Spray Valley Provincial Park is a provincial park located east of the Rocky Mountains, along the Spray River in western Alberta, Canada. Spray Valley Provincial Park shares its western border with Banff National Park and has a variety of recreational opportunities.
Spray Valley Provincial Park is easily accessible by road (the Bighorn Highway), and provides a setting for low impact activities such as hiking and cross-country skiing. Camping is permitted in summer at the Lillian Lake, Ribbon Falls, Ribbon Lake, Eau Claire and Spray Lakes West campgrounds, and in winter at the Buller Mountain and Eau Claire campgrounds. Several day use areas are open for public in summer (with two areas, Sparrowhawk and Mount Shark, available year round).
During the summer months hiking trails will take you to scenic heights and great backcountry camping. Explore the park by hiking and mountain biking the park’s formal hiking trails, as well as numerous routes that are not signed or maintained. The Goat Creek and Watridge Lake Trails provide winter and summer access to Banff National Park. Watridge Lake Trail also connects with trails that lead to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia. If you are hiking into Banff National Park or B.C. Provincial Parks, be aware of their regulations.
Other recreational activities include canoeing, kayaking, fishing for Lake Trout or Cutthroat Trout, and ice fishing. Mount Shark cross-country ski area offers excellent skiing on maintained ski trails. The same trails can be used for mountain biking in summer.