A young visitor explores one of Mount Revelstoke's trails © William Eaton
Rain forest, snow forest or no forest: it’s your choice at Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Meadows in the Sky Parkway
Wildlife encounter? © William Eaton
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.