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Facts and Figures

Located: Western Canada map
Founded: 1920
Size: 1406 sq.km. (543 sq.mi.)
Part of: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site

Features and Highlights

Kootenay National Park of Canada

Vermilion Crossing © Parks Canada / Alan Dibb

From cactus to glacier
Established in 1920, Kootenay National Park represents the south-western region of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. From glacier-clad peaks along the Continental Divide to the semi-arid grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Trench, where cactus grows, this park is home to a rich diversity of landscapes and ecology. Learn More
 

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