Things to do
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.
Visiting with young children? Explore with Club Parka!
The Club Parka booklet invites kids to explore, learn and have fun! Once activities are completed, they'll receive a reward! The booklets are available on site.Learn more about Parka and download other activities!
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.
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.
Sample all of Kootenay National Park in a single day with a drive along the 94-kilometre Banff-Windermere Highway. Download the new Explora Kootenay App from iTunes or Google Play and enjoy a guided audio tour of one of BC’s most scenic highways.
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.