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“Away from the crowds on well-maintained trails” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke National Park
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Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke
Ranked #6 of 45 things to do in Revelstoke
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Vejle, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Away from the crowds on well-maintained trails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

The entrance to the park is less than 5 km from Revelstoke down town. There's only one way in which is a 26 km road winding uphill with trails and viewpoints along the way. You get a map at the entrance which tells you very briefly about everything so it's very easy to figure out what to do and how to get there. You can get to the summit of the mountain in 3 ways: hike all the way or park 1 km before the summit and hike the last 1 km or take the free shuttle bus. There's several trails to choose between, I liked the 5.5 km hike to Miller Lake (11 km and 3-4 hours in total).

Mt. Revelstoke National Park recommend that you bring bear spray and hike in groups. But it was not mandatory as it was on several trails in Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise (where you should hike in groups of min. 4 people due to bears. I'm sure this is seasonal but it was effectuated in September 2013 and could result in a USD 5,000 fine if not followed). So as a party of two it was easier to explore Mt. Revelstoke NP.

Another huge advantage was the very few people: We had Miller Lake all to ourselves for half an hour while eating lunch. Speaking of lunch I did not see any shops or restaurants in Mt. Revelstoke so remember to bring your own food and drinks.

Visited September 2013
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Asheville, NC
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“Exciting drive and great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

The view from the fire tower is worth the drive to the top. However, there were not many other hiking opportunities.

Visited September 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Very beatiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very beautiful. Really liked drive all the way up the mountain. Hike further even better. Interesting museum at the top.

Visited August 2013
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Great Neck, New York
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“Meadows in the Sky Parkway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visiting the park in early July is a sight to behold. Wildflowers are peaking out of the snow and ice. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to stop at the pullouts both going up and coming down as the changing light allows you to see different aspects of the mountain.

Visited July 2013
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“Blooming fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

The drive itself to the top is great, but once you get there (and it is the right time of the year) you are treated to a meadow of blooming flowers. It is an odd but great sight to see. For kids there is a small 1km circular walk around the meadow which gives great views of the selkirk mountain range as well as the meadow. There is also a fire tower you can climb to (5 mins) with a ranger that will answer questions for you. For the more adventurist there is a much longer hike, but we didnt do it.

Visited August 2013
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