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Mount Revelstoke National Park

Gaze up at mighty cedar trees, marvel at the views from a mountain summit, take a scenic alpine drive or bring binoculars and try to spot a grizzly bear.

Mount Revelstoke National Park is a mixture of forest, meadows and rugged peaks. With paved roads and boardwalk trails set in 100 square miles (260 square kilometers), it is a natural wonderland that is easily accessible to everyone.

Begin your visit by taking a drive along the 16-mile (26-kilometer) Meadows In The Sky Parkway. Starting at a height of 1,540 feet (470 meters), this winding and scenic roads takes you to Balsam Lake at a height of 6,020 feet (1,835 meters). Jump on the shuttle bus that runs during the summer months for the short ride to the summit of Mount Revelstoke.

Explore more of the park by taking in some of its different environments. In spring, walk along the Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail situated on the Illecillewaet River, named after the remarkable plants that flower as the snow melts. In summer, stroll along the Giant Cedars Boardwalk and feel humbled by the size of the mighty cedar and hemlock trees. Visit in mid August to see the meadows come alive with the vibrant wildflowers that inspired the national park’s creation in 1914.

Always keep watch for some of the amazing creatures that live in this sprawling national park. Grizzly bears and caribou are some of the rare animals that are spotted occasionally. Columbian ground squirrels are commonly seen and hoary marmot and the cute little pika also regularly pass by. The park is also a haven for a variety of birdlife, with golden eagles soaring above the craggy peaks.

Get your blood flowing with a more adventurous activity. A hike or bike ride through the park is popular in the summer months. Snowshoe or ski-tour around the park after the first heavy snow falls, which usually occur from mid November onwards. Mountaineering is available by special arrangement for experienced climbers.

Mount Revelstoke National Park is situated on the Trans Canada Highway, just to the northeast of the town of Revelstoke in the Selkirk Mountains. A Discovery Pass is required to visit and can be prearranged with the Canada Parks office in Revelstoke.


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Lodging Near Mount Revelstoke National Park

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Powder Springs $72
Powder Springs

Powder Springs

200 3rd Street West, Revelstoke
     
    3.0
    of 5, from 1,008 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Revelstoke, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of K3 Cat Skiing and Snowboarding, Grizzly Plaza, and Revelstoke Aquatic Centre. Revelstoke Museum and Archives and Revelstoke Railway Museum are also within 15 minutes.

    Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Revelstoke
    Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Revelstoke

    Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Revelstoke

    301 Wright Street, Revelstoke
       
      3.7
      of 5, from 605 reviews
      2.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Revelstoke, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Revelstoke Railway Museum, Revelstoke Museum and Archives, and Revelstoke Golf Club. Grizzly Plaza and K3 Cat Skiing and Snowboarding are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Coast Hillcrest Hotel $114
      Coast Hillcrest Hotel

      Coast Hillcrest Hotel

      2100 Oak Drive, Revelstoke
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 472 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Revelstoke, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Grizzly Plaza, K3 Cat Skiing and Snowboarding, and Revelstoke Museum and Archives. Revelstoke Aquatic Centre and Revelstoke Railway Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Alpine Inn & Suites
        Alpine Inn & Suites

        Alpine Inn & Suites

        1001 West 2nd Street, Revelstoke
           
          3.2
          of 5, from 227 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Located near the slopes, this Revelstoke motel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Revelstoke Railway Museum, K3 Cat Skiing and Snowboarding, and Revelstoke Aquatic Centre. Revelstoke Museum and Archives and Grizzly Plaza are also within 15 minutes.

          Best Western Plus Revelstoke
          Best Western Plus Revelstoke

          Best Western Plus Revelstoke

          1925 Laforme Blvd., Revelstoke
             
            4.6
            of 5, from 414 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in the mountains, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Revelstoke Golf Club and Revelstoke Railway Museum. Revelstoke Museum and Archives and Grizzly Plaza are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Revelstoke Lodge
            Revelstoke Lodge

            Revelstoke Lodge

            601 First Street West, Revelstoke
               
              3.6
              of 5, from 209 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Revelstoke, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Revelstoke Museum and Archives and Revelstoke Railway Museum. Grizzly Plaza and K3 Cat Skiing and Snowboarding are also within 10 minutes.

              Monashee Lodge
              Monashee Lodge

              Monashee Lodge

              1601 Third Street West, Revelstoke
                 
                3.9
                of 5, from 104 reviews
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Revelstoke, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Revelstoke Railway Museum, Revelstoke Museum and Archives, and Revelstoke Golf Club. Revelstoke Aquatic Centre and K3 Cat Skiing and Snowboarding are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Ramada by Wyndham Revelstoke
                Ramada by Wyndham Revelstoke

                Ramada by Wyndham Revelstoke

                1750 Trans Canada Highway, Revelstoke
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 214 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Revelstoke, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Revelstoke Golf Club, Revelstoke Railway Museum, and Revelstoke Museum and Archives. Grizzly Plaza and K3 Cat Skiing and Snowboarding are also within 2 mi (3 km).