Friends of Kootenay Blog

Access stories and photos about the natural and human history of Kootenay National Park and Columbia Valley Includes highlights about the Friends of Kootenay National Park activities and programs.


Stanley Glacier Trail

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Trail all cleared - Photo by Alan Dibb 


Open views after the blow down - Photo by Alan Dibb


Regular users of the Stanley Glacier Trail are in for a bit of a surprise this year. Blowdown from wild weather this spring has leveled much of the dead, standing pine forest, creating a more open environment with plenty of sun and views along the upper Vermilion Valley. Luckily for visitors, Kootenay’s trail crews did a fantastic job of clearing the deadfall from the trail!