Discover the Kootenay Rockies

Kootenay National Park covers a good portion of the southeastern region of the Canadian Rockies and is located north of Radium to Springs. It’s the place to spend your days exploring the canyon, relaxing in the hot springs, and enjoying a variety of recreational activities around the Paint Pods. The park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 but you can venture beyond the park to visit ghost towns and communities nearby.

For many visitors, a trip to the Kootenay Rockies is a journey into the wild. It offers a wealth of opportunities to go backcountry hiking and you can enjoy a kayaking adventure or biking tour in natural territory. Relax in some of the world’s most beautiful mineral pools and hot springs or attend some of the seasonal events and festivals in the region for a taste of local culture. Many towns around the region are home to art galleries and other cultural attractions.

Kootenay National Park in BC


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Discover the vibrant arts and cultural scene in East Kootenay, the charming communities of West Kootenay or head off on your own craft beer excursion as you travel the BC Ale Trail during your visit.

Several destinations around the Kootenay Rockies are perfect for a road trip and can give you a chance to reconnect with nature, learn about local culture, and enjoy some new experiences.

National Parks Around the Kootenay Rockies

You can spend your days exploring four national parks in the Kootenay Rockies region, including Kootenay National Park, Yoho, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier. Kootenay National Park is famous for its hot springs and offers a wealth of outdoor activities year round.

Enjoy hiking trails, picnicking by the lake, forest excursions and water activities at other parks around the Kootenay Rockies.

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Skiing and Snowboarding in the Kootenay Rockies

Cat-skiing, heli-skiing, and traditional ski and snowboarding activities are a main event around the Kootenay Rockies during the winter months. Ride up the mountain in a snowcat or land on top of a mountain by helicopter to ski down the slopes.

You’ll find dozens of ski slopes around the area as well as lodges serving up hot drinks and comfort food to enjoy after a day of fun.

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