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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 234 reviews
“McLeod Meadows Campground Review Only”
McLeod Meadows Campground Review Only
July 26, 2022, by goochypapa
We stayed at McLeod Meadows campground for 3 nights and will not be coming back but will look at Red Streak campground instead. For being a campground in a national park McLeod Meadows is a...
“The little appreciated of the Mountain Parks. Worth the detour.”
The little appreciated of the Mountain Parks.  Worth the detour.
July 13, 2022, by Glen E
Stop at Numa Falls to stretch your legs and enjoy a lovely waterfall. If you are travelling north from Radium the vista of Castle Mountain is unforgettable as you near the divide.
“Excellent park”
Excellent park
July 05, 2022, by Vickers55
This is a fantastic ark and so much quieter than yoho. The transcanads highway runs through it and so there is a bit of road noise but goes soon as you walk. Visited 4 areas all with excellent...