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Bear Warning - Spray Lakes West Campground, roadways and surrounding area

August 08, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 8, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Spray Lakes West Campground, roadways and surrounding area
  • Why: Black Bear feeding on ripe Buffalo Berries

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

  • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
  • Keep your pet on a leash.
  • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray (video).
  • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

Bear Warning - Spray Valley Watershed and surrounding Parks

August 05, 2017

  • Effective Date: August 5, 2017 until further notice
  • Where: Spray Valley watershed including Spray Valley provincial Park and Bow Valley Wildland Park
  • Why: Heightened bear activity due to another very good berry crop in the Bow, Spray and Kananaskis watersheds. Areas of particular concern are any locations with good shepherida (buffalo berry) yields which are typically found below treeline in “edge” areas or openings, highway corridors, trail side and campgrounds.  Though bears are likely to be seen in any area they are particularly concentrated on the berries now and increased caution should be used. 

Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in Kananaskis Country at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

  • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
  • Keep your pet on a leash.
  • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray (video).
  • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

Affected Areas

Notice - Warning on Galatea Creek Trail

July 25, 2017

  • Effective Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2017 until further notice.
  • Where: Galatea Creek Trail from the junction at Terrace Trail to Lillian Lake including Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground.
  • Why: Hazard due to trail damage. 
  • Hike at your own risk.

Affected Areas
Fire Ban in Effects

Spray Valley

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