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 Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Closed. 27-03-2021: Construction work in progress;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 15-04-2021: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: Snowbound; Not recommended; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Unmaintained trail; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake Closed. 15-04-2021: Construction work in progress; 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 15-04-2021: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Spring conditions 15-04-2021: 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. 27-03-2021: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Trail details
Difficult Numa Pass Trail Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: 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. 15-04-2021: Snow covered; Snowshoeing recommended; Avalanche risk: Complex class 3 - top part of Ochre Creek trail and beyond is avalanche prone. No avalanche risk the first 3.2 kms.Stop before first large avalanche path; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Rockwall Pass Trail Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Helmet Creek Trail Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel;  

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 Snow covered with icy sections. 15-04-2021: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: 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. 15-04-2021: 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. 15-04-2021: Snowbound; Backcountry travel not recommended; Avalanche danger - Complex Class 3; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Winter conditions. 15-04-2021: 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 16-04-2021: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Icy conditions 16-04-2021: 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 16-04-2021: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details