• General oTENTik information

    Operating season (nights):
    • May 3 to October 8, 2018
    Reservable period (nights):
    • May 10 to October 8, 2018
    Reservable percentage:
    • 100% reservable.
    Kiosk hours:
    • 8 am to 9 pm.
    After hours registration:
    • Visitors who have made a reservation for an oTENTik but who will be arriving after regular hours of operation or during the shoulder season must contact the Park directly at 250-347-2202 at least 2 days prior to their arrival in order to obtain specific registration instructions.
    • Lock box oTENTik code: 6827
    Check in time:
    • Any time after 3 pm.
    • Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of the park while waiting for their oTENTik to become vacant (a valid national park entry pass is required).
    Check out time:
    • Before 11 am.
    Quiet hours:
    • 11 pm to 7 am.
    Minimum length of stay:
    • 1 night between Monday-Thursday.
    • 2 nights for weekends (Friday-Saturday).
    • 3 nights for long weekends during peak season.
    Maximum length of stay:
    • 14 nights
    Maximum persons per accommodation:
    • 6 people
    Maximum vehicles per accommodation:
    • 1 vehicle
    Extra camping units allowed beside the accommodation:
    • No additional camping units are allowed.
    Cooking / Food preparation:
    • To prevent wildlife incidents, no food preparation, food or drink storage, eating, drinking, or cooking is allowed inside the tent. All food, dishes and cooking items must be stored in the bear proof lockers or in visitors’ personal vehicles.
    Electricity available:
    • There are no electrical outlets in the oTENTiks. Lighting is provided in the form of a battery powered lantern.
    Fire policy:
    • In order to have a campfire, a fire permit is required. Buy your permit at the kiosk.
    • Firewood is provided with a Fire Permit; please do not transport firewood into the National Parks.
    Alcohol policy:
    • There is an alcohol ban on all long weekends: Victoria Day, May 19 - 22; Canada Day, June 30 – July 3; Civic Holiday, August 4 - 7; and Labour Day, September 1 - 4.
    Pet policy:
    • No pets are allowed in the oTENTiks.
    Internet/Wi-Fi access:
    • There is no internet access in the oTENTiks.

    Accommodation locations:

    • Redstreak campground:
      • Located 2.5 km above the village of Radium Hot Springs.The village of Radium, British Columbia, and entrance to Redstreak campground are located 16 km north of the town of Invermere, and 105 km south of Golden, British Columbia. It is located at the junction of Highway 95 and Highway 93, in the Columbia River valley, between the Columbia river and Kootenay National Park.
      • To Radium, BC from Calgary, Alberta:
        • One way distance in km: 260
        • Distance in miles: 162
        • Travel time @ 90 km/hr: 2 hrs 53 mins

      • To Radium, BC from Vancouver, BC:
        • One way distance in km: 818
        • Distance in miles: 508
        • Travel time @ 90 km/hr: 9 hrs 5 mins

      • Redstreak campground geographic coordinates:
        • Latitude: 50.6249037
        • Longitude: -116.0600304

    Roofed Accommodation description:

    • Part tent, part cabin, each oTENTik sleeps up to six people and includes homey comforts such as high density foam mattresses for a restful sleep, raised wooden floors and a spacious indoor sitting area for late night card games. Under-the-bed storage provides extra space for outdoor gear, while unzipping windows, screens and a fibreglass door ensure comfort and security. Picnic tables and traditional fire pits offer the authenticity of eating and cooking outdoors surrounded by incredible mountain views and arid grasslands. Campground amenities, including grey water sinks, cook shelters, food storage areas and washrooms are easily accessible and can be found close to each unit.

    What to bring:

    • Bedding and/or sleeping bags
    • Blankets and pillows
    • camping stove
    • Pots, pans, dishes, cutlery
    • Towels
    • Flashlights
    • Rain gear
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Food and drinks
    • Water containers
    • An axe
    • Matches or a lighter for lighting the outdoor fire pit
    • Dining tent
  • Fees

    For information regarding camping fees for Kootenay National Park please see our Fees page.

