Spray Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
  • Road Closure - Portions of Highway 742 (Spray Lakes Trail/Smith Dorrien)

    Effective:  March 1, 2024   Updated:  March 2, 2024

      • Effective Date: March 1, 2024, until further notice.
      • Where: The area encompassing Grassi Lakes Trail and Reclaimer Trail, the Spray Lakes Road between the Grassi Lakes turnoff and the Buller Control Area. The Spray Lakes Road will only be closed during the bombing mission and post mission if avalanche debris needs to be cleared from the road. The ice climbs at the Junkyard area remain open if accessed from below
      • Why: Avalanche control work is being conducted on the slopes above these areas. Rocks, snow, trees and other debris may hit the trail.

  • Construction Closure - Spray Lakes West Campground Refurbishments

    Effective:  September 1, 2023   Updated:  February 2, 2024

      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.

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