Bordering the city of Revelstoke, Mount Revelstoke National Park is a place of incredible contrasts. The 260 square kilometre (100 sq mi) park is known for its lush rainforest and spectacular wildflower meadows, Mount Revelstoke offers visitors plenty of opportunities to experience nature at its finest.
The summit of Mount Revelstoke is just a short walk from your car once you travel the paved 26 kilometre (16 mi), Meadows-In-The-Sky Parkway which takes you up the mountain, offering views of Revelstoke, The Columbia River and the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. Meadows-In-The-Sky Parkway is open from late-May to late-October. Please link here for details.
The lower mountain is the first area to be snow-free in spring, trails on the lower Mount Revelstoke can take you to the top of an historic ski jump or on a family-friendly bike adventure. Some trails are open year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking and fat biking.
For the avid bikers, try the climb to the subalpine on a world-class road biking route. Explore cool rainforest trails on a hot summer day. Cheer on your kids as they conquer features in the bike park. Biking Mount Revelstoke National Park is for everyone!
Travelling east on the TransCanada Highway, the Giant Cedars and Skunk Cabbage Picnic areas showcase the diverse ecosystems of the inland temperate rainforest. Please note, the fragile ecosystems can limit access and the boardwalks may not be accessible at all times. Viewing day-use areas are normally accessible, view the Trail Conditions for up-to-date information.
|Park Services and Facilities:
Picnic or day-use facilities, hiking & biking, kids biking skills park, fishing, electric vehicle charging station, camping. Note, dogs are not allowed above Columbia Viewpoint (12 km) on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, which includes the summit area and backcountry of MRNP. In all other cases, dogs must be on a leash at all times.
63 campsites for hard-sided camping only (rv, truck camper, motorhome) & 3 MicrOcube units.
Trail Conditions: Access to MRNP can change rapidly due to various natural causes. Ensure you go prepared by checking the conditions before you go here.
Summer: Endless hiking trails. Access to most facilities should be open during summer months. Wildflower meadows are at their peak of blooming during the high of summer and lakes are sparkling (timing is weather dependant). Find the Red chairs, go geocaching or take advantage of summer interpretive programs.
Spring: Birdwatching at Skunk Cabbage boardwalk. During spring, follow the snowmelt and access some of the best inland rainforest trails. Explore birdwatching all around the park and view various bird species including Nashville Warbler, American Redstart, Calliope Hummingbird, Varied Thrush and Western Tanager at the foot of Mount Revelstoke.
Fall: Fall can offer some of the best hiking and the access can vary due to snowfall. The parkway remains accessible until snow comes. Prepare before you go by checking trail conditions at the link above.
Winter: The park is in avalanche country; check with Avalanche Canada before you go. Explore by snowshoes as well as fat biking and Nordic skiing. Note, trails are not groomed. During winter months, parking is available at the Nels Nelson Historic area and at the Welcome Kiosk (plowing ends here) 5 km from downtown Revelstoke.
Top of page photo: First Footsteps Trail at Mount Revelstoke National Park Summit / Parks Canada; Ian Houghton photo.