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Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park is a place of unique contrasts, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs. Explore deep canyons and tumbling waterfalls just a short stroll from the road or traverse the park’s backcountry trails.

Highlights include the Continental Divide; the spine of western North America, the turquoise, glacial waters and startling canyon walls of the Marble Canyon, the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint and Radium Hot Springs. 

Kootenay National Park Fast Facts

  • Established in 1920 as part of an agreement to build a new road across the Rockies.
  • Situated on the west side of the Continental Divide.
  • Most of the park’s waters are glacier-fed.
  • The park spans almost 350,000 acres (140,600 hectares).

For more information visit Kootenay National Park.



TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 221 reviews
“Hike to Floe Lake, You'll Thank Me”
Hike to Floe Lake, You
September 08, 2020, by russdgw
We spent a long weekend here and it was beautiful. Definitely recommend the hike to Floe Lake, if you can. It's a solid 7 hours of hiking to get there and back, with quite a bit of vertical gain as...
“Quiet Beauty”
Quiet Beauty
August 31, 2020, by MarkColwell
Spent the day hiking, swimming and fishing here. There is beauty all around you and space to find quiet. Prepare a lunch, options are very limited but there are multiple paces to enjoy and incredible...
“Marble Canyon”
Marble Canyon
July 31, 2020, by pipes
Kootenay National Park is one of the overlooked parks in the Canadian Rockies. That being said it is a bit quieter and less crowded. We have stayed at the campsite above the hot springs and have...