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).
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