Campsite #2 is at the northern end of Spray Valley
Provincial Park, off Hwy 742, 7.3 km south of the Three
Sisters Drive intersection in Canmore, and 2.1 km north
of the Riding Ridge. The easiest way to access the site
is to follow Hwy 742 and park at the Goat Creek Picnic
Area. Walk south along Hwy 742 for approximately 200
meters. At the point where the utility lines cross Hwy
742 you will see a gravel road to your right (west). Turn
right and follow the gravel road approximately 0.7 km
downhill until you reach a clearing. Turn right and
continue across the clearing, passing the “Get
Goin’, Cowboy” Hillside (Fight Hill), and the
Dozy Embrace site. If you encounter temporary fencing in
this area, go around it to the right. As you approach
Goat Creek, you will see the familiar pole bridge and
campsite. For pictures taken during a hike to this
location, see “Hike to Campsite #2” in Albums.
To reach Hwy 742 (also known as Spray
Lakes Rd. / Smith-Dorrien Rd.): From Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada
Hwy), use Exit 91 “Hwy 1A - Canmore.” Follow
Bow Valley Trail 2.2 km, turn left (northwest) onto
Railway Ave. Proceed 0.5 km and turn left (west) at Main
St. (also known as 8th St.), go 0.6 km and turn left
(south) onto Bridge Rd. (also known as 8th Ave. / Rundle
Drive). At the “T” intersection, turn left
(south) on Three Sisters Drive, proceed 0.6 km and turn
right (west) at Spray Lakes Rd. (also known as Hwy 742).
(Or simply follow the helpful “Kananaskis
Country” signs throughout Canmore.) See map of Canmore.
Note in the photos how prop trees were used to mask the
rather conspicuous pathway on the right side of the
“Get Goin’, Cowboy” Hillside (Fight Hill).
If you look in the woods you’ll find these discarded
trees which are easy to identify by the metal spikes
mounted at their base. Campsite #2 has other artifacts,
as well. Should you find something that others might
enjoy, please let it be.