Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Adventure Travel

Kootenay National Park, British Columbia Canada

Not even 10 days of constant rain can obscure the beauty of the Rockwall Trail in British Columbia's Kootenay National Park.

Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.


slideshow kootenai british columbia marble canyon 1 445x260

The hike to Kootenay’s Rockwall begins at Marble Canyon.

slideshow kootenai british columbia Tokumm Creek 2 445x260

Here the glacier-fed Tokumm Creek cuts a deep gorge into the limestone bedrock.

slideshow kootenai british columbia 3 445x260

Get used to kilometers–this is Canada.

slideshow kootenai british columbia 4 445x260

Prominent peaks abound, big enough to cut through the constant rain and mist.

slideshow kootenai british columbia Helmet Falls 5 445x260

Helmet Falls plunges 1100 feet off of two separate glaciers, converging mid-drop in a spectacular clash of water, rock, and mist.

slideshow kootenai british columbia 6 445x260

In Kootenay National Park, even anonymous peaks lord overhead like the Tetons.

slideshow kootenai british columbia Helmet Falls 7 445x260

Helmet Falls, even more beautiful in the day.

slideshow kootenai british columbia Rockwall 8 445x260

The start of the famous Rockwall, which towers overhead some 3,000 feet in places.

slideshow kootenai british columbia 9 445x260

Greenery begins to take over a glacial pond.

slideshow kootenai british columbia rockwall 10 445x260

The beginning of the Rockwall, looking towards Rockwall Pass.

slideshow kootenai british columbia tumbling glacier 11 445x260

Tumbling Glacier, one of the prominent glaciers along the Rockwall.

slideshow kootenai british columbia paint pots 12 445x260

Kootenay’s Paint Pots served as sources of ochre paint, first for Native American tribes, and later for white settlers.

slideshow kootenai british columbia vermillion 13 445x260

A rare burst of sun near the Vermillion River.