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Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke Centennial Events 2014

Parks Day

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© Parks Canada

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014

1 PM: Hike Through Time

with park superintendent Nick Irving and discover the many stories of this mountain.

  • Hike from Nels Nelsen Chalet to Monashee Lookout

  • Costumed Interpreters

  • Shuttle service provided to get you back in time for the...

4 - 7 PM: Mount Revelstoke JAM-BEAR-EE at Nels Nelsen Chalet

  • Live Music from Chris Stevens Family Bluegrass Band

  • Local food vendors (cash only)

  • Kids bike park obstacle course is back!

  • Arts & Crafts tent with facepainting, button-making, painting and more... 

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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



Past Events

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.