Heli-hiking in Bugaboo Provincial Park (Albert Normandin photo)
Epic mountain ranges, sparkling lakes, old-growth forests and wildflower meadows – there are hundreds of parks in BC to explore. In 2011, BC Parks is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
The Kootenay Rockies region encompasses 4 mountain ranges – the Rockies, Purcells, Selkirks, and Monashees. Within these ranges, 7 national and provincial parks are UNESCO designated, "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Sites."
National and provincial parks feature amazing mountains, lakes, ancient fossil fields, old-growth rainforests, and alpine meadows renowned for their colourful displays of late-summer wildflowers. Whether it is a drive-in family camp, or a hike-in wilderness experience, the Kootenay Rockies region offers 4 national, and 75 provincial parks to choose from.
In 2009, Kootenay and Yoho national parks were jointly ranked second in the world (first in North America) by National Geographic Traveler in their annual survey on destination stewardship.
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40 Km North Of Cranbrook
Wasa Lake, British Columbia
A vacation destination with one of the warmest swimming lakes in the Kootenays. This park offers camping, swimming, hiking, cycling, boating & nature viewing. There is an 8 km wheelchair & bike trail around the lakeshore & a self-guided interpretive trail.
Access Off Hwy 93/95
Canal Flats, British Columbia
Toll-free877-878-9601 (Reservations only)
Whiteswan & Alces lakes, natural hot springs are the focal points of this park. Lakeside or riverside campgrounds, boat launches, a historic lakeside hiking trail & abundant wildlife viewing opportunities makes this a excellent camping holiday destination. Great location for fishing, hiking, hot springs, kayaking & canoeing.
Yoho National Park
Field, British Columbia
Established in 1886, Yoho is a Cree expression of awe. The park's magnificent towering rock walls and spectacular waterfalls have inspired scientists, artists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts for over 125 years. Discover 505 million year old fossils on a guided hike to the restricted Burgess Shale. Marvel at the century old Spiral Tunnels from the viewpoint on the Trans-Canada Highway. Enjoy a stroll or winter ski around beautiful Emerald Lake. Explore Yoho's many waterfalls, including Takakkaw Falls - one of Canada's highest.