About the Park

The most popular hiking trails start from Kootenay National Park to the west and from Spray Lakes, south of Canmore, Alberta. Popular activities include camping, hiking, mountain climbing, as well as fishing and ski touring in the winter. During the summer, campsites are on first-come, first-serve basis. During summer and winter, reservations can be made for the Hind Hut and Naiset Huts by contacting Mount Assiniboine Lodge.

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Backcountry camping – $10/adult/night
Backcountry camping – $5/child/night
Cabin – $20/person/night
Cabin – $50/family/night


Wilderness, backcountry and walk-in camping.


West of the BC-Alberta border 48 km southwest of Banff. Park access is by trail or helicopter only.


39,050 ha.

Available activities & amenities at this park ↓

Park Amenities

  • Vehicle accessible camping facilities

  • Wilderness / backcountry / walk-in camping

  • Group campsites

  • Picnic sites

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Toilets

  • Showers

  • Sani-station / dump facilities

  • Campfires allowed

  • Interpretive programs

  • Playground

  • Beach

  • Boat Launch

  • Anchorage

  • Pets must be on leash

  • Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Park Activities

  • Swimming

  • Scuba Diving / Snorkeling

  • Canoeing / kayaking

  • Windsurfing

  • Waterskiing

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Bicycling

  • Rock Climbing

  • Horseback riding

  • Hunting

  • Winter Recreation

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