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Canadian Birkie Trails at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot PRA

Trail conditions at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area (PRA) can vary greatly, depending on localized precipitation, tree cover, and the timing of snow or rain events.  Please check the link below regularly for updated trail condition reports. 




Latest trail conditions: click this link for the full Trail Report from Alberta Parks:

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area Trail Conditions (provided by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation)


The following is the most recent summary of trail conditions at the Birkie site, provided by Alberta Parks as of December 13, 2014:


Snow accumulation

Packed base

 29 cm

  8  cm

Staging Area:

Trail condition:

 Last packed / groomed:



 Dec. 2, Waskehegan to Islet



 Dec. 4



 Dec. 3

     Islet Lake


 Dec. 2, Islet to Waskehegan

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