|P.O. Box 220||Radium Hot Springs|
|V0A 1M0||(250) 347-9615|
The park is situated just to the west of Banff, making up a
large part of Banffs western borders with British
Columbia. From Calgary take highway 1 through Banff and
pick up the 93 south which will take you into the park.
From Lake Louise take the highway 1 south to pick up the
93 goint west into the park. From Jasper take the 93
(Icefields Parkway) south passed Lake Louise and into the
park. From Vancouver take the 1 east to Golden then take
the 95 south passed Lake Louise then head west on the 93
into the parkto Radium Hot Springs. Alternatively you can
take the slower route along the 3 through southern
British Columbia just passed Cranbrook where you pick up
the 95 or 95A north to the gates of the park. National Parks
in British Columbia - Locator Map
Rocky Mountain Parks
Radium Hotsprings - Banff -
biking is permitted only on the East and West Kootenay
fire roads. These routes are described in the Kootenay
National Park Backcountry Guide.
Mountain Climbing: The Kootenay National Park Climber's Guide gives detailed information about climbs, ridge walks and scrambles within the park. Park Wardens may be contacted for current climbing conditions at 250-347-9361. Climbers are encouraged to use the Voluntary Registration System.
There are over 200 km of trails
in Kootenay National Park from short walks to full day
Canoeing: The Vermilion and Kootenay rivers are for experienced paddlers. Route descriptions are available at the information centers. For information on commercial canoeing and rafting operations on the Kootenay River, contact the Western Canadian River Assn. The telephone number is 403-470-0072 or the Kootenay River Runners at 250-347-9210
|Front Country Camping
Redstreak Campground: 242 serviced sites. Located just north of the town of Radium Hotsprings at the southern entrance to the park. The campground has flush toilets, showers and a trailer dump.
McLeod Meadows: 98 unserviced sites. Located in the south of the park north of Sinclaire Pass. The campground has flush toilets and a trailer dump.
Mable Canyon: 61 unserviced sites. Located at Crooks Meadows in the south central region of the park. The campgound has flush toilets and a trailer dump.
Dolley Varden: (Fall, Winter, Spring) Located in the parks northern region just south of Vermillion Pass. The campground has vault toilets.
Winter Camping: Dolly Varden is open for camping in the winter.
Reservations can be made through the parks website via Parks Canada Camping
There are no hostels in Kootenay National Park. You will find hostels nearby in the other Rocky Mountain Parks, Banff, Jasper and Yoho.
is one of Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks. It is
one of the four national parks, (Jasper, Banff, Kootenay
& Yoho) that were declared a World Heritage Site in
1985 by the United National Educational Scientific and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Large numbers of elk,
bighorn sheep, mule deer and other large animals live in
the park. Of course, this includes their predators such
as grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves and wolverines.
Kootenay National Park is one of the great protected
ecosystems remaining in the Rocky Mountains.
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