Mount Revelstoke National Park, Revelstoke

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Hike through a rainforest and up a snow-covered mountain all within the same area at Mount Revelstoke National Park. This small national park encompasses 260 sq km (100 sq m) and includes rainforests, valleys, and several peaks. Hike or hitch a ride to the peak of the main mountain and head out from there on any one of the many trails. The park serves as a habitat for several animal species, including multiple kinds of bears, coyotes, and wolverines. Make Mount Revelstoke National Park a centerpiece of your Revelstoke vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Revelstoke itinerary builder.
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  • Visited in September of 2015, very nice. Nice short hikes or long hikes depending on what you enjoy. 
  • The Meadows in the Sky Parkway was a lovely drive up to almost the summit. The walk from the parking lot to the top was about 20 minutes. Uphill but still an easy walk. a really nice place to go for h...  read more »
  • The National Park is located very near of the town of cool. The ride lasts an instant, reminded of mountain road in the Switzerland me, what I liked. :) Once at the top you have the choice between several hikes - we have decided despite heavy rain for a long hike to the Lakes. Wow, that is really worth! Many colors, beautiful forests, meadows, streams... Footwear is worth, as much warm clothing as well as a rain jacket & a bear spray (even if the Sun when expire is still shining). A handsome black bear crossed the trail just over 100 meters in front of us.
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  • One of the most readily accessible parks, this is an awesome stop to really see the beauty of the Columbia Valley. Paved all the way to the top, with perfect viewpoints of Revelstoke all along the way. Meadows In The Sky is a great afternoon walk in the alpine. Wildflowers everywhere. For a bit bigger hike, the Jade and Eva Lake trails are stellar.
  • A true gem. Easy trails and stunning views make this a must see if you are going to be in the area.
  • Beautiful! A very easy "hike" is through the Giant Cedars boardwalk trail.
  • You will drive up a winding, seemingly infinitesimal road to be welcomed by swarms of ravenous bastard horseflies that will furiously gouge your skin and lap your hot tasty slurpee saturated blood while scoffing at your pathetic plutonium-enriched Deep Woods Off or that overpriced useless ginseng-and-lavender-laced organic countermeasure you bought at the local vitamin shoppe and forgot in your car for two years but found now because you were so desperate that you emptied the entire car looking for it. Whatever blood or unclaimed patch of skin-buffet you DO have left over is reserved for the wafting clouds of anemic mosquitoes - made puny from the lack of intravenous scraps left over from their larger, angrier, violent-er counterparts. It'd be easy to underestimate them when you're being bombarded by the endless legions of brain dead suicidal horseflies, but make no mistake - they're just as hungry and brainlessly suicidal in their quest to empty the contents of your now-leaky vessels into their bottomless guts in order to reproduce into thousands more clones of their wretched selves. The difference is that they're just silent while going about their disgusting business. Despite this, the whole way down after reaching the summit you will be scratching your swollen, cratered skin and be thinking about how much the trip was absolutely worth it. ---- Pro tip: If you're coming from Banff/Yoho/wherever on the same day (or two?), you can use that same national park pass here as well to save a few bucks. Just keep driving by the guard gate as if you owned the place even if they try and stop you. No don't actually do that. You'll get shot with a bear tranquilizer or something. Pro tip #2: The final excursion to the summit involves catching a free van ride to the top with a bunch of stinky sweaty rich people probably from Calgary or Kelowna, don't worry, they'll let you know. It's nice up at the very top but if you're a big fat lazy jackwagon like me and not going to tromp around much, there's no amazing view or vantage point without some sort of thin-air-sucking hike first. The slight increase in altitude would also appear to make the horseflies even more thick and mad and reckless but I'm not a horseflytologist so I'm just speculating. You might want to skip it if you're already being eaten alive at a lower elevation. Pro tip #3: The numerous vantage points on the drive up is where the magic is. Stop at every one and enjoy their relatively insect free beauty because you're not going to see views like this anywhere else in the area, no, not even at darling Lake Louise. (Unless your idea of a nice view is seeing phone screens raised in the air in front of you and the backs of tourist heads bobbing around ... hey maybe you're an Instragram-loving armchair lice inspector, I have no idea, I'm not judging, whatever makes you happy.) Pro Tip (?) #4: Depending on where you're from, you might call horseflies "clegs", "gad-flies", "stouts", "breeze-flies", or some other fancy name that I looked at Wikpedia for just now. Whatever. Like a bunch of jerks they ALL relish in irony, and the irony is that in Canada everything's supposed to be polite and pleasant and peaceful but make no mistake - they absolutely *hate* you and your terrier and your precious little children named Olivia and Mason and would kill you and all that you love if they only had bigger bodies and maybe some arms to hold you down with while slowly draining your life force and staring at you with their big, black, soulless murder-eyes. Heck, they might even actually be friendly horseflies and I misjudged them; consult with an horseflytologist first if it somehow matters to you. Look, I don't know. All this is just speculation, their motives are unclear. Pro Tip #5: I am not a professional. These are not 'pro' tips. They're not even really tips, they're just me spending a morning drinking coffee and indulging in some creative quiet time, procrastinating about cleaning the stairs that I said I would clean.
  • it's really long drive to go top, and it's really beautiful view on the top, and nice trail.
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