What To Bring
The weather in Kootenay National Park is pleasant, but can change rapidly. Average daytime highs from May to September range from 16° to 23° Celsius with overnight dropping as low as zero. Come prepared and you’ll have a great time.
- *tent, tent fly, groundsheet
- *tarpaulin, support poles and ropes
- *sleeping mat
- warm sleeping bag
- extra blankets
- axe or hatchet (to make kindling from firewood)
- screened eating shelter (optional: to avoid insects)
*Not required for oTENTik guests.
- clothes (bring various layers, including sweaters and insulated layers to help you dress for the weather)
- waterproof clothing (jackets and pants)
- hats and mitts or gloves
- hiking boots and camp shoes (sandals or runners)
- flashlight or headlamps with extra batteries
- water bottle
- sunglasses and sunscreen
- insect repellent
- hand sanitizer
- *food and drink
- mess kit (reusable plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, utensils)
- cooking pot, frying pan and aluminum foil
- cutting board, knife and a large bowl
- waterproof matches / lighter
- tongs and/or oven mitts
- dish cloth, dish towel and scrubber
- dishpan and biodegradable dish soap
- reusable plastic tablecloth
- paper towels
- garbage bags
- large water jug
*There are no convenience stores in Kootenay’s campgrounds, however, there is a small grocery store 2 km from Redstreak Campground in the Village of Radium Hot Springs.
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