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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 224 reviews
“Drive through the park to Banff ”
Drive through the park to Banff
March 18, 2021, by Joel K
An absolutely beautiful drive through this remote part of BC. The vistas, views, and snow capped mountains were daunting.
“Gorgeous National Park in BC! Loved the Stanley Glacier Trail and Marble Canyon”
Gorgeous National Park in BC! Loved the Stanley Glacier Trail and Marble Canyon
October 02, 2020, by BrittanyAdventures
I visited Kootenay National Park in September 2020 for a day trip from Canmore (it was approx. a 45 minute to 1 hour drive), just over the BC/Alberta border, and hiked Stanley Glacier and Marble...
“Beautiful National Park”
Beautiful National Park
September 30, 2020, by vacationspecialist4
We had a good 5 days in Radium and we visited Kootenay National Park and explored it for the first time. Have driven through before but this time stopped and did some hiking. We had to choose which...