Kootenay National Park is a hiking and sightseeing mecca in the Canadian Rockies. A hidden gem, you won’t find the crowds of Banff National Park here. But you will find spectacular scenery!
From multi-day backcountry hiking trips, to a glacier-filled day on the trails, to roadside stops and viewpoints, there is so much to see in Kootenay National Park.
Nearby National Parks
The Columbia Valley is a few hours drive from some of the world’s most coveted sights! Take a day trip to one of the nearby mountain national parks.
Yoho National Park
Yoho is a treasure of the Mountain National Parks! Explore the large trail system of beginner to advanced trails, check out the Natural Bridge, or rent a canoe at Emerald Lake.
A day trip to Yoho National Park is the perfect opportunity to drive the Golden Triangle Route from Radium Hot Springs.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
A scenic 90 minutes from Radium Hot Springs, the gateway of the Columbia Valley, leads to the famous sights of Banff National Park. Stroll through town and eat a beaver tail, hike a famous peak, or hit memorable viewpoints.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Glacier National Park is a beautiful day trip destination for longer day hikes, mountaineering, and ski touring.