Kootenay National Park

A land of ice and fire, Kootenay National Park is a place of contrasts, with valleys and canyons carved by glaciers and grasslands marked by fire. Take a scenic drive along its historic highway. Step out to experience ancient fossils and steamy hot springs.

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Mountain Safety

Safety is your responsibility. Natural hazards are a part of the mountain experience.

hikers on a trail in winter

Seasonal closures and restrictions

While Kootenay National Park is open year-round, some services aren’t available in winter.

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Radium Hot Springs

Spend a relaxing weekend in the Radium Hot Pools.

Visiting Kootenay National Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, camping, hiking, trails, Burgess Shale fossils, guided hikes, backpacking, points of interest and Lake O'Hara.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, visitor centre hours, park fees, local attractions, accommodation, facilities and services, fire information and visitor guidelines.

Camping and overnight accommodations

Types of accommodations, equipped camping, and nearby accommodations.

Fees

Cost of daily park admission, Parks Canada Discovery Pass, camping, backcountry permits, Burgess Shale guided hikes, Radium Hot Springs and fishing...

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, mountain safety, trail conditions, weather and avalanche conditions, bears and wildlife safety, camping, hiking and driving safety...

About Kootenay National Park

Nature and science

Research and monitoring help protect Kootenay’s mammals and birds. We manage forest fires, restore habitat for species at risk and protect rare...

Culture

History, architecture and cultural landscape of Kootenay including Kootenae House National Historic Site, Floe Lake warden cabin and Radium Hot Springs.

Stewardship and management

Planning and management guiding documents, public consultations, information for businesses and residents, filmmakers, photographers and special events.

Contact us

May to mid-October
Phone number: 250-347-9505
Email address: kootenayinfo-infokootenay@pc.gc.ca

Year-round
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 toll free
Email address: information@pc.gc.ca

Hours of operation

The park is open year-round. Visitor services are available May to mid-October. 

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