Mountain Parks: A Cycling Experience
Breathtaking scenery right from your saddle
Cycling in Canada's Mountain Parks © Parks Canada / Jocelyn Nadeau
Deep valleys and jagged mountain peaks. Windswept prairies and dense old-growth forests. Still lakes and fast-moving rivers and streams. An astonishing assortment of birds, plants and wild animals. All from the saddle of your bike.
Whether you’re a casual rider or a technical expert, cycling offers a special way to experience the diversity of Canada’s mountain parks.
Enjoy an expanding variety of well-marked trails and roads for all skill levels. Appreciate both natural wonders and historic sites more profoundly through an increasing number of interpretive signs. Benefit from a growing community of local enthusiasts and bike shops to help you make the most of your experience.
There has never been a better time to enjoy cycling in Canada's mountain parks.
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Rain forest, snow forest or no forest: it’s your choice at Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Meadows in the Sky Parkway
Wind your way up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, a 26 km paved route that climbs 1,500 m to Mount Revelstoke's 2,000 m summit. Your journey begins in the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, passes through old-growth stands of cedar and hemlock, and culminates in stunning wildflower meadows—from the glacier lilies and marsh marigolds of early summer to the red Indian paintbrush, yellow arnica and purple lupine that leave the fields awash in colour by August.
“Can you hear that?”
The parkway’s varied forests also offer sanctuary to a wide spectrum of bird life. Listen for the distinctive “Three-beers-quick” tune of the Olive-sided Flycatcher. Scan the skies for the Golden Eagle. Keep an eye on your lunch or a Whiskey Jack will carry it away.
The base of Mount Revelstoke also offers 10 km of intermediate mountain bike trails through the rainforest near the Nels Nelsen Historic Area. Short climbs and descents offer a chance to explore the site, known as one of the finest natural ski jumps in the world and the home of several sporting world records. The main trail takes you right back to Revelstoke’s downtown cafes.
Breathtaking scenery right from your saddle © Parks Canada / Jocelyn Nadeau
For more information on cycling in Canada’s mountain parks, contact the parks directly by using the information and links below:
Banff National Park
Telephone: 403-762-1550 (Mountain Time)
Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Telephone: 403-522-3833 (Mountain Time)
Jasper National Park
Telephone: 780-852-6176 (Mountain Time)
Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park
Telephone: 250-837-7500 (Pacific Time)
Kootenay National Park
Telephone: 250.347.9505 (Mountain Time)
Waterton Lakes National Park
Telephone: 403-859-5133 (Mountain Time)
Yoho National Park
Telephone: 250-343-6783 (Mountain Time)