Kootenay National park is part of huge park complex that is in charge of protecting the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains along the border of British Columbia and Alberta. Kootenay Park is surrounded by several other national parks including Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, and Mount Assiniboine National Park. All of these parks are committed to preserving the wilderness of the area.
Kootenay Park consists of one breathtaking highway which runs the length of the park from north to south. This road of travel is an excellent way for all visitors to experience the 350,000 acres of Kootenay Park. Since the highway makes it so easy to view the wildlife of the area, Kootenay park is a hotspot in both the summer and winter months. Visitors are known to see all kinds of wildlife from sheep to deer to mountain goats. Kootenay national park is also home to thousands of hanging glaciers and forested valleys. Thousands of people come to Kootenay Park simply for the drive. They find that it is much easier to visit and stay in their car, than it is to get out and hike.
Kootenay National park is known for its diverse habitat, which includes breath taking glaciers and alpine tundra in the northern part of the park, but venture to the southern end and take in the expansive cacti! Where else in the world can you see such a diverse range of habitat.
Kootenay National park is home to a diverse range of wildlife as well. It is known that there are a couple hundred Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep. Unfortunately these sheep have been dying off as of late due to a loss of habitat. Over the past couple of years that trend has leveled off and will hopefully keep that way. These sheep are part of this region and it would be a shame to lose them forever. There are special interest groups working daily to make sure this does not happen.
Kootenay Park is also home to tons of recreational activities. If you are looking for a place to stay on your visit you must check out Kootenay park lodge. Kootenay park lodge has all of the amenities that you would expect including laundry facilities, gift shops, and a full service information center. Kootenay park lodge is home to 10 cozy log cabins that can be rented out year round. If you are looking to experience the region, but are not interested in camping out, you owe it to yourself to check out Kootenay park lodge. The lodge was newly renovated in the mid 90's for the first time since its original construction in 1923.
If you are looking for a great vacation that is cheap on your budget look no further than Kootenay national park. It has something for every member of your family whether it is hiking, camping, sight seeing, or one of several other recreational activities. Do not miss out on this once in a life time trip. Visits Kootenay national park today and you will never forget the time of your life. There is always something to do and you can be sure that you will be a major part of the fun that happens everyday at Kootenay national park. If you thought national parks weren't your kind of thing they will be after your visit.