Family activities in Revelstoke
Photo credits: Mike Cotton Photography and Bruno Long Photography
Drive east on Hwy 1 to Giant Cedars Boardwalk trail in Mount Revelstoke National Park, a great destination for all ages with an easy 2km loop on a beautiful boardwalk that winds through old growth interior rain forest.
Head back towards Revelstoke and then north on Hwy 23N for an afternoon on Lake Revelstoke. One of our favorite places to bring a picnic lunch or dinner is Martha Creek Provincial Park, 17 km away on Hwy 23N. There is a pebbly beach with a large shoreline to explore and a great playground with mountain scenery that can’t be beat. The water is cool, clear and refreshing on a hot day. Why not stop in at the impressive Revelstoke Dam on route?
After dinner, watch the sun set from the greenbelt. There are a variety of easy trails that offer great views of the surrounding mountains and rivers.
Photo credits: Karen Best and Bruno Long
Drive west on Hwy 1 to SkyTrek and The Enchanted Forest. The Enchanted forest brings fairy tales alive and is a fun experience for the whole family, especially the younger kids. SkyTrek has an amazing variety of challenging and exhilarating activities for kids and adults.
Spend the heat of the day at our local beach at Williamson Lake, located just a few kms from town. It has a nice sandy beach and a dock to swim from. There is also a store that can do a BBQ lunch. It features a new playground and beach volleyball courts to keep the young ones busy. SUP boards are also available to rent on site.
Once you’ve had your fill of lakeside living, get out of the sun and into your car to take a drive into the sky. The Meadows in the Sky Parkway goes almost to the top of Mt Revelstoke, through the old growth rainforest, and the views that can be seen from the top are definitely worth the 26km drive up. There are a variety of short (or long) hiking trails to choose from that will suit all capabilities, but will still reward each visitor with spectacular views of our surrounding mountain ranges. In the summer, the wildflower displays are truly breathtaking.
In the summer months there is free live music every evening in the Grizzly Plaza downtown. It’s the perfect after dinner activity!
Head up to Revelstoke Mountain Resort for a morning of fun. The gondola offers access to beautiful views and easy hiking trails that will delight the whole family. The Cupcake Loop at the top of the upper gondola is a family favourite. Once you’ve hiked your hearts out, take a trip back down the mountain on the Pipe Mountain Coaster. It’s suitable for almost anyone over the age of 3 and features 1.4kms of twists and turns down the mountainside. The speed of each cart is rider controlled, meaning that it’s as exhilarating as you want it to be!
Once you’ve done flying down the hillside on the Pipe Coaster, load up the bikes and drive up to Mount Revelstoke National Park. Near the base, the Nels Nelson area offers lots of fun family activities. Including the kid’s Beaver Lodge Bike Park, with lots of fun bike activities, including a teeter-totter! The historic Nels Nelson ski jump is also in this area. Either hike or drive up to the Nels Knickers sculpture to get an idea of what it was like to fly from the iconic jump!