Tag Archives: Kootenay National Park

Maintenance causing pool shuffle

A heads up to visitors and users of Radium Hot Springs. The hot pool at Radium Hot Springs will be drained and painted between April 18 and 28. However, the hot springs water will be redirected to the cool pool … > Read More

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Avalanche control delays in KNP

Travellers passing through Kootenay National Park (KNP) on Highway 93 are advised to be aware of avalanche control delays this afternoon. Control work began at 12:30 p.m. between the Mt. Whymper (Alberta/B.C.) border, to Marble Canyon, and between Mt. Simpson/Vermillion … > Read More

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February in the East Kootenay

The best part about February, other than its cute size, is the ‘return of the light’ (if you’re quick). Day light lasts longer and longer and winter slowly succumbs to the sun. And then it’s back in a flash and … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Fifteen more working days; not that I am counting. Bighorn injured in collision At 7:33 p.m. on Feb. 5, a citizen reported an injured bighorn sheep on the highway just south of Radium Hot Springs. Columbia … > Read More

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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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