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The Kootenay Ranges, also known as the Western Ranges, are one of the three main subdivisions of the Continental Ranges which comprise the southern half of the Canadian Rockies, the other two subdivisions being the Front Ranges and the Park Ranges (which is the largest of the groupings). The Kootenay Ranges lie between the Bull River (E) and the town of Golden, British Columbia (W) and south of Kicking Horse Pass, and are the location of the headwaters of the Kootenay River

Kootenay Ranges
Highest point
Coordinates50°30′00″N 115°50′00″W / 50.50000°N 115.83333°W / 50.50000; -115.83333Coordinates: 50°30′00″N 115°50′00″W / 50.50000°N 115.83333°W / 50.50000; -115.83333
Area4,940 km2 (1,910 sq mi)
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Parent rangeContinental Ranges



  • "Kootenay Ranges". BC Geographical Names.
  • Landforms of British Columbia, S. Holland, publ. BC Govt, 1976