kootenay national park Trails

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Kootenay Parkway: Bow Valley to Radium Hot Springs :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

The Kootenay Parkway is a 100-kilometer (60-mile) drive through Kootenay National Park, one of BC’s two Rocky Mountain national parks. Although lesser known than Banff National Park to the east, Kootenay is every bit as beautiful. Along the way, High

Juniper Trail :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

This short trail leads you through cool forest to Sinclair Falls and one of the driest sections of Kootenay National Park, which offers views of the Columbia Valley. For an interpretive trail, this hike is surprisingly steep in places. But if you pla

Dog Lake Trail :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

This gentle walk ends at Dog Lake with a view of Mount Harkin. The lake is definitely a “dog” compared with others in Kootenay National Park, but this gentle walk in the woods is great for working off a big picnic dinner. The trail’s first 900 mete

Great Divide Trail: Highway 93 to Helmet Falls Campground :: Banff, AB

Strenuous climbs over several passes on an excellent trail. Welcome to the Rockwall trail in Kootenay National Park. This is a busy but extremely gorgeous backcountry hiking destination. During some years the snow does not completely vanish from the

Great Divide Trail: Mount Assiniboine to Sunshine :: Banff, AB

Moderate hiking on good trail with a long climb over Citadel Pass. Rolling alpine meadows are the hallmark of this leg of the GDT. You wander alongside Og Creek the length of an impressive meadow with good views over your shoulder of Mount Assiniboin

West Kootenay Trail :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

Follow this well-maintained fire road to the Kootenay National Park boundary. If you’re looking for a quiet place to fish, you can continue about 1.0 kilometer to an old bridge over the Kootenay River. There are no mountain views whatsoever on this t

The Rockwall :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

This premier hike passes one of the highest waterfalls in the country before you reach a 30-kilometer trail that traverses beneath the Rockwall’s extraordinary 53-kilometer-long limestone cliffs and hanging glaciers. You’ll climb three alpine passes

Stanley Glacier :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

A moderate climb to the hanging valley of Stanley Glacier. This trail differs in two ways from many of the other short hikes open in June in Kootenay National Park. Unlike other low-elevation trails, Stanley Glacier provides breathtaking views of Sta