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.

General conditions

While on the trails, please behave responsibly and practice physical distancing. Where possible, create two metres distance between you and other people by stepping to the side and not following directly behind the person or group in front of you. Safety is a shared responsibility. Let’s work together to keep Kootenay National Park safe..

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Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Fresh snow; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Fair. 13-10-2020: Fresh snow; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Closed. 13-10-2020: Construction work in progress;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop Hazardous conditions. 13-10-2020: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Trail washed out in sections; Bridge(s) out; Caution; Challenging route ; Deadfall on trail; Extensive trail erosion; Grizzly bear(s) in area; Numerous trees down on trail; Route finding skills essential; Unmaintained trail; Seasonal Restriction: Hiking parties must be in a group size of four or more. The maximum distance between two individuals must not exceed 3 metres and should be less when sight or hearing is reduced by the physical surroundings. Each hiking party should carry bear spray with them; Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Hector Gorge Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Numerous trees down on trail; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Dolly Varden Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy East Kootenay Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Numerous trees down on trail; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy West Kootenay Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Numerous trees down on trail; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections;  

Rockwall Trail Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
N.A. Numa Creek Trail Closed for maintenance. 06-08-2020: Bridge(s) out; Construction work in progress; Trail details
Difficult Numa Pass Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail;  
Moderate Ochre Creek Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Rockwall Pass Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Helmet Creek Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Mud and snow at higher elevations. 13-10-2020: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail;  

Vermillion River Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Hazardous conditions. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Backcountry travel not recommended; Bridge(s) out; Caution; Challenging route ; Dangerous fords; Excellent routefinding imperative. Do not travel in poor visibility; Hazardous trees; Not recommended; Numerous trees down on trail; Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Trail washed out in sections; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Verdant Creek to Redearth Pass Hazardous conditions. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Backcountry travel not recommended; Bridge(s) out; Caution; Challenging route ; Dangerous fords; Excellent routefinding imperative. Do not travel in poor visibility; Hazardous trees; Not recommended; Numerous trees down on trail; Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Trail washed out in sections; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Difficult Hawk Creek/Ball Pass Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Fair. 13-10-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Fresh snow; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details