Kootenay National Park
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself”Amelia Earhart
Welcome to Kootenay!
Kootenay is 1 of the 4 Rocky Mountain National Parks, along with Banff, Jasper, and Yoho.
Kootenay is home to waterfalls, glaciers, caves, fossils, and canyons. Due to its beautiful geography, the park has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
The park experienced a massive wildfire in 2003 which burned approximately 17,000 hectares of the Rocky Mountains – you can now find the burn scarred landscape and scorched trees all over the park.
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Explore National Parks Nearby
Banff National Park
The beautiful Banff National Park is located only half an hour from Kootenay. Banff is the crown jewel of the Rockies and is home to some fabulous hiking trails. Don’t forget to check out Kananaskis Country while you’re in Banff!
Yoho National Park
Yoho is located about an hour away from Kootenay National Park. Yoho is the “hidden gem” of the Rocky Mountain National Parks and experiences significantly less visitors than Banff and Jasper.
Jasper National Park
Jasper is located about 3 hours and 15 minutes from Kootenay National Park. To get to Jasper you’ll need to drive the Icefields Parkway; one of the most beautiful drives in the world!
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