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:
Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.
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.
Temporary Intermittent Trail Closures to Accommodate Construction
Long Term Trail Closures to Accommodate Construction
For further information about the closure, please see the attached Area Closure Map, Trail Closure Map and Frequently Asked Questions.