Highway 93 South runs through the centre of Kootenay National Park and is the only major route into the park. It’s accessible via Highway 1, the Trans-Canada, from Banff, Alberta approximately 40 kilometres to the east, or via Highway 95 at Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Full amenities are available in the village of Radium Hot Springs, just outside the park’s west entrance. There is no cell coverage in Kootenay National Park. 

Getting here


Visitor Centre
7556 Main Street East
Radium Hot Springs BC V0A 1M0

Emergency phone: Kootenay Crossing, 
43 km north of Radium Hot Springs. 

By car

Highway 93 South (also called the Banff-Windermere Highway) runs 94 km through the centre of the park. It is the only major route and can be accessed from Banff National Park to the east and Radium Hot Springs to the west. Vehicle rentals are available in Invermere, B.C. as well as in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta.

By air

Calgary and Vancouver are the closest airports serviced by major national and international carriers. Connections may be made to Cranbrook, 145 km south of Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Airport shuttles from Calgary, Alberta are available to Lake Louise and Banff near the park's east entrance.

Hours of operation

The park is open year-round.  Visitor services are available May through mid-October. 
Visitor Centre


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply. 
Detailed fees list

Kootenay Guided Audio Tour

Download the Parks Canada app from the App Store or Google Play. Enjoy the new Kootenay guided audio tour as you travel one of BC’s most scenic highways.

Visitor guide

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Gift Shop Gift shop
Picnic area Picnic area
Bus parking Bus parking
Information Information
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Restrooms Restrooms