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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 212 reviews
“Beautiful park and good hiking!”
Beautiful park and good hiking!
October 16, 2019, by Justine28
Visited this beautiful park in late July and really enjoyed our 3 day stay here. We booked accommodation in nearby town of Radium and it was very handy for visiting the park. Parks Canada has a nice...
“Beautiful Drive Through Diverse Scenery”
Beautiful Drive Through Diverse Scenery
October 15, 2019, by The_Crofter
A beautiful drive along highway 93 with plenty of places to stop off along the way for hiking and photo opportunities, we did the Stanley Glacier hike in snow which was magical, and on to Radium...
“Beautiful park!”
Beautiful park!
October 08, 2019, by RoubaixRider51
We were awestruck by the scenery. The highway through the park is a great road to drive on and there’s open space or fencing on either side of the road to protect you and the animals. We were...