Paint Pots, Kootenay National Park

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  • The walk to the Paint Pots was a nice way to stretch your legs and see some interesting scenery. The walk was easy and not too long . The Paint Pots, their history and geology was interesting and the ...  more »
  • We took the walk to the paint pots in Kootenay with our grandkids. It is a pretty walk with a beautiful bridge over the river. Long walk, but worth it.  more »
  • First of all, I want to clear a couple things up from some of the other reviews: Please do NOT compare the paint pots here, which are from COLD water springs with Yellowstone or Iceland, the color in ...  more »
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  • I really wish I could have seen this in the summer. It was a gorgeous hike with so many informational boards along the way discussing the history of the place. I don't recommend it for the winter though because you miss important pieces
  • Short hike- sign isn't clear about the fact that the paint pots are only about 20 min in, you don't have to hike all the way to ochre (which is on the signs at the trailhead). Quick walk over a bridge, then slightly uphill to where three paint pit ponds are located.
  • Lovely little hike with great views. There's a washroom before you start and a bridge across the river. Nice stop during spring, summer and fall. May be too hard in winter.
  • A perfect place to snowshoe during the winter or doing a little hiking in the summer. Trails are well maintained and updated by local park rangers. Beautiful views all around.
  • A really nice short hike over the Kootenay River to view the colourful Paint Pots. Interesting interpretive signs fill us in on the history and how this resource was used in the past. A few of the mining implements are scattered about the site.

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