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Simpson 3 Avalanche Path Berm, Kootenay National Park

Parks Canada is proposing to redesign the existing avalanche static defence structures in the runout zone of Simpson 3 avalanche path to reduce impacts to the Highway 93 South through Kootenay National Park. The project involves the replacement of old earthen mounds with new catchment and stopping berm designed to reduce road closures due to snow avalanches and improve winter road safety. The new stopping berm will be approximately 20m high from catchment bottom to berm crest, and be about 200m in length (perpendicular to the avalanche flow).


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Latest update

8 August 2020 – 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 9 July to 8 August, 2020 - July 9, 2020

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Kootenay National Park
P.O. Box 220
Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0

  • Location

    • Kootenay National Park (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Highways and Roads
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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