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Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park was established in 1920 and was declared a World Heritage site in 1984. "Kootenay" is a native word meaning "people from beyond the hills".



The park is located in the southwestern region of the Rocky Mountains and covers an area of 1406 square kilometers (543 sq miles). Kootenay National Park features three major campsites, Redstreak, McLeod Meadows and Crook's Meadow. There are 11 maintained picnic areas, many have fire rings, firewood and kitchen shelters. Picnic tables, water & wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are available at all sites.

The famous Radium Hot Springs pools are located within the park, along with a large resident herd of Bighorn Sheep. There are also more than 200 kilometers of hiking and cross country ski trails for your enjoyment.

In the off season, information can be obtained from the
Kootenay National Park administration office @ 250-347-9615.
From June to September contact the
KNP info center, located at the western entrance to the park @ 250-347-9505 or
email kootenay.reception@pc.gc.ca

For more detailed information please visit Kootenay National Park

Map of Kootenay National Park Location