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Mount Revelstoke National Park

How to Get Here

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that visitors planning a trip to Mount Revelstoke National Park during the spring and autumn shoulder seasons (April, May, June, September, October) contact us by phone or e-mail for the latest information on facility openings and closings.

flowers in Mount Revelstoke's meadows The renowned subalpine wildflower meadows of Mount Revelstoke.
© Parks Canada

Access to Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada is by highway. The community of Revelstoke, 0.8 km southwest of the park, is located almost halfway from Calgary, Alberta, to Vancouver, British Columbia. It is serviced by small (charter) aircraft and by commercial bus lines. The Trans Canada Highway (Highway #1) is the point of access for visitors. It runs just inside the park's boundary for 13 km along the southeast perimeter of the park.

From the Trans Canada Highway, most summer visitors drive up the 26 km long Meadows in the Sky Parkway . This winding, paved mountain road leads to the Mount Revelstoke summit, and is the only opportunity in the Canadian national park system for private vehicles to access a mountaintop environment. Parking for summit visitors is located at Balsam Lake, on km 24 of the Meadows-in-the-Sky Parkway. Trailheads for several different hikes are found at Balsam Lake.

A Parks Canada Shuttle Bus takes visitors for the last 2 km between Balsam Lake and the Summit daily throughout the summer. The Parkway is open during the mountain's snowfree months, usually mid-July to mid-October.

Taxi service is available from the City of Revelstoke.