The Crowsnest Pass is wildlife country! Even on an Easy trail, you may encounter wildlife, including bears. Do not approach or feed wildlife. Be bear aware. If you are hiking in bear habitat, hike in groups and make lots of noise. Wood ticks are common on grassy slopes in the first six weeks of spring.
Like any natural area, the Crowsnest Pass has many hazards that hikers need to deal with. Be aware that the weather can change suddenly in the Crowsnest Pass. A sunny day can quickly become cold and rainy. In the fall, hunters can be found in many areas of the Crowsnest Pass outside the boundaries. If hiking in the fall, stay on well-marked trails and wear bright clothing.
Make sure you have permission before crossing into any private property.
Although most waters in the Crowsnest Pass look pristine, they may be unfit to drink. Do not depend on creeks, rivers or lakes for your water. Provide your own source of hydration.