Mount Revelstoke National Park

2467 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type

Things to do


Date of travel


Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip

We spent 3 nights in Revelstoke as we wanted to spend time in Mount Revelstoke National Park. This is a couple of hours drive west of Banff National Park and receives many fewer visitors.

The MEADOWS IN THE SKY PARKWAY gets very positive coverage in all the guide books and is on everyone’s tick list. It is a narrow mountain road which climbs up through 16 switchbacks to above the tree line. The road is closed when the first snows come and is progressively opened as the snows melt. We visited mid June and the top of the road was still shut, so we never got to see the meadows. It is often Mid July before the road to the top is open, and some years it never opens completely.

There are one or two good views over the valley from pull offs along the road, but otherwise it is like driving on a typical BC road except it is bendier and steeper than normal. If paying specially for entrance check how far it is open and if not to the top save your money – it's not really worth it.

SKUNK CABBAGE TRAIL This is a 20 minute drive east of Revelstoke in the bottom of the valley. There is a short boardwalk trail across the valley bottom swamp. This is a delightful walk across open pools and dense bright green vegetation. We could see the huge green eaves of the skunk cabbage although the bright yellow flower heads had yet to appear. There were plenty of white orchids.

GIANT CEDARS TRAIL This is on the opposite side of the road and is a short boardwalk trail with steps which takes you up among old growth forest with 800year old cedars. There are information boards explaining the ecology of the forest. There was a dense undergrowth including Devil’s Club with its vicious thorns.

Both of these were excellent walks and rewarding to do.

Parks Canada website:

We visited during a five week trip to Canada. There is an overall report of the trip here

I have written a series of detailed reports for some of the places visited for Silver Travel.

Silver Travel Advisor

Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.