Outdoor Exploration: Kootenay National Park (Canada)

On the way to and the way back from my Under Western Skies conference, I drove on highway 93, therefore passing through Kootenay National Park.

Kootenay National Park Map
Kootenay National Park Map

Luckily, I missed the snow by a couple hours on the way there, so I was able to take a few short hikes. This one was to Olive Lake: notice how clear the water is!

Olive Lake
Olive Lake
Olive Lake
Olive Lake

Next, I drove through the park taking some pictures while stopping at pull-outs along the side of the road. This park is one of the smallest surround the Banff area, around 500 square miles), the mountain views are GORGEOUS.

Overlook point in Kootenay
Overlook point in Kootenay
Overlook Point along Highway 93
Overlook Point along Highway 93
Columbia Lake Overlook
Columbia Lake Overlook

I stopped by a picnic area to take some photos of the Vermillion River – still stark blue even though it was starting to get foggy.

Vermillion River
Vermillion River

Lastly, I took a short hike to Numa Creek to see this waterfall – at this point I was near the continental divide and the British Columbia/Alberta border, so it was starting to snow. When I continued on to Banff, it was still snowing. Check out that post on Friday.

Numa Creek
Numa Creek

**All photos (except the map) are my own.

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One thought on “Outdoor Exploration: Kootenay National Park (Canada)

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