Established in 1920 as part of an agreement to build a new road across the Rockies, Kootenay National Park is a place of unique contrasts, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs. Take a 60-minute scenic drive and discover a new surprise around every bend. Spend the day exploring deep canyons and tumbling waterfalls just a short stroll from the road. Or, plan a vacation traversing the park’s backcountry trails.

Featured things to do

Free admission day
Spend a day exploring—it’s on us! We will be offering one free admission day on November, 23, 2018.

Hours of operation

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

Visitor Centre
Map

Fees

Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply.

Detailed fees list

Contact us

Mid-May to mid-October 
Telephone:
250-347-9505 
Email:
kootenay.info@pc.gc.ca

Year-round
Toll-free:
1-888-773-8888
Email:
information@pc.gc.ca

Discover Parks Canada in 2018!

Parks Canada invites families to explore Canada’s most amazing destinations. Free admission for youth aged 17 and under!

Order your 2018 Discovery Pass

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    Banff National Park

    Founded in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park and part of the first national park system in the world. With its soaring peaks, azure lakes and abundant wildlife, this Rocky Mountain park attracts millions of visitors every year.

  • Jasper National Park

    Jasper astonishes visitors with its vast wilderness, dotted with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, mountains and deep-cut canyons. Hike, paddle, swim, ski, fish, and take in soothing hot springs, scenic drives and extraordinary wildlife.

  • Rogers Pass National Historic Site

    Discover the role Rogers Pass played in the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway. Follow an abandoned rail line to the ruins of a Victorian-era resort, where legendary Swiss mountain guides forged popular trails and climbing routes.