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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 217 reviews
“Juniper Trail — Beautiful Hike”
Juniper Trail — Beautiful Hike
July 01, 2020, by eatsleeptraveldrink
Juniper Trail is a gorgeous hike of moderate intensity. We parked near the hot springs and walked down to the “starting point” past the canyon, this way after completing the trip we would end up...
“The wild life is amazing!!”
The wild life is amazing!!
February 19, 2020, by Stacey S
Take a nice drive though the Kootenay valley, just make sure to watch for all the wild life. The bald eagles were great to see, as well as moose, mountain sheep and tons of deer. In one of the...
“Great park for outdoors lovers”
Great park for outdoors lovers
December 07, 2019, by Driss-Dov
Great park for outdoors lovers. from hiking to snowshoeing, there is somethimg for everyone. and scenery is breathtaking.