Kindersley Pass, Kootenay National Park

Diverse forests, Flower filled paths & Incredible bear habitat.

If you are looking for an exceptional outdoor experience deep in the backcountry, without the crowds, you are in the right place!

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Kindersley Pass is a favorite of ours in Kootenay National Park. This extraordinary hike takes us through old growth forest, slide paths loaded with wild flowers and high alpine ridge walks that will take your breath away. We will also travel through incredible bear habitat and may have the opportunity to view “Fuzzy Wuzzy” enjoying Glacier Lillies and more! Options await for those that have the energy to tackle an additional 300m+ elevation gain. Mt. Kindersley SE summit awaits.


Trip Details

Distance: 17.5km 
Elevation Gain/Descent: +1200m / -1100
Difficulty: Challenging/Hard

What we provide

*Professional Guide
*Transportation to and from the destination
(Groups must be in the same cohort or from
the same household)
*Lunch from Kootenay Coffee Works (Fresh made sandwich, homemade granola bar, apple, veggie sticks & dip)
*Safety equipment – First Aid, Bear spray, Emergency Satellite Communication device

What to bring

*Hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Early season hikes may be wet and could even have snow in shaded locations
*Small backpack (large enough to carry all the things)
*Water (Minimum 1 litre)
*Lunches are included in all of our full day trips
*An extra warm layer. It can be cool up high in the mountains and its is nice to have a layer for when we stop for a break or lunch
*Camera, don’t forget this
*Hat/Toque (It can get cold in the alpine)

Booking notes

Minimum of 4 guests required to book this trip. Kootenay National Park has a mandatory minimum of 4 people per group for this trail. In the event that this trip does not meet that minimum the trip will not proceed. This trip departs from the Radium Visitor Center. Privates are available, please contact for details. If this trip is cancelled due to weather and or unsafe conditions a full refund will be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why hire a Guide?

Hiking with a guide can be a great way to see the trails and mountain surroundings. First and foremost, safety is the top priority at Playwest Mountain Experience. From managing wildlife encounters to emergency situations, we have you covered. Hiring a guide also provides you with the wealth of knowledge and information of the surrounding area, wildlife, the abundant wildflowers and the regional history. Often times in the Columbia Valley, many of our trails are located deep in the mountains on various forest service roads; half the battle is just finding the trailhead! Our certified guides know where to go, taking the guess work out for you.

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