Kootenay National Park

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK, 1,406 sq km, is on the western slope of the Continental Divide west and south of Banff National Park. The park encompasses the mountain ranges on either side of the Vermilion and KOOTENAY rivers, and contains an abundance of glacial features, including hanging valleys (see GLACIATION). It was transferred from the province to the federal government in 1920 in return for construction of the Banff–Windermere Hwy, which bisects the park north–south from Vermilion Pass...

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