Kootenay National Park

Part tent, part cabin, oTENTiks are exclusive to Parks Canada. They provide the basic comforts of home in a mountain setting. There are ten oTENTiks located in Redstreak Campground and each sleeps up to six people.  Skip the set-up and learn more about the oTENTik experience.

oTENTik features | Reservations | Campground amenities | Campground regulations
Redstreak oTENTiks
All campers are required to adhere to the “Bare” campsite program.
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2024 Season
Fire pits
oTENTik 10 May 16 to September 14 yes   yes   yes     -     1   yes


  • 6 x 7 metre (19 x 24 foot) interior 
  • high density foam mattresses for a restful sleep 
  • raised wooden floors 
  • spacious indoor sitting area for late night card games 
  • under-the-bed storage for outdoor gear 
  • unzipping windows, screens and a fibreglass door ensure comfort and security 
  • private picnic tables and fire pits offer the authenticity of eating and cooking outdoors 
  • additional campground amenities close to each oTENTik 
    • washrooms and showers 
    • grey water sinks 
    • cook shelters 
    • food storage lockers


Reservations for the 2024 summer season begin on January 23, 2024 at 8 am Mountain Time.

Redstreak oTENTiks
Reservations are available from May 16 to September 14.

To book or learn more, call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783), or reserve online

See a complete list of fees 

Campground amenities

All oTENTiks are conveniently located in Redstreak campground’s A loop. Wake up to the sounds of nature, take a dip in the hot springs, explore some of the nearby hiking trails, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant or cook a traditional meal over the campfire.

  • walking distance from the Village of Radium Hot Springs 
  • forest footpath to the Radium Hot Springs pools 
  • flush toilets and hot showers 
  • food storage lockers 
  • fire rings and firewood 
  • smoke-free interiors 
  • cook shelters & grey water sinks 
  • playgrounds 
  • recycling bins 
  • public telephone

Don’t forget to join Parks Canada’s interpreters for free evening programs at the campground theatre. Programs change daily. Visit the Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre or Redstreak campground kiosk for up-to-date information.


Camping regulations

Basic information
  • A valid park pass is required to camp in any national park. Park passes are available at any National Park entry gates, visitor centres and campground kiosks.
  • Check out time: 11 am
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days 
  • Maximum persons / site: 6 people
  • Only one vehicle and one screened dining shelter are permitted per oTENTik site
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the oTENTik

To prevent wildlife incidents, food preparation, storage, eating, drinking, or cooking is not permitted inside of the oTENTik

When not being consumed or used, all food, pet food, toiletries and items that may attract wildlife must be kept in your vehicle or hard-sided trailer. Coolers are not bear proof. 

"Bare" campsite program
Campers who fail to comply with the "Bare" Campsite Program may have their camping permit revoked, without a refund. They may also be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring the campsite is maintained in a satisfactory condition.

Quiet hours

We work hard to ensure that visitors get a good night’s sleep.

  • Quiet hours are from 11 pm to 7 am 
  • Music and loud conversations are prohibited during quiet hours
  • Fire bans are in effect during quiet hours
  • Only site occupants are allowed in the campground after 11 pm

Please remember, even quiet conversations can carry through a forested area. Excessive noise is not permitted at any time of the day. Please report disturbances to the wardens or park staff.


Generators are permitted daily between 9 am and 10:30 am; and, 5 pm and 7 pm only.


From May to September, a number of policies are in place to ensure visitors get a good night's sleep. Daily fire bans are in effect during quiet hours.

Please keep your campfire safe for you and the environment by following these rules:

  • Purchase a permit Permits are available at the campground or self-registration kiosk. 
  • Keep fires small - To reduce their impact on the environment, fires must be contained within the fire pit provided and be kept to a reasonable size. It is illegal to start a fire outside of a designated location. 
  • Use firewood provided – Transporting wood from elsewhere may spread invasive bugs and disease. Do not burn garbage or collect deadfall from the surrounding forest for burning. Use an axe or hatchet to make your own kindling from the firewood provided. 
  • Keep it down – Please respect your neighbours by keeping your voices down and putting out fires during quiet hours (11 pm to 7 am).
  • Never leave a fire - Fires must be attended at all times.

Pets are not permitted within the oTENTiks.

To keep pets and wildlife safe, your pets must be leashed at all times and not left unattended. Pet food should be stored inside your vehicle.

Alcohol and cannabis

From May to September, a number of policies are in place to ensure visitors get a good night's sleep. Daily alcohol and cannabis consumption bans are in effect during quiet hours. On long weekends, a full consumption and possession ban on alcohol and cannabis will also be in effect. Alcohol and cannabis consumption is prohibited on long weekends: Victoria Day (May), British Columbia Day (August), and Labour Day (September).

In Parks Canada campgrounds, non-medical cannabis and alcohol consumption is limited to the visitor’s campsite.

Smoking and vaping is not permitted in campground within 6 m of common areas (such as playgrounds, kitchen shelters, washrooms, trails, or roads.) Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the oTENTik.


Fishing permits are required to enjoy the great fishing in Kootenay National Park. Permits are available at all mountain parks visitor centres, entry gates and some campgrounds.

Campground etiquette

You can be a good neighbour and have a great camping experience by respecting the following guidelines:

  • Washing dishes – Please use a personal basin for washing dishes (not the bathrooms, where space is limited) and dump grey water down outdoor sinks. 
  • Washing laundry - Please use your own tub and dump water down the outdoor sink or toilets. Do not tie clotheslines to the trees. Laundry facilities are available in the Village of Radium Hot Springs. 
  • Recycling - Bottles and cans (refundable containers) can be recycled in each campground near designated washroom buildings. 
  • Children - To ensure the safety of your children, please supervise them at all times. Children may become lost in the campground or may unknowingly trespass on a neighbouring campsite. 
  • Driving - Respect the posted speed limits and remain alert while driving in the campground. Trees may obstruct your view and pedestrians, especially children, may suddenly dart out onto the road. 
  • Accessing facilities - Please use roadways and pathways to access campground facilities (cook shelters, bathrooms, etc.) and your own campsite. Cutting through a neighbouring campsite will disturb other campers and may cause damage to the fragile vegetation.  
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