Mount Revelstoke National Park should be a key stop on your trip to Revelstoke, BC. From hiking to history, geocaching to wildlife viewing, there’s more than enough to keep you coming back for years to come. Make sure to explore our Best Ever Guide to Revelstoke to learn more about the area.
Before You Go to Mount Revelstoke National Park
Like any adventure, it’s a good idea to prep thoroughly before setting out. Aside from packing the necessities, you may want to check the bulletins for alerts and closures. For example, the Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk might be closed.
Getting to Mount Revelstoke National Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park’s main access point is conveniently located just off the Trans Canada Highway #1, just northeast of Revelstoke.
Mount Revelstoke National Park charges entry and service fees to visit. You can purchase day passes, discovery passes, or annual passes with rates based on each visitor’s age. Additionally, you can purchase camping passes, fire permits, and backcountry use permits. Note that youth 17 years and under can visit for free.
Facilities and Amenities
The revenue from entry and service fees aid in the maintenance of the facilities. Mount Revelstoke National Park has picnic areas and shelters, lookouts, and public restrooms. The park also allows dogs on leashes in many areas.
Hours of Operations
While the park remains open all year, the visitor centers close due to snow from October to May. Additionally, some facilities operate during set hours which change by season. You can access virtual guidebooks and maps for Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Key Mount Revelstoke National Park Regulations
You can find a full list of Mount Revelstoke National Park regulations here, but these are some of the key ones to remember.
- You can only consume alcohol at registered campsites in the park.
- Several outdoor activities require special permits, especially during certain seasons.
- Camping requires a permit, even for the backcountry.
- Drones are prohibited at all national parks in Canada.
- Fishing is prohibited at Mount Revelstoke National Park.
- You cannot carry firearms or hunt in Canadian National Parks.
- Mountain bikers can only use certain trails in the park.
- Don’t attempt to feed, pet, or harass any wild animals. Keep in mind that following animals with cameras qualifies as harassment.
We should note that violating the park regulations can result in substantial fines and jail time. Fines for some violations, like fires and poaching, could exceed $250,000!
Hiking in Mount Revelstoke National Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park has so many hiking trails to explore, and it seems like each one is better than the next. You can find everything from a leisurely stroll through the lush forests to a challenging uphill climb. The best part is that every trail immerses you in nature and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
You may want to seek out the Red Chairs located in special sites around Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks. The Red Chair Experience from Parks Canada asks guests to find the chairs, take a seat, and snap a pic of the gorgeous scenery. Share the image on social media with #ShareTheChair.
We only had time for the Broken Bridge Trail, but we can’t wait to get back to explore more!