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Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke Centennial Events 2014

Balu Pass Balu Pass 
© Parks Canada

Bear Aware Hike

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join a park interpreter for a guided hike up the Balu Valley to look for bear signs and discuss bears in the park. Expect a moderate, 6-hour round-trip hike with some elevation gain (not too steep). You will need sturdy hiking shoes, water and a lunch. Bring waterproof and warm clothing just in case. Meet at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre at 10am

For more information, please call 250-837-7500



Celebrate the Summit and the Eva Lake run

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

Celebrate 100 years of Mount Revelstoke National Park with art activities, live music and a subalpine trail run to Eva Lake. Finish the fun off with a delicious cookie!

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Eva Lake Run: Registration - 9:30 at Balsam Lake day use area; run begins at 10:00.

Where: the summit of Mount Revelstoke (Balsam and Heather Lake areas)

Fees: free with park pass

All are welcome


Past Events

Annual Eva Lake Pilgrimage

August 16, 2014

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. 


An evening with the stars

August 12, 2014

Watch the Perseid meteor shower from the dark summit of Mount Revelstoke National Park and take a tour of the universe with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada!




Parks Day

July 19, 2014

  • Hike Through Time with park superintendent Nick Irving and discover the many stories of this mountain.

  • Mount Revelstoke JAM-BEAR-EE at Nels Nelsen Chalet with live music, local food vendors, kids bike park obstacle course, Arts & Crafts tent with facepainting, button-making, painting and more...

Learn to Camp

June 14-15, 2014

Join Parks Canada and Kamloops Immigrant Services for an off-site Learn-to-Camp event in Kamloops, BC. Develop your camping skills close to home, then practice your new skills at Glacier National Park!



Take a kid mountain biking day

View photos from the event  

June 7, 2014

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.


Centennial Celebration

Mount Revelstoke National Park’s Centennial Celebration

April 26, 2014

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!



Starlight Snowshoe

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.