You can find classic experiences in countless guidebooks, but the true secrets of the national parks are only found by talking to quirky locals or staff. Kootenay National Park contacted a Parks Canada Resource manager and a retired resource conservation manager to give us some inspiration for your next visit to Kootenay National Park. And since park admission is free in 2017 for Canada’s national mountain parks, it’s never too early to start planning for a variety of visits next year!
Click here to read “A local’s guide to Kootenay National Park.” You’ll learn about the locals’ favourite activities and the best kept secrets of the park. There are also ideas for the history buff, for road side attractions and scenic drives, and for a unique camping experience.
The article also provides the date for when Parks Canada’s reservation system opens for campgrounds and guided hikes. You’ll want to get your reservations in early since the free park admission and special programming in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday might make 2017 the busiest year at the parks yet!