Mt. Revelstoke National Park
Mount Revelstoke Park is located just a couple of minutes northeast of Revelstoke and about a 20 minute drive from Griffin Lake Mountain Lodge. Like Glacier National Park to the east, this park is a favourite destination of our guests.
Drive from dense rainforest containing cedar, hemlock, spruce and fir, on a paved road that switchbacks 26 km and climbs 1600 meters to beautiful sub alpine wildflower meadows. At the first switchback after the Welcome Station, (where visitors must purchase a National Park Pass), Inspiration Woods Trail (3 km in length), offers a quick introduction to the rainforest. Stop at the various viewpoints along the parkway and enjoy many breathtaking sights.
At the top, park at Balsam Lake and walk – or take the free shuttle bus – 2 km to the Summit area; the shuttle bus service runs from 10 AM to 4:20 PM.
Meadows In The Sky offers spectacular views of the backcountry of the park, the city of Revelstoke, Lake Revelstoke and the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains. From the Heather Lake summit area you have the option to enjoy easy strolls (.5 – 1 km) or hike Eva Lake, Miller Lake and Jade Lake trails that lead out into the backcountry from the summit (5.5-9km). The sub alpine vegetation of the Meadows area is very fragile and the growing season is very short so please stay on the system of marked trails only.
The trails within Revelstoke National Park can be easily accessed from the parking lot at the top of the Meadows in the Sky parkway or you can take a shuttle from that parking lot to an area near the fire tower. The trail vary from short 10 or 15 minute walks to more aggressive hikes that can take several hours. These longer hikes take you up to some spectacular alpine and sub-alpine lakes.
In late summer the Mt. Revelstoke Park is characterized by spectacular displays of colorful wildflowers.