We began our second full day in Canada well rested and ready to hit the parks. Our destination for the day was Kootenay National Park, which turned out to be one of our favorite places!
We began at the Continental Divide between Kootenay (British Columbia) and Banff (Alberta).
Next we headed for Stanley Glacier. The snow was heavier than it had been the day before and we met a hiker who informed us we may not get too far without snow shoes.
We hiked out as far as we could and found a few miles in that he was right…
Whoops! On to Marble Canyon!
If you are in Kootenay, Marble Canyon is a must do. We both agreed that it was our favorite hike of the trip; snow shoes not required 🙂
Marble Canyon is full of limestone and dolomite leftover from when the area was once covered by a tropical sea.