Glacier National Park, Revelstoke

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Mount Revelstoke National Park is located adjacent to the city of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. The park is relatively small for a national park, covering 260km2. It is located in the Selkirk Mountains and was founded in 1914. Approximately 600,000 visitors enter Mount Revelstoke and nearby Glacier National Park each year.ClimateThe park contains a portion of one of the world's few inland temperate rain forests. Steep, rugged mountains can be found in a warm, moist climate. A variety of plant and animal life is typical with stands of old-growth Western Redcedar and Western Hemlock, a forest type which is rapidly declining outside of protected areas. The park's inland rainforest also has an isolated population of banana slugs which marks the eastern boundary of their distribution in North America.FaunaThis national park protects a small herd of the threatened woodland caribou as well as providing habitats for grizzly bears, black bears, moose, martens, coyotes, a variety of bats, several species of shrews, voles, mice, wolverines, and mountain goats.
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  • Every time you think you've seen the best view, around the next corner is an even better one, very hard to keep your eyes on the road. There were lots of road works going on when we travelled but it d...  more »
  • There is no "gateway" to the park. The Trans-Canadian bisects the park and there are smaller visiting spots accessible off the highway. Most were closed when we passed by. Views were stunning and we w...  more »
  • Beautiful park! We drove through this park a couple of times and saw loads of wild animals on the roadside.  more »

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Where to stay in Revelstoke

Revelstoke's position on the Columbia River endows it with scenic vistas, and most of the accommodations in town take advantage of this by offering waterfront views. Stay at one of the many bed and breakfasts, inns, hotels, or lodges on the east side of the river to make the most of the scenery. If you visit Revelstoke to ski--between November and April--stay south of the town center, in a ski chalet at the foot of Revelstoke Mountain. There, you'll be perfectly placed to catch a gondola up the mountain and shred down its slopes.
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