The Kootenay Rockies’ raw, immense beauty make it a preeminent destination for adventure in Canada.
Giant snow-covered peaks, thunderous waterfalls, and crystal clear rivers and lakes characterize this mountain playground in southeastern British Columbia. With four of the province’s seven national parks, it’s perfect for backcountry adventures like heli-, cat- and downhill skiing, mountain biking or hiking. Cap off a long day of outdoor endeavors with a dip in mineral hot springs or a stay at one of the many incredible lodges.
The Kootenay Rockies region encompasses four mountain ranges—the Rockies, Purcells, Selkirks, and Monashees. Within these ranges, seven national and provincial parks are UNESCO designated, “Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Sites.” Four national and more than 75 provincial parks of the Kootenay Rockies region feature mountains, lakes, ancient fossil fields, old-growth rainforests, and alpine meadows renowned for their colourful displays of late-summer wildflowers.
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