there will be parking (about 70-80 vehicles) in the yellow area in the image. The WBC trails received 36mm of rain and 10cm of snow on May 17, so trails will be wet and muddy for several days.  Check current trail conditions on the GBCTA website, before heading out.

After May 22, limited parking will be available on the south side of West Bragg Creek Road in the newly developed parking area (purple on image). This area should be used on an “At Your Own Risk” basis. The lot will be graded flat but will have a dirt surface and may be muddy or slipper under certain weather conditions.

Effective May 23, 2017 there will be no parking or public access to the area outlined in red on the north side (existing parking lot) of West Bragg Creek Road.

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  • Alf Skrastins Jun 5, 2017, 10:45 pm

    As of June 5, the entire parking lot construction zone will be closed to parking and there will be no trail access through the construction area. The old toilet facilities are being removed. However, parking and full trail access will continue to exist with detours.
    Parking is permitted along the one kilometre along the south side of West Bragg Creek road, between the cattle guard (K-Country entrance) and the Bragg Creek Bridge.
    Portable Toilets have been placed near the construction barricades.
    You will be able to access all of the WBC trails by following the detour on East Crystal Line. This connects to Boundary Ridge, Ranger Summit and Mountain Road. From Mountain Road, you can connect onto Braggin Rights and Whitetail to all of the north-side trails.
    The detours may change as the construction progresses.
    All trails are currently in good condition.

  • Alf Skrastins May 25, 2017, 11:29 pm

    The north side parking lot is now closed. Heavy equipment is bulldozing and levelling it to it’s final shape. There is limited parking on the new parking area, on the south side of the access road. The surface has not been gravelled, so it does get muddy when wet.
    Access through the old parking lot to the north-side trails is closed during the construction period. The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association volunteers have constructed a short detour from about 150m west on Mountain Road, back up to Braggin Rights. And Braggin Rights has been re-aligned to match up with the lower part of Whitetail. This means that you can continue to access all of the north side trails during the construction period.
    It rained and snowed heavily on May 24 and 25, so all trails are again wet and muddy. Best to let them dry out for a few days.

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