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Kootenay National Park’s Best Day Hikes

Find canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers that too often go overlooked.

Hiking Easy, Moderate, Difficult

Floe Lake
Floe Lake Photo: Adam Kahtava, edited from original


Of the four national parks in the Canadian Rockies, Kootenay probably gets the least attention, but it doesn’t deserve to be overlooked. Despite having only one main road and relatively few trailheads, there are many miles of trail to be explored, reaching unspoiled and unique places in the mountains. While most park-goers concentrate on nearby Banff, Yoho, or Jasper, you can enjoy comparatively uncrowded––yet equally impressive––scenery in Kootenay. Here are some of the park’s best hikes for doing within a day, including something for hikers of all abilities.

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