British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide


Kootenay National Park was established in 1920 and represents with its 140,600 hectares the south-western region of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Experience amazing contrasts, towering summits, hanging glaciers, narrow chasms, colourful mineral pools, from glacier-clad peaks in the north to dry, cactus-bearing slopes in the southto semi-arid grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Trench, where cactus grows, this is a park rich in diversity of landscapes and ecology.
Visit the 43°C warm waters at Radium Hot Springs that come out of the Redstreak breccia fault line. You can stay at one of the three major campgrounds in the park or choose a hotel or resort.
Information Centres:
Two seasonal information centres operate in Kootenay National Park.

Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre
7556 Main Street East; Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

Kootenay Park Lodge Visitor Centre
68 km (45 minutes) north of Radium Hot Spring on Highway #93, no telephone, no fax.

Kootenay National Park is open year round. However, the peak season is during July and August.
A park pass is required for all visitors to national parks. This pass is available at the park gates or contact the visitor information centre of Parks Canada.

Contact Kootenay

Contact Name: Kootenay National Park of Canada
Phone: (250) 347-9615
Email: kootenay.

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