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Kootenay National Park Management Plan

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Hiker overlooking lake during fall larch season on the Rockwall

From January 30 to May 10, 2019, Parks Canada asked for input on what key considerations and opportunities should be addressed in drafting management plans for the mountain national parks. We asked participants to describe their vision of the parks ‘at their future best’. This feedback will inform the development of the draft management plan for Kootenay National Park. Draft management plans will be posted for public review and further input once they are complete.

The What We Heard document is a summary of the comments collected during the first round of public consultations in the spring of 2019. These comments are an integral part of management planning. Views and input from various people and organizations, including Indigenous peoples, local communities and visitors play an important role in helping to shape and develop park management plans.

Read the executive summary for the mountain parks’ initial phase of consultation.

Read the detailed summary of comments for 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.


From January 30 to May 10, 2019, Parks Canada asked for input on what key considerations and opportunities should be addressed in drafting management plans for the mountain national parks. We asked participants to describe their vision of the parks ‘at their future best’. This feedback will inform the development of the draft management plan for Kootenay National Park. Draft management plans will be posted for public review and further input once they are complete.

The What We Heard document is a summary of the comments collected during the first round of public consultations in the spring of 2019. These comments are an integral part of management planning. Views and input from various people and organizations, including Indigenous peoples, local communities and visitors play an important role in helping to shape and develop park management plans.

Read the executive summary for the mountain parks’ initial phase of consultation.

Read the detailed summary of comments for 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.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The following form will take approximately 15 minutes. Your input will help establish the overall direction for managing Kootenay National Park in the years to come. Let us know how you think we can sustain and protect these parks into the future, inspire new generations of park stewards, and challenge Canadians to get out and experience these places first hand.

    Your responses will be recorded anonymously. No personal information is kept without your prior consent. In future management planning communications, anonymous quotes may be used from survey responses.


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