Driving the Kootenay Parkway
Starting at Radium Hot Springs in the south or the Banff / Kootenay National Park boundary in the north, a drive along the scenic 94 km Kootenay Parkway (Hwy 93 South) is the best way to see a sampling the whole park in one day. Allow time for stops at points of interest, picnic sites and short trails.
Driving mountain roads in winter demands special attention. Road conditions can change quickly. Snow tires, all season radials, or chains are required by law on the Kootenay Parkway. The road is maintained by park highway crews. Occasionally it may be temporarily closed for avalanche control or during unusually dangerous conditions. It is recommended to equip your vehicle with a shovel, flashlight, blanket, snack and extra warm clothing. Cell phone reception is not reliable through the park.
Drive BC - Road Conditions