Kootenay National Park


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Kootenay National Park,

543 sq mi (1,406 sq km), SE British Columbia, Canada; est. 1920. In the Rocky Mts. near Kootenay Lake, it contains high peaks, glaciers, deep canyons, and hot springs. The Banff-Windermere Highway crosses the park.

Kootenay National Park

Address:PO Box 220
Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A1M0

Phone:250-347-9505
Fax:250-347-9980
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/kootenay
Size: 1,406 sq. km.
Established: 1920.
Location:Park lies in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, 888 km east of Vancouver and 170 km west of Calgary. It can be reached from the north at two access points on the Trans-Canada Highway: Castle Junction in Banff National Park (via Highway 93 South - the Kootenay Parkway) or Golden (via Highway 95); or from the south via Highway 93/95. The closest full service towns are Radium Hot Springs, just outside the park's West Gate, and Banff, 33 km east of the park's north entrance.
Facilities:Kootenay Lodge (10 cabins and restaurant; open mid-May to late September), visitor centers at Radium Hot Springs and Vermilion Crossing, 4 campgrounds, 200+ km of trails, Radium Hot Springs Pools complex.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountaineering and climbing, wildlife viewing, boating, canoeing, rafting, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, interpretive programs, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Special Features:Park is noted for its remarkable diversity of climate and landscape, from glacier-clad peaks along the Continental Divide in the north, to the dry, grassy slopes of the Columbia Valley in the south, where even cactus grows. Kootenay, Yoho, Banff and Jasper national parks, and Mt. Robson, Mt. Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks, form UNESCO's Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, one of the world's largest protected wilderness areas. Open year-round, the Radium Hot Springs facility is home to Canada's largest hot springs pool.

See other parks in British Columbia.
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Named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, the arthropod's fossil was found in sedimentary rocks near Marble Canyon in Kootenay national park, British Columbia.
Established in 1920, Kootenay National Park represents the south-western region of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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This summer, Jean-Bernard returned to British Columbia to continue fieldwork near Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. The site is home to a new fossil assemblage that is approximately the same age as the famous Burgess Shale deposit in Yoho National Park, only 40 kilometres away.
Washington, February 12 ( ANI ): A treasure trove of fossils has been discovered in a canyon in Canada's Kootenay National Park, 40 kilometers from Burgess Shale, which is considered one of the most important fossil fields in the world.
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Butterworth and Pybus (1993) found flukes (16.7 [+ or -] 7.3, range = 5-30) in 52% of moose (n = 22) in Banff National Park in Alberta, and 2.7 [+ or -] 0.3 flukes (range = 2-3) in 63% of moose (n = 9) in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia.
Now, a team led by paleontologist Jean-Bernard Caron of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto reports finding Burgess-like fossils in the valley of the Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park, where a much thinner part of the Stephen Formation that ranges from 16 to 160 meters thick is exposed.
In their travels, they would collect items such as the red ochre from the paint pots at Kootenay National Park. This ochre was traded for parfleche and cornhusk bags full of salt, which made its way from the Salt Lake area of Utah.
Radium Hot Springs is a village of approximately 800 people named for the hot springs located in nearby Kootenay National Park.
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