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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 198 reviews
“great hiking”
great hiking
June 07, 2019, by robnkim
we often head into the park and hike on the weekends, there are not often many people so it is nice and quiet there and done challenging hikes
“Loved every minute”
Loved every minute
June 07, 2019, by anywhrgrl
Saw Grizzly bears, Black bears, got photos of their faces which is fantastic as usually my skills involve only animal behinds, lol it was a treat to see, however no Bighorn sheep this visit way too...
“Beautiful park ”
Beautiful park
May 16, 2019, by IndySig
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Kootenay National Park. The views are beautiful and the wildlife is abundant. You can see beautiful green rivers, bear, big horn sheep and check out some hot...