Rain forest, snow forest or no forest: it’s your choice at Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Meadows in the Sky Parkway
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.
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Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park
The new Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park, located at the Nels Nelsen area on lower Mount Revelstoke National Park, is now ready for visitors!
The children’s interpretive bike park and creative playscape is designed for families with children from 1 ½ years and up. Visitors can develop bike skills, play, and learn about the park in a fun and active way. Try out obstacles such as the dragonfly teeter totter, animal overpass and the giant snail.
Picnic tables and the iconic Parks Canada red chairs are available in the area. Washroom facilities are located a few metres away in the Nels Nelsen parking lot. The bike park is a 5 minute drive from Revelstoke or a 10 minute walk up the Mount Revelstoke Trail that starts in beside the Revelstoke Railway Museum.
Lower Mount Revelstoke trails
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.