Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Spray Valley

Updated: June 17, 2024

Updated: June 17, 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: 4cm

    Burstall Pass: 107cm


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
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
High Rockies
June 13th: Ranging from snow free north of Spray Lakes, and between Sawmill and Boulton Campground, to mainly snow covered with some short bare patches from Buller Pass to Sawmill; still deep snow in the Elk Pass area. Note: Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from Jun 1 - Sep 20. See details.  
Hiking Biking 63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use; 80.0 km Goat Creek to Elk Pass Open Biking/Cycling,Dog Sledding,Hiking
Karst Spring
Hiking 0.8 km one-way Open Hiking
Hiking 0.4 km 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 10.8 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Skijoring Duane
Watridge Lake
June 13th: Trail is dry to Watridge Lake with some snow patches between the lake and Bryant Creek.
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 3.7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding