Kootenay Ranges

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"Western Ranges" redirects here. For the USAF rocket range, see Western Range. For Western Tasmania Range, see West Coast Range. For the main cordillera of North America, see Pacific Cordillera.
Kootenay Ranges
Highest point
Coordinates 50°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
Area 4,940 km2 (1,910 sq mi)
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Parent range Continental Ranges

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