Activities and experiences

Kootenay National Park

Enjoy the scenic drive and experience something new around every turn. Plan a multi-day backcountry trek or relax in scenic campgrounds. Soak in the mineral waters of Radium Hot Springs or challenge yourself to a full-day hike with fossils older than dinosaurs! The choice is yours.

full moon over mountains

Skiing and snowshoeing

Some hiking trails are suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing but the park is a natural area and travel is at your own risk.

two swimmers in a hotspring

Radium Hot Springs

Spend a relaxing weekend in the Radium Hot Pools.

car driving through the mountains

Scenic Drives

Download the guided audio tour app, enjoy scenic viewpoints, a picnic, or a short self-guided interpretive walk.

hikers looking at fossils

Burgess Shale fossil hikes

The Burgess Shale is one of the most significant fossil finds on earth. Learn about the Burgess Shale, explore fossils virtually, or plan a guided hike.

three hikers in the mountains

Hiking

With more than 200 kilometres of trails, Kootenay National Park offers countless possibilities for the day stroller and expert backpacker alike.

children playing on red chairs

Red chairs

Each location offers views of exquisite views of nearby mountains, rivers or lakes.

Services and amenities

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Accommodation Accommodation
Bus parking Bus parking
Camping Campgrounds
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Picnic area Picnic area
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Playground Playground
Restrooms Restrooms
Swimming Swimming pool
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