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What to visit?
Revelstoke is Canada's only national park with a road to the top created by the Town of Revelstoke to open up to mountian to touring. In fact its beginnings are related to the birthplace of alpine skiing in Canada. The area was once a famous ski hill with world famous ski-jumping. It it was the longest ski jump in Canada. Mt. McKenzie to the South now has an extensive skiing facility and wide ranging terrain. Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ski touring are still done in the Park: Revelstoke Winter Sports . The Trans-Canada Highway (Route 1) goes right through Revelstoke. Hiking adventures are available for exploring lush valley rainforests of cedar, hemlock, spruce and fir. Alpine hiking is widespread culminating in spectacular views of the Columbia Valley, the Selkirk Mountains, and especially the jade green waters of the Lakes. Winter sports include alpine skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. From the top of Summit Fire Tower the views are unbelievable.
How to get to the Park?
Access by car via Trans-Canada Highway Route 1. Revelstoke is accessible via Greyhound bus . Rail through Revelstoke is by Rocky Mountaineer . Unfortuarely the train does not stop in Revelstoke with the nearest stop at Kamloops some 2.5 hours away.
Where to stay?
Accomodations: Camping: Revelstoke National Park has a new frontcountry camping area opening in 2019. Backcountry camping is available including several alpine huts. See campgrounds in season. Additional private campgrounds are found in Revelstoke .