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The Spray River is a tributary of the Bow River in western Alberta, Canada.

Spray River
Physical characteristics
SourceBanff National Park
 ⁃ location
Bow River
 ⁃ coordinates
51°09′57″N 115°33′29″W / 51.16571°N 115.55800°W / 51.16571; -115.55800
Length64 km (40 mi)
Basin features
WaterbodiesSpray Lakes Reservoir; Goat Pond

The Spray River originates in the southern area of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies and flows through the Spray Valley Provincial Park and alongside the western border of the Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park.[1] The Spray Lakes Reservoir and the Goat Pond are formed along this section of the river, and the scenic Smith Dorrien Trail (part of the Kananaskis Trail system) runs along. The river then flows back into Banff National Park and north-west to Banff, where it merges into the Bow River. The lower part of the river below the Goat Pond is marked as Goat Creek on topographic maps.[1][2] The total length of the river is 64 km.

The Spray River just below Spray Lakes Reservoir.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Canmore and Kananaskis Village Map and Trail Guide, 1:50000 (6th ed.). Gem Trek Publishing. 2010. ISBN 978-1-895526-47-9.
  2. ^ Explorer's Map, Southwest Alberta, Southeast B.C., 1:500000 (5th ed.). Gem Trek Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-1-895526-45-5.

Coordinates: 51°09′55″N 115°33′33″W / 51.16528°N 115.55917°W / 51.16528; -115.55917