Spray Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


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

    Effective:  September 24, 2023

      • Effective Date: September 24, 2023 until further notice
      • Where: Tent Ridge Loop Trail
      • Why: A surprise encounter with a grizzly bear that occurred on the 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.

  • Construction Closure - Spray Lakes West Campground Refurbishments

    Effective:  September 1, 2023

      Please be advised the Spray West campground and its surrounding area will be closed to accommodate construction activities between September 2023 and the end of June 2024.

      Spray West is one of the most popular first come, first served campgrounds in Kananaskis Country. We recognize the closure is inconvenient; however, it is necessary.

      The Government of Alberta is committed to creating more campsites and improving high-traffic recreational areas across the province. The Spray West refurbishment project will ensure infrastructure meets current standards, improves public safety and supports positive visitor experiences.

      Conservation officers will enforce the area closure under the Provincial Parks Act. Please follow all signage and do not cross construction barriers.

      The Mount Shark day use area with associated trailheads will remain open. Visitors looking for alternatives can call the Kananaskis Information Line at 1-403-678-0760 or stop by a Kananaskis Information Centre.

      Closure Areas

      • Spray West campground
      • Spray West hiker-biker area
      • Parking lots within the Spray West campground

      Temporary Intermittent Trail Closures to Accommodate Construction

      • High Rockies Trail (designated trail)
      • Trans Canada Trail Trans Canada Trail | Explore the Map (tctrail.ca)

      Long Term Trail Closures to Accommodate Construction

      • Spray Road West Trail (designated trail)
      • Mount Nestor Route (non-designated trail)
      • Old Goat Glacier Route (non-designated trail)

      For further information about the closure, please see the attached Area Closure Map, Trail Closure Map and Frequently Asked Questions.

  • High Rockies Trail Washout

    Effective:  May 28, 2023   Updated:  September 6, 2023

      • Effective Date: May 28, 2023 until further notice.
      • Where: The High Rockies Trail south of Goat Creek Trail.
      • Why: A short section of trail has washed out but is passable.

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories