Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

Enjoy the thrill of the open road on a scenic drive through the Rockies and experience something new around every curve. Stop along the way to explore what the park has to offer. Enjoy backcountry camping on a multi-day trek or relax in one of three frontcountry campgrounds. Soak in the hot mineral waters of Radium Hot Springs. Enjoy a scenic picnic or challenge yourself to a full-day hike with rewarding views. Kootenay National Park has something for everyone!

2020 is Kootenay National Park’s 100th birthday!

Come celebrate the park’s centennial! Throughout 2020 there will be many ways to celebrate including events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Discover what makes Kootenay National Park such a special place.

Learn more about centennial events and activities!


  • Guided hikes to the Burgess Shale fossils

    Join a knowledgeable guide as you hike through a forest naturally regenerating after wildfire en route to the Stanley Glacier fossil site. Here, the remains of unique and sometimes bizarre sea creatures reveal the mysteries of early life on Earth.

  • ​Camp in style with oTENTiks

    Cook dinner over an open campfire, roast marshmallows beneath the starry sky, then enjoy the comforts of home when you turn in for the night in your oTENTik, a combination tent and cabin.

  • Soak in the hot mineral waters of the Radium Hot Springs

    Enjoy one of British Columbia's top natural hot springs! This family friendly facility offers plenty of space to relax. Soak in the expansive hot pool or cool off with the kids in the swimming pool. Day spa services are available at the Pleiades Spa.

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