Kootenay National Park is linked to the other Canadian Rockies parks by Hwy. 93, which departs from Hwy. 1 at Castle Junction to climb over the Vermillion Pass and descend to Radium Hot Springs, the park's western entrance. The town of Radium Hot Springs sits at the junction of highways 93 and 95. Not an especially attractive place, it nonetheless offers ample motel rooms along the stretch of Hwy. 93 just before the park gates.
For information on the town, contact Radium Hot Springs Visitor Information Centre, Unit #4, Radium Plaza, 7556 Main St. E. (tel. 888/347-9331 or 250/347-9331; www.radiumhotsprings.com). For information on the park, contact Kootenay National Park (tel. 250/347-9505; www.pc.gc.ca).
The daily entrance fee is C$9.80 adults, C$8.30 seniors, C$4.90 youths 6 to 16, or C$20 families per day. The pass is good for entry at all of the four contiguous Rocky Mountain national parks.