A popular hiking trail in Kananaskis Country is currently closed because of an injured grizzly bear in the area. 

Rawson Lake Trail and Sarrail Ridge Route are closed until further notice.

Alberta Parks posted the notice on Thursday. 

It is also also warning hikers throughout Kananaskis Country to be on alert as they head out this Heritage Day long weekend.

"Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region at any time."

  •  Make plenty of noise and travel in group;
  •  Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs;
  •  Keep your pet on a leash;
  •  Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray; and
  •  Learn more about bear safety on the Alberta Parks webpage or at WildSmart.

Please report all bear sightings by calling 403-591-7755.