July 19, 2017 11:18 a.m.
The area east of Compound Road, between the Trans-Canada Highway and the CPR tracks, is closed to provide an area for a Helipad for increased air traffic due to the Verdant Creek wildfire.
Only personnel who are conducting fire related activities are permitted in the area.
A fire ban remains in place for the Town of Banff and Banff National Park.
For updates on the Verdant Creek wildfire, visit Parks Canada’s important bulletins site http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/scond/Rec_Rep_e.asp?opark=100092