Tag Archives: Kootenay National Park

Mix of weather expected for long weekend

The highways and byways of the East Kootenay will be busy starting Friday afternoon through to Monday evening (Feb. 8) as B.C. Family Day is celebrated, and a mix of weather conditions are forecast. Highways are currently bare and dry, … > Read More

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Sight clearance work on Highway 93 in KNP

Parks Canada will begin roadside brushing and tree clearing along two sections of Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park (KNP). The work will improve sightlines, resulting in improved safety for motorists and animals. Work will be underway from Monday – … > Read More

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Be alert for slippery sections on regional roads

If you have to drive in the East Kootenay today (Saturday, Jan. 23), please be advised to expect conditions to change suddenly. DriveBC is reporting all regional highways as having slippery sections and Mainroad East Kootenay is noting that today’s … > Read More

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Freezing rain advisory issued

DriveBC has issued a freezing rain advisory that covers most of the East Kootenay, passed along by Mainroad East Kootenay. There is freezing rain from Cranbrook to the Alberta border in the east and to Yahk in the west on Highway … > Read More

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Two for one for 150

Visitors to Canada’s national parks are in for a bonus when they purchase an annual pass this year. For those purchasing a Parks Canada Discovery Pass in 2016, they are also covering up 2017’s visit costs as passes will carry a … > Read More

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Radium shares in B.C. tourism success

A relaxing dip in some Rocky Mountain hot springs is what many visitors to the Kootenay Rockies want to hear after a day touring around the region. That’s been the case for Radium Hot Springs, which has seen an eight … > Read More

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Snow and slippery sections on all highways

If you are heading out on or coming onto East Kootenay highways today, please be advised that winter driving conditions are on full display. DriveBC is reporting compact snow with slippery sections on regional highways, including Highway 43 from the … > Read More

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Visitor increases for KNP in 2015

Like many parts of British Columbia, Kootenay National Park saw an overall increase in visitation last summer. At the Radium Hot Springs pools, visitation increased
by 8.22% over the 2014 season. Newly installed Red Chairs on the Marble Canyon trail and in … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac A warmed up ride downtown At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, a 2004 Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen from a driveway in the 2100 block of 13th Ave. The owner left it running for five … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Cram the Cruiser The plan is to have Cram the Cruiser in the Light Up/Santa Claus Parade again this year. Will be pleased to take food, or cash during the parade. Bikes I note that some have … > Read More

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