Highway 93 South runs through the centre of Kootenay National Park and is the only major route into the park. It’s accessible via Highway 1, the Trans-Canada, from Banff, Alberta approximately 40 kilometres to the east, or via Highway 95 at Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Full amenities are available in the village of Radium Hot Springs, just outside the park’s west entrance.

Getting here

Location

Visitor Centre
7556 Main Street East
Radium Hot Springs BC V0A 1M0

 
By car

Highway 93 South (also called the Banff-Windermere Highway) runs 94 km through the centre of the park. It is the only major route and can be accessed from Banff National Park to the east and Radium Hot Springs to the west. Vehicle rentals are available in Invermere, B.C. as well as in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta.

By bus

Both Vancouver and Calgary have regular Greyhound bus service to the nearby towns of Golden, B.C. and Banff, AB. Contact Greyhound Canada for details. There is no public transportation in Kootenay National Park. Most people travel in a personal vehicle inside the park.

By air

Calgary and Vancouver are the closest airports serviced by major national and international carriers. Connections may be made to Cranbrook, 145 km south of Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Airport shuttles from Calgary, Alberta are available to Lake Louise and Banff near the park's east entrance.

Hours of operation

The park is open year-round.  Visitor services are available mid-May to mid-October.  Visitor Centre

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply. Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Gift Shop Gift shop
Picnic Area Picnic area
Bus parking
Information Information
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Restrooms Restrooms