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

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Good. 06-05-2021: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Fair. 06-05-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Good. 06-05-2021: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Good. 06-05-2021: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Fair. 06-05-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Fair. 06-05-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Fair. 06-05-2021: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Poor. 06-05-2021: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Fair. 06-05-2021: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop Snow covered with wet, muddy and slippery sections. 06-05-2021: 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; Snowbound; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake Closed. 06-05-2021: Grizzly and black bears frequenting the area; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Spring conditions 06-05-2021: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Spring conditions 06-05-2021: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Snow covered sections; Trail details

Rockwall Trail Area

CAUTION! Avalanche danger You are responsible for your own safety. These trails are in avalanche terrain from November-June. Your group should be prepared with the appropriate knowledge, skills and equipment. For more information on winter travel and how to stay safe in the mountains, visit parksmountainsafety.ca or contact the Lake Louise Visitor Centre (403) 522-1264.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Numa Creek Trail Closed. 06-05-2021: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Spring conditions 06-05-2021: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Trail details
Difficult Numa Pass Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Numa trail access closed;  
Moderate Ochre Creek Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Numa trail access closed; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Rockwall Pass Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Numa trail access closed; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Helmet Creek Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Numa trail access closed; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Numa trail access closed;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Numa trail access closed;  

Vermillion River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Fair. 06-05-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Verdant Creek to Redearth Pass Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Difficult Hawk Creek/Ball Pass Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Winter conditions. 06-05-2021: Snow covered; Avalanche risk: Complex Class 3 - top half of trail crosses numerous avalanche paths. Lower section safe to 2.4 km. Stop at bridge over Stanley Creek; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Icy conditions 06-05-2021: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Icy conditions 06-05-2021: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Icy conditions 06-05-2021: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details