Kootenay National Park Management Plan

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Hiker overlooking lake during fall larch season on the Rockwall


Parks Canada has drafted new management plans for the mountain national parks.

The draft management plan for Kootenay National Park is now available for public review and input.

From April 14 until July 7, 2021, Parks Canada invites the public to provide feedback on the draft management plans for the mountain parks.

Following an initial phase of public consultation where participants described their vision of the mountain national parks ‘at their future best’, and identified important issues and opportunities, feedback was incorporated into draft management plans. The executive summary for the mountain parks’ initial phase of consultation and detailed summary of comments for Kootenay National Park are available online.

An online survey has been prepared to collect feedback on the draft Kootenay National Park management plan. The survey asks for feedback on proposed strategies, and the objectives Parks Canada will meet over the next ten years under the strategic direction of the management plan.

Parks Canada has coordinated the development of the draft management plans for the mountain national parks. Consistency and common strategies within the plans demonstrate our commitment to key priorities, and to a landscape-level approach. Common themes and priorities you will see included in the Kootenay park plan and in the plans for the other mountain national parks include:

  • Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage for Future Generations
  • True to Place Experiences
  • Strengthening Indigenous Relations
  • Connecting with Canadians
  • Managing Development
  • Regional Connectivity and Landscapes, and
  • Climate Change and Adaptive Management.


Have your say, and help guide the future of Kootenay National Park!


About Kootenay National Park

Established in 1920 as part of an agreement to build a new road across the Rockies, Kootenay National Park is a place of unique contrasts, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs. Take a 60-minute scenic drive and discover a new surprise around every bend. Spend the day exploring deep canyons and tumbling waterfalls just a short stroll from the road. Or, plan a vacation traversing the park’s backcountry trails.



Parks Canada has drafted new management plans for the mountain national parks.

The draft management plan for Kootenay National Park is now available for public review and input.

From April 14 until July 7, 2021, Parks Canada invites the public to provide feedback on the draft management plans for the mountain parks.

Following an initial phase of public consultation where participants described their vision of the mountain national parks ‘at their future best’, and identified important issues and opportunities, feedback was incorporated into draft management plans. The executive summary for the mountain parks’ initial phase of consultation and detailed summary of comments for Kootenay National Park are available online.

An online survey has been prepared to collect feedback on the draft Kootenay National Park management plan. The survey asks for feedback on proposed strategies, and the objectives Parks Canada will meet over the next ten years under the strategic direction of the management plan.

Parks Canada has coordinated the development of the draft management plans for the mountain national parks. Consistency and common strategies within the plans demonstrate our commitment to key priorities, and to a landscape-level approach. Common themes and priorities you will see included in the Kootenay park plan and in the plans for the other mountain national parks include:

  • Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage for Future Generations
  • True to Place Experiences
  • Strengthening Indigenous Relations
  • Connecting with Canadians
  • Managing Development
  • Regional Connectivity and Landscapes, and
  • Climate Change and Adaptive Management.


Have your say, and help guide the future of Kootenay National Park!


About Kootenay National Park

Established in 1920 as part of an agreement to build a new road across the Rockies, Kootenay National Park is a place of unique contrasts, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs. Take a 60-minute scenic drive and discover a new surprise around every bend. Spend the day exploring deep canyons and tumbling waterfalls just a short stroll from the road. Or, plan a vacation traversing the park’s backcountry trails.


  • Provide feedback by completing the following survey to comment on all seven key strategies and their objectives, or comment on individual strategies on "Have Your Say!".

    This form takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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