Hours and seasons of operation
Mount Revelstoke National Park is open year-round, but visitor facilities are closed by snow from October to May. Please check the Trail Conditions Report for daily updates.
Meadows in the Sky Parkway
The Meadows in the Sky Parkway is a 26 km road which climbs from 400 metres above sea level to an elevation of 2000 metres. Snow lingers into July or August at the higher elevations and road openings are dependent upon snow melt.
At low elevations, the Parkway is open from May to October. The season is much shorter at the summit of the mountain, usually mid-late July to late September.
Please check with park staff for up-to-date conditions and hours when you arrive at the entrance station. The parkway is gated at the entrance station for security and safety.
Hours of Operation
|Date||Entry station and uphill gate hours||Automatic downhill gate hours|
|May 18 - June 12||9:00 am – 5:00 pm||6:30pm|
|June 13 - September4||8:00 am – 5:00 pm||8:30pm|
|September 5 - 30||9:00 am – 5:00 pm||6:30pm|
|October 1 - 15||9:00 am – 5:00 pm||5:30pm|
* The Meadows in the Sky Parkway will be closed for the season to motorized vehicles on October 16, 2019
When the mountain-top area is snow-free, the Summit Shuttle Bus transports visitors between the Balsam Lake parking lot and the Heather Lake summit area from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.
From September 5, the Summit Shuttle Bus will cease operating at 4:30pm daily.
Trans-Canada Highway Day-use Areas
The Skunk Cabbage and Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trails are located along the Trans-Canada Highway section of Mount Revelstoke National Park. These trails are at their best in early morning or early evening. The boardwalks, washrooms and picnic areas at Skunk Cabbage and Giant Cedars open with the spring snowmelt - generally the May long weekend. They close after Canadian Thanksgiving in early October. Delays in trail openings may occur when bears are present in the area or when snow has caused damage to trail structures.
When the parkway is closed (from October to May), visitors seeking information about Mount Revelstoke National Park can visit our office in the City of Revelstoke. This office is open year-round from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. till noon and 1 p.m. until 4:30. It is located in the Post Office building at 301B - 3rd Street West in Revelstoke.
* Please note: All hours and dates are subject to change.
Mount Revelstoke National Park and the City of Revelstoke are on Pacific Time.