Kootenay National Park

oTENTiks

Now available at Redstreak Campground

A couple enjoys a Otentik in Redstreak Campground © Parks Canada
Traditional fire pits offer the authenticity of eating and cooking outdoors © Parks Canada

This summer, Parks Canada is making your camping experience in Kootenay National Park effortless and memorable!

Exclusive to Canada’s national parks and national historic sites, ten 6 x 7 metre (19 x 24 foot) oTENTiks are have been installed in Redstreak Campground. Part tent, part cabin, each oTENTik sleeps up to six people and includes homey comforts such as high density foam mattresses for a restful sleep, raised wooden floors and a spacious indoor sitting area for late night card games. Under-the-bed storage provides extra space for outdoor gear, while unzipping windows, screens and a fibreglass door ensure comfort and security. Picnic tables and traditional fire pits offer the authenticity of eating and cooking outdoors surrounded by incredible mountain views and arid grasslands. Campground amenities, including grey water sinks, cook shelters, food storage areas and washrooms are easily accessible and can be found close to each unit.

Located within walking distance of the Village of Radium and the Radium Hot Springs pools, Redstreak Campground provides the ideal mix of camping and outdoor adventure. Wake up to the sounds of nature, take a dip in the hot springs, explore some of the nearby hiking trails, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant or cook a traditional meal over the campfire. Don’t forget to join the Parks Canada’s interpreters for an evening program at the campground theatre.

However you plan to explore the park, Parks Canada’s new oTENTiks make summer camping easy. 

How to Book

The oTENTiks are now closed for the season. Beginning April 4, 2014 reservations for the oTENTiks can be made by visiting Parks Canada Reservation Service or by calling 1-877-737-3783.

Accommodation Fee

$120/night (includes GST).

What to Bring

Bedding and/or sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, camping stove, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, towels, flashlight, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, food, drinks, water containers, an axe, matches or lighter and a dining tent.

Special requirements in a national park:

  • To prevent wildlife incidents, no food preparation, food or drink storage, eating, drinking, or cooking is allowed inside the tent. All food, dishes and cooking items must be stored in the bear proof lockers or in visitors personal vehicles 
  • Smoking is not permitted within the oTENTiks 
  • Pets are not permitted in the oTENTiks

Family playing cards inside an oTENTik
Each oTENTik includes homey comforts such as high density foam mattresses for a restful sleep, raised wooden floors and an indoor sitting area for late night card games. © Parks Canada