Plan your visit
Highway 93 South runs through the centre of Kootenay National Park and is the only major route into the park. It’s accessible via Highway 1, the Trans-Canada, from Banff, Alberta approximately 40 kilometres to the east, or via Highway 95 at Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Full amenities are available in the village of Radium Hot Springs, just outside the park’s west entrance.
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Highway 93 South (also called the Banff-Windermere Highway) runs 94 km through the centre of the park. It is the only major route and can be accessed from Banff National Park to the east and Radium Hot Springs to the west. Vehicle rentals are available in Invermere, B.C. as well as in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta.
Both Vancouver and Calgary have regular Greyhound bus service to the nearby towns of Golden, B.C. and Banff, AB. Contact Greyhound Canada for details. There is no public transportation in Kootenay National Park. Most people travel in a personal vehicle inside the park.
Calgary and Vancouver are the closest airports serviced by major national and international carriers. Connections may be made to Cranbrook, 145 km south of Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Airport shuttles from Calgary, Alberta are available to Lake Louise and Banff near the park's east entrance.
Hours of operationThe park is open year-round. Visitor services are available mid-May to mid-October. Visitor Centre
Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply. Detailed fees list