Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Kootenay National Park, British Columbia
The park takes its name from the Kootenay River, one of the two major rivers which flow through the park, the other being the Vermillion River. While the Vermillion River is completely contained within the park, the Kootenay River has its headwaters just outside the park boundary, flowing through the park into the Rocky Mountain Trench, eventually joining the Columbia River.

Marble Canyon
Turquoise, glacial waters and startling canyon walls grow ever more impressive along this short trail. Multiple bridges span the narrow gorge, crossing several times for spine-tingling views of the river below.

Mountain sheep are not uncommon in Kootenay National Park.
The road leading into Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia from Kootenay National Park is cut through a tight gorge.

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