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Kootenay National Park: A place of contrasts and extremes

Glacier streams and hot springs can be found in this park
Kootenay National Park is easily accessible from Golden, B.C. (Black Press Media photo)

Kootenay National Park is one of six national parks within an easy drive of Golden, B.C.

It’s known for Radium Hotsprings, the continental divide, Marble Canyon, the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint and more.

Two rivers flow in the park, the Kootenay River and the Vermillion River.

The peak visiting season is from June to September, although the park is generally open all year with some limited winter camping.

Kootenay National Park was closed to the public during the COVID-19 crisis. Be sure to check this website to determine accessibility when planning your future trip.


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