Restricted Activity - Winter Trail Biking Restrictions

Issued: December 01, 2021

Ends: May 20, 2022

WHAT:  Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the Canada National Parks Act General Regulations, bicycles and bicycling are hereby prohibited on trails and in off-road areas within Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks of Canada by order of the Superintendent, with the exception of the trails listed below. Activities associated with building and maintaining trails by unauthorized persons are also prohibited.

The four trails listed as exceptions below allow winter mountain bikers to enjoy riding the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke National Park, while ensuring the safety of other visitors, reducing the possibility of wildlife conflict and preventing damage to trails.

WHERE:  All of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks with the exception of:

1. The 5km Soren Sorenson Trail loop at the base of Mount Revelstoke. Winter mountain bikers may also use the Meadows in the Sky Parkway to access or depart the 5km Trail at the northern-most point of the trail, just beyond the first Parkway switchback near Inspiration Woods Trailhead. Bicycle use of the Parkway above and beyond this point is prohibited;

2. The 2km Soren Sorenson Trail loop at the base of Mount Revelstoke;

3. The 23 Connector Trail linking the Meadows in the Sky Parkway to Highway 23N. This trail begins at the gravel pull-off before the Parkway gate and descends to Highway 23N. Bikers should follow the old maintenance compound road and turn left near the two historic buildings to access the trail;

4. The Mount Revelstoke Trail from the Tournament of Champions Trailhead (near the Revelstoke Railway Museum) to the Nels Nelsen Historic Area. Please note: a short section of this trail is not accessible to cyclists. Uphill and downhill cyclists must not use the gravel trail that climbs up from the westbound off-ramp of the Parkway/highway interchange. That section of the trail has reduced sightlines and sharp corners, and is for the use of hikers and snowshoers only. Cyclists must by-pass this section of trail by riding the Meadows in the Sky Parkway from the interchange to the first right turn beyond the log Welcome archway. A short trail connects back to the Nels Nelsen Trail at this point. Watch for the green and blue trailhead sign;

Cyclists should be aware that these four mountain bike trails are shared with hikers, walkers, skiers and snowshoers. Caution must be used when approaching pedestrians. Mountain biking restrictions are valid until further notice.

PENALTY: Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. Maximum penalty $25 000.

Start date: 2021-12-01

End date: Until further notice