Hours and seasons of operation

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke National Park is open year-round, but some visitor facilities are closed from October to May. Visitor Information hubs offer park information, trail updates, pass and permit sales, backcountry camping information and much more.

Always check the Trail Conditions Report before heading into the park.

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Visitor Information

Mount Revelstoke National Park and the City of Revelstoke are on Pacific Time. Hours are subject to change.

Parks Canada office building

Parks Canada Office

Open year round

301 W 3rd Street, Revelstoke, BC.

Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

250-837-7500

 mrg.information@pc.gc.ca

Access: Paved with ramp.

Snowforest welcome centre building

Snowforest Welcome Centre

Seasonal

Snowforest Campground

May 17 to September 25*
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

*From June 4 to 7, hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

September 26 to October 14
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Access: Gravel to paved ramp, stair option.

Small welcome kiosk

Parkway Welcome Kiosk

Seasonal

Meadows in the Sky Parkway

May 17 to June 19*
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*From June 4 to 7, passes and information will be available at the Snowforest Welcome Centre 

June 20 to August 28
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 29 to October 20
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If closed during these hours, passes and information is available at the Snowforest Welcome Centre

Access: Roadside kiosk, drive-thru.

Small welcome kiosk with Parks Canada branding

West Welcome Park Kiosk

Seasonal

East on Trans-Canada Highway

June 13 to June 19
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

June 20 to August 28
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

August 29 to October 25
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Access: Roadside kiosk, drive-thru, paved area.

Seasonality

Graphic showing different seasons in Mount Revelstoke

Mount Revelstoke National Park offers outdoor recreation activities year-round at lower elevation and seasonally at higher elevation during the summer months. The area receives meters of snow all the way to the valley bottom each winter, and access to different areas of the mountain opens up gradually as the snow melts in late spring and early summer. Always check the Trail Conditions Report before heading into the park.

Meadows in the Sky Parkway

Person biking on a road

Access to higher elevation trails in Mount Revelstoke National Park opens up as the snow melts along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. When fully open, the Parkway takes visitors up roughly 1600m elevation above the valley bottom on a 25 km paved road. The summit of Mount Revelstoke is a moderate 1 km walk from the highest visitor parking area, accessible parking is also available at the summit (please ask at the parkway kiosk). 

The lower elevation trails are accessible year-round from the Nels Nelsen historic area. Additional trails may be accessible at lower elevation along the parkway as it opens to the snowline on May long weekend. Snow can sometimes linger into late July or early August at the higher elevations. Opening of the road and summit trails is dependent upon snow melt. Always check the Trail Conditions Report or see park staff for up-to-date conditions when you arrive.

The Nels Nelsen Historic Area

Family enjoying the Nels Nelson ski jump

Mount Revelstoke lower trails are open year-round. During spring, summer and fall, a variety of trails offer good hiking, trail running and biking for all ages and fitness levels. The Nels Nelsen area is connected by trail to Snowforest Campground and is home to the historic ski jump and the Beaver Lodge kids bike park.

In the winter, snow settles on the lower mountain and the road is plowed to the Nels Nelsen parking area, making it a great destination for winter walking, snowshoeing or fat-biking

Trans-Canada Highway Attractions

Child running up wooden stairs

Giant Cedars Boardwalk

Please note: Work will begin to repair a portion of the Giant Cedars Boardwalk. It is expected to open mid summer. Check the Trail Conditions Report for updates.

The Giant Cedars and Skunk Cabbage areas are located about 30 km east of the parkway, along the Trans-Canada Highway in Mount Revelstoke National Park. These visitor areas open in late May (3rd weekend) and close in mid-October. 

Where to buy a National Park Pass

When visiting a national park or national historic site, you must have a valid national parks pass. Mount Revelstoke National Park offers various options and locations to buy your pass today.

National Park Pass purchase locations
Day passes

Provides entry to Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho, Kootenay, Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes and Elk Island national parks.

Valid until 4:00 p.m. on the day after purchase.

Available in-person at the following locations:

Year round

  • Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
  • Parks Canada Administration Office in Revelstoke, 301B 3 St. W
  • Automated National Park Entry Pass Machine outside of the Parks Canada Administration Office in Revelstoke, 301B 3 St W

Seasonally – approximately May long weekend to Thanksgiving

Discovery Pass

Provides entry into more than 80 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada.

Valid for a full year until the end of the calendar month of purchase.

Available in-person at the following locations:

Year round

Seasonally

Annual Pass (to Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks only)

Available in-person at the following locations:

Year round

Seasonally

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