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Beautiful views - worth the drive!

I have been here numerous, numerous times and it never gets old. I love the views, the drive, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marinka K
Kalispell, Montana
You get good views, but detour worth it, views and the drive!!

We came in through Kootenay from Radium Hot Springs, stunning drive and the geology vertical rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nick b
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here numerous, numerous times and it never gets old. I love the views, the drive, the colors changing in the fall, and the mountains changing as you keep on driving. Several stops available for hiking, sightseeing, and picture-taking. Highly recommend visiting this...More

Thank Marinka K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in through Kootenay from Radium Hot Springs, stunning drive and the geology vertical rocks, the other parks to the east Banff Jasper etc did put it lower on our judgement but would not miss it, 4 out of 5 is good, do all...More

Thank nick b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were spending two nights in nearby Invermere and came back for a day to check out Radium. The Hot Springs were originally on our trip itinerary but fell off once we started filling our days with downtown shopping and visiting. On a wrong turn,...More

Thank looseink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there when the wildfires were burning. So much smoke that it was hard to take in the beauty. Could not see much...much of the area was closed off due to the fire. Even the buildings had lawn sprinklers on the roofs. Maybe next...More

Thank -GR82Xplore2gether-
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove through this lesser known park (most to Banff to Jasper) and had odd glimpses of the beauty, but the weather hid the mountains. Want to return some time in sunshine Also, amount of roadworks was annoying...

Thank Charles_Anne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through Kootenay national park from Radium Hot Springs. Lots of great scenery as well as wildlife to see.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This national park is best entered from Radium Hot Springs so you get the full measure of the feat it was to carve the path through these mountains. A narrow gap in walls of stone mark your entrance to the park and the meandering road...More

Thank EPottawa
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We drove through Kootenay on our way from Waterton NP to Banff. We didn't have time to stop and see any of the sights but the drive through the park was very nice.

Thank loves2travel49
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were visiting during the wildfires so many parts of the park were closed but the parts we wanted to see where still open. * Sinclair Canyon is an impressive canyon which the road twists through. Stop here and walk back through the canyon and...More

1  Thank Les B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I'ld have given a 5 star rating if not for the wildfires-which we could actually see while driving through Kootenay-smoke was everywhere, even drove past many of the firefighters so I guess we were lucky to have been able to drive through. It prevented us...More

1  Thank Ellyk2012
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Marissa V
23 August 2018|
Response from BoThi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that this should be possible on certain trails.
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6 July 2018|
Response from Wander-n-BounTEA | Reviewed this property |
It depends what you are planning on doing in the parks. There shouldn't be any restrictions if you're hiking or planning on staying overnight in the park. If you are looking for specific information about the park, here are... More
6 July 2018|
Response from Timothy B | Reviewed this property |
National park highway is 24 hr. Any business will depend on season.