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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 190 reviews
“What a wonderful park!”
What a wonderful park!
February 19, 2019, by VNE
As soon as we entered Kootenay National Park, we were greeted by a herd of bighorn sheep. Doesn't get any better than that. There are so many wonderful activities and sights here--The Kootenay Park...
“Marble Canyon”
Marble Canyon
February 12, 2019, by Mark M
Awesome easy hike in around an hour, fabulous scenery, I would guess about 1.5 hours from Calgary, highly-recommend!
“Would love to come back in the summer!”
Would love to come back in the summer!
January 23, 2019, by OwlYaDoing
We did a day trip from Banff to Radium, so we drove through Kootenay National Park. It's very beautiful, with all of the snow covered trees and snow capped mountains, but the drive can be a little...