Kootenay National Park Map
Edition: 5th, 2016
Folded size: 4.5 x 9.5 inches
Flat size: 23 x 39 inches
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Gem Trek’s KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK MAP is perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the least visited of the four contiguous national parks in the Canadian Rockies. Whether you are touring along the roads or heading into the Kootenay backcountry, you’ll find the waterproof and tear-resistant Kootenay National Park Map to be an invaluable tool.
This map features detailed cartography, accurate hiking trails with distances, and details such as logging roads around the park’s boundary, campgrounds, picnic areas, and fire lookouts. On the back of the map are trail descriptions and photos of 10 short interpretive walks to viewpoints or points of interest, six recommended day hikes, four classic mountain bike rides and four longer, more strenuous day hikes and overnight trips. Also on the back is contact information for visitor centres and campgrounds.
Kootenay National Park Map Coverage
This map covers Kootenay National Park in one sheet. This park lies on the west side of the Continental Divide in British Columbia. The map follows Highway 93 from Castle Junction in Banff National Park to Invermere in the Columbia Valley.
Popular hiking trails on the Kootenay National Park Map include Boom Lake, Twin and Arnica Lakes, Stanley Glacier, Marble Canyon, Paint Pots, Hawk Creek, Kindersley Pass-Sinclair Creek, plus Floe Lake and the entire classic overnight Rockwall Trail.
An inset map on the back increases coverage of Radium Hot Springs, a small town on the western edge of the park that is linked by walking trail to attractions like it’s namesake hot springs and Sinclair Canyon.
Kootenay National Park Map Features
The Kootenay National Park Map includes:
- waterproof and tear-resistant paper
- contour lines at 100-metre (330-foot) intervals
- relief shading to better show the topography
- full colour on both sides
- hiking trails - with trail names and trail distances marked
- hydrology – rivers, rapids, glaciers, wetlands, and waterfalls
- mountain names and all available mountain elevations
- all campgrounds
- points of interest and attractions
- picnic areas
- highway viewpoints