Nature and science
From grasslands and glaciers to narrow canyons and extensive mountain ridges, Kootenay National Park is a land of contrasts. In summer, brilliant fields of fuchsia fireweed mark where naturally occurring wildfires once raged. These sites provide important habitat for bears, lynx, and moose and offer visitors a look into the forest’s regeneration process.
We are working to maintain and restore the park’s ecological health to ensure that Kootenay National Park remains intact for future generations: