In an effort to reduce avalanche fatalities in Canada, a new mobile-friendly avalanche bulletin system gives users the info they need, at the locations they want, at the tip of their fingers.
Taking advantage of the smartphone revolution, Parks Canada has retooled their avalanche warning system to help make sure that more people get up-to-date avalanche danger ratings before they venture out. With daily public avalanche bulletins for Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier national parks and twice weekly bulletins for Waterton Lakes National Park, the new mobile version of their site aims to make it easier for people to get warnings and make safer backcountry choices.
In addition, the site features information about specific elevations and slopes, and offers terrain and travel advice for staying safe in avalanche season. Visit the mobile site at Avalanche Parks Canada or the desktop version.