Explore even more - redeem your free national park day pass.
Revelstoke neighbours two epic national parks, featuring alpine opportunities as well as iconic low-elevation trails like the Nels Nelson Trail, Inspiration Woods, and Bear Creek Falls. Fall is an ideal time to explore the parks - you'll have a range of trail options available and will be able to experience them in relative solitude.
From September 5 until the snow flies, we give away a free family/group national parks pass when you visit Revelstoke's Visitor Information Centre.
Valued at $21, the pass allows up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle to roam Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks for the day. Mount Revelstoke National Park is only a 5-minute drive from downtown and Glacier National Park is 45 minutes from downtown.
Before planning your day, make sure to check the latest trail conditions. Scroll down for tips on what to explore first as the snow melts.
Redeem this offer
**Please note you will not be able to redeem a free pass at any national parks office, entry gate, or online. You must visit the Revelstoke Information Centre. The Centre does not sell Parks Passes, this is a special Tourism Revelstoke travel offer.
Valid beginning September 5, 2023.
Top National Parks Activities in Fall.
Fall is a great time for clear skies, bug-free alpine exploring, epic scenery, and the occasional dusting of snow. Here are some great ideas for what to do with your FREE National Park Pass:
1. Visit the historic Nels Nelsen Ski Jump.
You can step into "Nels' Knickers" in an interactive art piece erected on the site of the historic ski jumps.
2. Hike the Inspiration Woods Trail.
In lower Mount Revelstoke National Park, the Inspiration Woods trail will give you an outstanding forest bathing experience.
3. Admire the views.
The Meadows in the Sky Parkway is an outstanding way to access views from the alpine. It can be accessed by car, foot, or bike. There are 7 viewpoints along the way which offer sweeping views on a clear day.
4. Stop for a picnic.
Listen to the roar of the Illecillewaet River in its spring flood while you eat lunch. The picnic area opens in late May or early June. The boardwalk itself is closed until further notice for maintenance.
*Giant Cedars Boardwalk in Mount Revelstoke National Park is closed in 2022 due to significant damage from fallen trees.
5. Explore Glacier National Park's incredible alpine.
While snow levels still allow, challenge yourself to one of Glacier National Park's stunning alpine trails. Our suggestions are Balu Pass, Abbott Ridge, or Glacier Crest. If the snow doesn't allow for higher elevation trails, try the shorter Meeting of the Waters and Rock Garden trails. View trail conditions.
Step into history.
Before visiting the Park, learn about Mount Revelstoke National Park and its history and significance to Revelstoke.
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Plan your Parks Visit
Before planning your day, make sure you check for information on the latest trail conditions. Weather conditions may change quickly leading to trail closures for snow.Check Mount Revelstoke National Park Trail Conditions