Olive Lake - Kootenay National Park

Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance
Kootenay National Park
  • 0.27 km
  • 1.73 m
    Elevation Gain
  • 1475.41 m
    Trail Head Elevation
  • 1475.73 m
    Maximum Elevation
  • 3.04 m
    Cumulative Elevation
  • <1 hour(s)
    Average Time

Trail Description

One of Kootenay National Park's little gems. A clear green, spring-fed lake right next to Highway 93. Its features include picnic shelters, a 0.5 km boardwalk, interpretive panels and a couple of viewing platforms from which to watch for birds and other wildlife. A great place to stop and stretch your legs after a day of highway driving. The trail is wheelchair accessible. Please note however that the Olive Lake site can be closed for several weeks in May and June because of black bears and the Olive Lake grizzly foraging in the area.

Directions to Trail Head

Set your odometer to zero at the traffic lights on Highway 93/95 at the Invermere junction. Head north for 13 km to Radium. Turn right at the 4 way stop sign. Stop at the Park gates and buy a pass if necessary. Continue on Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park. At 26 km, watch for the parking lot on the right.

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Trail Season

Year round depending on snow depths

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