Welcome to Kootenay National Park
Kootenay is the the only national park in Canada to contain both glaciers and cacti. From BC you can create a fine driving loop via Kootenay and Yoho National Parks; many of the top sights are easily reached by car.The very remote Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park offers true adventurers a remarkable wilderness experience
Top experiences in Kootenay National Park
Kootenay National Park activities
Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
Your full-day hiking tour begins with a convenient pickup. Meet your guide, double-knot your laces and set off into the wilderness with your optional hiking poles in tow. Learn fascinating interpretive facts about the area along the way and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch (see Itinerary section below for menu). At the end of your hike, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel. Hiking ScheduleSunday - Kootenay National Park TrailsTravel to three short hiking trails within Kootenay National Park such as Vista Lake, Marble Canyon, Numa Falls, Paint Pots, and Fireweed Loops. Enjoy connecting with nature with a variety of different views of the National Park. This trip is ideal for families and first time hikers!Return Distance: 4.5 miles (8km)Elevation Gain: 492 feet (150 meters) Monday and Saturday - Larch ValleyBeginning from the Valley of Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, this scenic trail is not for the faint of heart, as there are sometimes bears in the area. But the brave are rewarded with unforgettable views on the ascent through the Larch Forest, to Sentinel Pass. Adventurous nature lovers will like this moderate 5-hour climb. Return Distance: 5.6 miles (9 km) Elevation: 1,500 feet (465 meters) Tuesday and Thursday - Stanley GlacierThis trail takes you through the regrowth of the tragic 1960s and 2003 fires, so you can see new life emerging in this once blackened forest. See stunning views of Stanley Glacier sliding down the side of Mt Stanley as well as Peyto Lake. This is a great hike for those seeking a relatively easy 4-hour stroll through beautiful scenery. Return Distance: 5.25 miles (8.4 km) Elevation: 1,285 feet (395 meters) Wednesday and Friday - Plain of Six GlaciersBegin on the shores of picturesque Lake Louise, then rise up a mountain for breathtaking views of the emerald lake from above and surrounding valleys and peaks, and in the distance, Peyto Lake. Stop at the teahouse for cakes and tea (own expense). People wanting a challenge with rewarding views will dig this moderate 4-hour hike. Return Distance: 6.6 miles (10.6 km) Elevation: 1,110 feet (340 meters) Please Note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from June through to September. Early and late season itinerary changes may apply during the month of June. During early season (June), tour does not offer pickups or drop-offs in Lake Louise. July 1st onwards, pickups and drop-offs are available in Lake Louise on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Lake Louise Winterland from Banff
Enroute to Lake Louise, you'll make a side-trip into Kootenay National Park for an easy walk along the edge of Marble Canyon, one of the deepest and narrowest canyons in the Rockies. At Lake Louise you can walk along the frozen lake shore, rent some ice skates and skate on the lake, join your guide for a bit of snowshoeing, or take a horse drawn sleigh ride across the lake and back. (not included) Or if you prefer to look at the magnificence of the Victoria Glacier from the comfort of a warm chair, why not enjoy some lunch or tea inside the Chateau Lake Louise. On the way to and from Lake Louise, take in the incredible views of the Rockies' and learn all about Banff's colourful natural and human history from one of Banff's best interpretive guides.
Multi-Day Canadian Rocky Mountain Camping Adventure
This 9-day Rocky Mountain camping adventure tour is ideal for everyone, featuring flexible adventure activities that allow you to challenge your inner athlete, all while you relax and enjoy the scenery.Explore lands tamed only by the glaciers that swept across them, and witness the final battle between ice and rock on the Icefields Parkway. Try your hand at photography among some of the world's most iconic landscapes or experience deep relaxation while breathing the lightly spruce scented air. Enjoy a scenic float or choose a wild ride down the legendary Kicking Horse River and explore endless alpine meadows and panoramic ridges. Stand below towering waterfalls, then lounge on a stage set lake shore and gorge on a delectable spread of local foods. You'll even ride horses or board a scenic train in Jasper. Get the ultimate view and an even better story to take home. Warm up to the mountains in the Kananaskis highlands, experience the characteristic Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park, and see where glaciers meet mountains in Jasper National Park. Then head West, where you'll explore the hidden treasures of Yoho National Park and Kootenay National Park, renown for its abundant wildlife. Camping with new friends in jaw dropping scenery puts a nice cherry on top for this Rocky Mountain adventure tour. Just don't forget your camera.