Spray Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
  • Bear Warning - Ribbon Creek Trail

    Effective:  July 21, 2024

      • Effective Date: July 21, 2024, or until further notice
      • Where: Ribbon Creek Trail
      • Why: A bear warning has been placed on the Ribbon Creek Trail from the trailhead to Memorial Lakes Junction.  The warning is due to a bluff charge by a black bear with two cubs.

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • 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.
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

  • Bear Warning - High Rockies Trail

    Effective:  July 8, 2024

      • Effective Date: July 8, 2024, until further notice.
      • Where: A portion of High Rockies Trail from the Goat Pond Dam to Spray Lakes West Campground
      • Why: Black bear bluff charge on trail. 

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • 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.
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

  • Bear Warning - Spray Lakes West Campground

    Effective:  June 29, 2024

      • Effective Date: June 29, 2024, until further notice
      • Where: Spray Lakes West Campground
      • Why: Bear in the campground area.

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • 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.
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories