Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke Centennial Events 2014

Starlight Snowshoe

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snowshoe right from town on the Mount Revelstoke Trail, or use the 2 and 5 km Soren Sorensen trails near the Nels Nelsen Chalet. The 2 km loop will be candle-lit. Then join us around the fire for hot chocolate, snacks, music and some tobogganing. Suitable for all ages. Snowshoes available at the Nels Nelsen Chalet.

Centennial Celebration

Mount Revelstoke National Park’s Centennial Celebration

Join Parks Canada and the Revelstoke Museum and Archives for an exhibit opening and fun-filled event commemorating Mount Revelstoke’s 100th anniversary. Mount Revelstoke became a national park 100 years ago because of community effort – let’s celebrate this legacy!

Revelstoke Museum and Archives
© Parks Canada

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Location: The Revelstoke Museum and Archives - 315 First Street West, Revelstoke BC

Celebration: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. to noon

Centennial cake: Noon

More information: 250-837-7500

Event includes: Exhibit opening, street party, music by the Bob Rogers Jazz Quartet, photo opportunities, exhibitions, family activities, Parks Canada's mascot Parka, air-brush tattoos, refreshments and more!

Bring your Mount Revelstoke photos, share your memories and leave a digital legacy for the future.

Take a kid mountain biking day

photo of Take a Kid Mountain Biking 2013
© Parks Canada / William Eaton

Check out our bicycle obstacle course, cycle the gentle 2 k Soren Sorensen Trail or the more challenging 5 k trail, get your bike tuned up and win prizes. End the day by coasting down the Mount Revelstoke Trail right into town. Suitable for kids of all ages, including those on run-bikes.

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time: 12-4pm

Place: Nels Nelsen Historic Area

Fees: free with park pass

More Information: Call 250-837-7500

Parks Day

photo from Parks Day 2011
© Parks Canada / Rob Buchanan

Superintendent’s Hike and BBQ - celebrate the town’s role in the establishment of Mount Revelstoke National Park. The BBQ will be held at the Monashee Lookout. Stay tuned for more details.

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hike description: Meet at the Nels Nelsen Historic Area and hike up the Summit Trail to Monashee Lookout (approximately 2km uphill).

An evening with the stars 

image of a starry sky © Parks Canada / Zuzana Driediger

Watch the Perseid Meteor shower from the dark summit of Mount Revelstoke National Park. The Meadows in the Sky Parkway will be open late into the night for all to enjoy the peak of this impressive annual meteor shower.

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Time: The parkway will be open until 1am on August 13.

Where: the summit of Mount Revelstoke

Fees: Free with park pass

All are welcome

Annual Eva Lake Pilgrimage 

Hiker at Eva Lake Hiker at Eva Lake
© Parks Canada

Along the Eva Lake Trail Along the Eva Lake Trail
© Parks Canada, Alice Weber

Every August since 1976, visitors have joined a Parks Canada interpreter for the 12km (round trip) Eva Lake Pilgrimage. Together they photograph and learn about the wildflowers in full bloom and celebrate the relationship between the City of Revelstoke and Mount Revelstoke National Park.

Follow in the footsteps of the first Revelstokians to explore the summit area of Mount Revelstoke. In 1910, before the park was formed, the Revelstoke Mountaineering Club convinced the City of Revelstoke to create a hiking trail from town to the summit. Later, the trail was extended to include Eva Lake, named for club member Eva Hobbs who was the first to see the lake.

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Time: 9am

Place: Meet at the Balsam Lake parking lot (near the summit of Mount Revelstoke).

Hike Description: Join a park interpreter for the 38th annual Eva Lake Pilgrimage and learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. This is a moderate six hour (return) hike through subalpine wildflowers.

What to Bring: sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, camera, and a lunch, plus rain gear and bug spray.

Fees: free with park pass

For More Information: call 250-837-7500

All are welcome

Celebrate the Summit and the Eva Lake run

Celebrate the Summit Celebrate the Summit
© Parks Canada

Alpine runners at Eva Lake, 2013 Alpine runners at Eva Lake, 2013
© Bev Brosch

Celebrate 100 years of Mount Revelstoke National Park with interpretive strolls, art activities, live music and a subalpine trail run. Finish the fun off with a delicious piece of chocolate cake!

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: the summit of Mount Revelstoke

Fees: free with park pass

All are welcome