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..

AVALANCHE SEASON IS HERE

Know before you go! Please visit avalanche.pc.gc.ca for the latest avalanche conditions. You can consult our staff at pc.kootenayinfo-infokootenay.pc@canada.ca for further advice on safe trails. Ice climbers and skiers alike should carefully consider their exposure to overhead terrain.

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Have you been hiking in the last few days? Share a few pictures with us as well as your impressions. This will help us keep this report accurate for other hikers: pc.kootenayinfo-infokootenay.pc@canada.ca

Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Closed. 29-07-2020: Construction work in progress;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Fair. 06-08-2020: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Good. 29-07-2020: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop Hazardous conditions. 06-08-2020: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Trail washed out in sections; Bridge(s) out; Dangerous fords; Caution; Challenging route ; Deadfall on trail; Extensive trail erosion; Grizzly bear(s) in area; High water levels at stream crossings; 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.; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake Good. 06-08-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Fair. 06-08-2020: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Hector Gorge Trail Fair. 06-08-2020: Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail;  
Moderate Dolly Varden Trail Fair. 06-08-2020: Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail;  
Easy East Kootenay Trail Fair. 06-08-2020: Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail;  
Easy West Kootenay Trail Fair. 06-08-2020: Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail;  

Rockwall Trail Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Good. 06-08-2020: 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 Good. 06-08-2020: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Ochre Creek Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Rockwall Pass Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Helmet Creek Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Fair. 06-08-2020: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail;  

Vermillion River Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Good. 29-07-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Closed. 29-07-2020: Maintenance work in progress; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Verdant Creek to Redearth Pass Closed. 29-07-2020: Maintenance work in progress; Trail details
Difficult Hawk Creek/Ball Pass Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Stay on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Good. 06-08-2020: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Good. 06-08-2020: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Good. 06-08-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Stay on trail; Trail details