Looking for an awesome way to use your Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass this winter? Why not head over to Kootenay National Park. Located under an hour away from Canmore, Kootenay National Park offers a wide array of winter activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! ❄️ #IceClimbing #Haffner #BeautifulBC #GetOutside

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Ice Climbing

Did you know that Kooteney National Park boasts some of the best Ice Climbing in the world? Not only are these climbing routes easily accessible and reliable, they also boast longer than normal seasons (usually ranging from November to April). We recommend that you check out Haffner Creek or Stanley Headwall the next time you’re looking to climb!

Ski Touring

Kootenay National Park is home to some of the best back-country Skiing the Rockies has to offer. Please be advised that it is highly recommended to check Parks Canada’s avalanche forecast website before heading out on a backcountry adventure here!

Learn to enjoy "the up" they say… 🙌🏻#backcountryskiing

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Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are a big attraction at Kootenay National park. With the back country “at their backdoor” it is no wonder many locals head here routinely for some fun in the snow! It is important to keep in mind that the park is a natural area and travel is at your own risk.

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Winter Walking

Looking for a casual winter activity that will help you stay in shape while taking in the breathtaking scenery that Kootenay has to offer? Why not go for a winter hike! We recommend checking out the Marble Canyon Trail. This hike typically takes between 30-50 minutes and is a great trail for casual strolls and beginners.

Winter Lounging

Last but not least, whether you’re looking to relax outdoors, or unwind after a winter adventure, Kootenay National Parks’ Radium Hot Springs are the place you need to go! The Radium Hot Springs are one of BC’s best natural hot springs and the ultimate destination for soaking in the beauty that Kootenay National Park has to offer!

*NOTE: Avalanches are a “significant threat” in the Rockies. It is important to know your skill level, and make sure that you’re properly equipped and prepared. If you are interested in Ice Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, or various other winter activities but lacking avalanche awareness skills it is highly recommend that you take a Avalanche Skills Training Course

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