While Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke Park nearby may hold the jewels of the area, there are also a number of other fantastic area hikes that should not be overlooked. In other words, the Revelstoke area is a mecca for hiking, and you may want to make this a base-camp for your explorations in the B.C. Monashee and Selkirk Mountains.
You also have Rogers Pass not far away and my all-time favourite, the Berg Lake Trail (under Mt. Robson) which is on Trailpeak.
You may also note that we have captured some trails within Glacier National Park itself (use our search engine with "Revelstoke" as nearest city), however, this is a general overview of hikes in the immediate vicinity of Revelstoke.
Mount Begbie - steep 6 km trail
Martha Creek Provincial Park – 7 km trail
Blanket Creek Campground and Sutherland Falls
Keystone - Standard Basin Trail - featuring a cabin for public use, 17.8 km hike, but 15 km of logging road first
Akolkolex Falls & Mt. McRae - 2.6 km sub-alpine hike, but 18 km of Forest Service Road first
Frisby Ridge Area - 3.5 km sub-alpine
Carnes Creek - 4.5+ km trail
Boulder Mountain - snowmobile only trails
Mt. Cartier - 17 km, 2-day hike, 13.3 km South of Revelstoke off Airport Way
Sproat Mountain – 4 km trail, great views, At 22 km off Airport Way, rough road from Revelstoke, bear right and drive to 42 km mark, i.e. 42 km out of town
These trails are in the Columbia Forest District, and typically involve some number of kilometres on a logging road off a main highway. To get more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 250-837-5345 or 1-800-487-1493.
Also near the city, enquire about Box Canyon Trail, Revelstoke River Trail, Begbie Falls trail, Williamson Lake, Mount Mackenzie Ski Hill, Bridge Creek, and the Illecillewaet Greenbelt walk.
Also listed on Trailpeak are a number of Glacier Provincial Park Trails, and, some must-do hikes in the vicinity of Mt. Robson.
Directions to Revelstoke area are very simple. Get on the Trans Canada Highway from either Vancouver or Calgary (closer) and drive to Revelstoke, which is on the B.C. side of the Rocky Mountains.
For directions to specific Trails above, it is recommended that you contact the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, or, the Ministry of Forests, which given recent cutbacks, may not be maintaining these trails to the same level as in the past. So, check in locally before planning your trip. You can start with the revelstoke Chamber of Commerce at 800-665-8001. You can also contact the nearby Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks at 250-837-7500, or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted By: trailpeak
- Thu Jun 13 22:41:07 UTC 2002
Comment... oh ya, and the date on the festival is June 21-22 timeframe. Maybe a good time to go check out revelstoke.
Posted By: trailpeak
- Thu Jun 13 22:40:24 UTC 2002
CommentApparently there is a Revelstoke festival, featuring folk music, outdoor events, etc. This was taken from an online posting:
Description: A musical buffet nestled in a mountainous amphitheatre on the Columbia River. Ring in your sunny, Summer Solstice with the right vibes in a rural way. Featuring a diversity of music, from blues to funk, art vendors, a kids tent (with child care), a climbing wall and a micro-brew beer garden. Location: Centennial Park, a 5-minute walk from downtown Revelstoke Contact: Layne Seabrook Phone: (250) 837-5500 Email: email@example.com