Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Spray Valley

Updated: May 18, 2024

Updated: May 18, 2024 | Print Report

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


    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Practice wildlife safety. Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, and keep pets on leash. Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it is highly recommended.
    • It's tick season! Make sure to check you and your pets when you get home. For best protection, use a bug repellent with DEET.
    • 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.

    Snow Depths:

    Mud Lake: 77cm

    Burstall Pass: 152cm


Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Buller Pass
Hiking 7.5 km one-way to the pass; 9 km one way to Guinn's Pass junction, 10.1 km to Ribbon Lake Campground. Open Hiking Duane
Burstall Pass
Note: Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY.
Hiking Biking 7.4 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking Duane
Chester Lake
Chester Lake: Closed May 1 - Jun 29 to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.
Hiking Biking 4.6 km one-way Closed Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Karst Spring
Hiking 0.8 km one-way Open Hiking
May 14th: A few patches of snow.
Hiking 0.4 km Open Hiking
Spray Road West
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 10.8 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Skijoring Duane
Watridge Lake
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 3.7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding