Horseshoe Canyon Pay Parking

Kneehill County will be implementing a pay parking pilot project at Horseshoe Canyon this summer, running from mid-May to the long weekend of September. Parking fees will be $2 / visit and funds will go towards Kneehill County’s continued care and conservation of Horseshoe Canyon. 

Over the past few years, Kneehill County has implemented several improvements at the site focused on safety and improving the guest experience, including trails, tree plantings, a picnic shelter, and safe access to the bottom of the Canyon with a wooden box step trail. 

Kneehill County staff will be onsite at Horseshoe Canyon from 11 am to 5 pm every Thursday to Monday starting in May and continuing throughout the summer season-- accepting fees, welcoming guests to the Canyon, and providing tourism information about other destinations in Kneehill County and the surrounding Badlands region. 

Paid Parking Pilot Project Cost:

  • $40,000 Annual operating costs (includes 2 seasonal employee salaries, signage, handout and marketing material, internet/phone).

Anticipated Revenue:

  •  $40,000.00 (Revenue estimate is based on average traffic counts between May and September, operating from Thursday to Monday, and based on comparable values from Town of Drumheller Hoodoo paid parking reports.)

The success of the pilot program will be evaluated and presented to Kneehill County Council for further direction and next steps at the end of the 2021 season.

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Key Dates

  • February 2021
    Pay Parking Pilot Project Approved
  • May 2021
    Pay Parking begins at Horseshoe Canyon
  • September 2021
    Pay Parking Pilot Ends

Who's Listening?

Shelby Sherwick,
Manager of Parks and Ag Services 

Laurie Watt,
Director of Community Services

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