Paint Pots, Kootenay National Park

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  • September 26, 2017
    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 »
  • September 25, 2017
    Didn't know about this site until we saw the road sign. It was a short hike which had lots of information along the trail. Worth the stop for a bit of the area's history.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    It was one of the things open to public when we were there. The trail is very good and it is a pleasant walk. We stopped after we had taken a detour from Banff to Lake Louise to view Marble Canyon. Th...  more »
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  • April 27, 2017
    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
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • May 19, 2017
    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.
  • February 6, 2017
    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.
  • October 28, 2016
    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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