Enjoy the thrill of the open road on a 90-minute scenic drive through the mountains or stop and explore more of what the park has to offer. Enjoy backcountry camping along a multi-day trail in the Rockies or relax in one of three frontcountry campgrounds. Soak in the hot mineral waters of the Radium Hot Springs Stretch your legs on a half-hour self-guided interpretive walk or push yourself to the limit on an epic day-long trail excursion.

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

    One of British Columbia's top natural Hot Springs is found in Kootenay National Park. 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 available at the Pleiades Spa.

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