A cairn at Kootenae House National Historic Site marks where the Ktunaxa people traded with the North West Company in the 1800s and celebrated explorer David Thompson launched expeditions to survey the majestic Columbia River.

Getting here


9498 Wilmer Road
Athalmer BC V0A 1A0

By car

Turn west from B.C. Highway 95/93 at the Invermere turnoff. Turn right onto Panorama Drive and right again onto the road to Wilmer. Kootenae House National Historic Site is less than a kilometre along this road.

Hours of operation

Always open. The site may be inaccessible in the winter due to snow.

Free admission

Facilities and services

Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking