Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Spray Valley

Updated: June 09, 2023

Updated: June 9, 2023 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.


    • Bears and other Wildlife in the region are active. Practice wildlife safety. Make sure you're making noise on the trail, paying close attention to your surroundings, and carry bear spray and know how to use it.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees, washouts and missing bridges. Route-finding may be necessary. Please report any downed trees on the trails.
    • Be sure not to overestimate your ability when planning your trip: Humility can be a life saver. Plan for rapidly changing conditions and bring extra socks.


Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
Buller Pass
Jun 7: Downed trees removed. 2 patches of snow left near the top of the pass.
Hiking Open Hiking Duane
Burstall Pass
Jun 7: Downed trees removed. A few small patches of snow at alpine level.
Note: Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY.
Hiking Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking Duane
Chester Lake
Closed: May 1 - Jun 29 to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.
Hiking Biking Closed Biking/Cycling,Hiking
High Rockies
Jun 7: Mainly bare with a few snow patches. Observed and downed trees removed from Black Prince to Lower Lake Dam, and Goat Creek to Buller (with one tree still across the trail just north of Buller junction). Warning: A washout has occurred on the High Rockies Trail south of the Goat Creek Trail. See details. Note: Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from Jun 1 - Sep 20. See details.  
Hiking Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Dog Sledding,Hiking
Karst Spring
Jun 7: Snow free from trailhead to the spring.
Hiking Open Hiking
Hiking Open Hiking
Rummel Lake
Warning: Trail is not maintained for summer use. Signage may not be up to date and hazards may exist along the trail.
Hiking Warning Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Spray Road West
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Skijoring Duane
Watridge Lake
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding