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Marble Canyon

Walk along a remarkably narrow gorge flowing with water.

Hiking Easy

1.5 km
39 m
40 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.5 km
Marble Canyon Map

Just before it joins the Vermillion River, Tokumm Creek tumbles through a slot canyon--a gorge which is deeper than it is wide. In places it's only a couple metres wide, but tens of metres deep. Called Marble Canyon for its bright-colored limestone walls, it's quite the visual treat, complete with a thundering waterfall at the top of the narrows.


A mostly level path traces the rim of the canyon and includes a few bridges, offering many views into the depths. Rails protect the edge, so it's safe for all ages and at all times of year, though traction devices are recommended in winter. When the creek freezes, it's possible to walk the ice within the canyon, viewing it all from below.

Sources: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/kootenay/activ/randonnee-hike/courte-short https://hikingwithbarry.com/2013/10/28/marble-canyon-kootenay-national-park-hiking-bc



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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