  • If there is no vacancy for your dates:

    • 2 semi-serviced campgrounds – McLeod Meadows and Marble Canyon – are first-come, first serviced. Call to check the current availability of first-come, first-served sites. Visitor Reception Center: 250-347-9505.
    • Callers may contact the Radium Chamber of Commerce for information on the many private campgrounds in the region: 250-347-9331.
  • Require additional information?

    Reservation service:

    General park information:

    • Telephone: 1-888-773-8888
      • 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, April to September
      • 10 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, October to March
    • information@pc.gc.ca

    For information and reservations specifically for backcountry camping:

    • 250-347-9505

    For information and reservations for group camping:

    • Located at Crooks Meadows in Kootenay National Park (100 km from Lake Louise and 34 km from Radium Hot Springs). 20 people minimum. 60 people maximum. Pit toilets only - no showers. Minimum one week notice as potable water has to be hauled into the site. Group camping in this site has to be registered non profit groups.
    • 403-522-1203

    Terms and definitions

    Guests select the specific campsite or accommodation when they make their reservation. All front-country camping reservations made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (PCRS) are site-specific reservations.
    Operating Season (Nights)
    The "Operating Season" is the nights that the campground is open. Sometimes the campgrounds are open for longer than the period for which they accept reservations. Any dates of the "Operating Season" outside of the "Reservable Period" are dates that the campground operates on a first come, first served basis only.
    Reservable Period (Nights)
    The "Reservable Period" is the nights for which you can make a camping or accommodation reservation. Note that many campgrounds may be open longer than this period, and operate outside of these dates on a first-come, first-served basis.
    The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
    Car, truck, motorcycle, truck-camper, motorhome, or recreational vehicle. A motor home pulling another vehicle may count as two vehicles.
    Camping Unit
    Tent, tent-trailer, truck-camper, trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome or recreational vehicle.
    Serviced Site

    Refers to a campsite offering either electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups or any combination of these services directly on the campsite. Fully-serviced sites offer electrical, potable water, and sewer hook-ups. "Unserviced" sites do not offer any of these hook-ups.

    The terms "serviced" and "unserviced" refer to the individual campsites; they do not refer to the washroom facilities or other amenities available at the campground.

    Drive-through Site
    Campsite where the driver does not have to reverse their vehicle to exit (there is a separate entrance and exit to the individual campsite). Ideal for larger vehicles and trailers.
    Walk-in Site
    Campsite which requires some degree of walking to access the site, and therefore requires a tent. Vehicle will be parked a short distance away.
    Overflow Site
    Overflow campsites vary from park to park, and may range from a paved area to park a camping unit (not generally suitable for tents) to a more traditional, grassy site. They are unserviced and are not reservable.
    Accessible Site
    A campsite which is accessible to guests with limited mobility.

    A designated structure for campfires located on a campsite. Check availability, as not all campsites offer a fire pit. In some parks, a fire permit is required to have a fire.

    In some parks, only communal firepits are available, and access is shared with other guests.

    Fire permit
    In some campgrounds, guests will require a valid fire permit to have a campfire. A fire permit may include firewood. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
    In some campgrounds firewood is sold by the bundle, whereas in others a fire permit may give the holder access to the campground wood pile. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
    First-come, First-served Site
    Campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis only. These sites are only available to guests who are physically located at the campground. These sites cannot be registered over the telephone or on-line. These campsites may be available for only 1 night or for multiple nights depending on availability.
    Shoulder Season
    Shoulder season refers to the season before and after the peak season. While many campgrounds remain open outside of their peak season, the services offered during this period may be limited (please check with the park for more details).
    Entrance Pass
    A valid National Park Entrance Pass is required for all visitors to National Parks that have entry fees.
    Daily Entrance Pass
    A daily entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park on a per day basis for the period of time indicated.
    Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
    An annual or seasonal entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park for the period of time indicated.
    Parks Canada Discovery Pass
    The Parks Canada Discovery Pass permits visitors unlimited entry to the participating Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada, for a period of 12 months.