Enjoy winter hiking at its finest.
There is something special about winter hiking in Revelstoke. The trails are less crowded and the quiet is unprecedented. We are lucky to have two national parks close by, Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park, offering winter hiking opportunities for any level, from short and (relatively) flat, to long, steep climbs. During winter, the Soren Sorenson 2k and 5k loops are great options in Mount Revelstoke National Park. If you have the momentum, continue up the summit trail to Caribou Cabin and enjoy a cozy fire.
Revelstoke Winter Hiking FAQs:
Where can I find more information about Revelstoke winter hiking?
Grab a copy of the Revelstoke Hiking Map at the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre, or download it HERE. There is a great website that goes into fine details of every possibly hike available: Revelstoke Hiking – Online Trail Guide
Will I see bears while out winter hiking in Revelstoke?
The Columbia Mountains and Revelstoke’s trails are home to lots of wildlife, including black and grizzly bears. However, in the winter months, the bears should be hibernated. We still recommend using caution. Read Parks Canada’s bear safety primer here. Ask park staff or read Bears and People to learn more about reducing your risk of encountering bears when camping in the backcountry or what to do if you encounter a bear. Here are some of our tips for Happy Hiking in Bear Country!
Revelstoke Winter Hiking – Locals Tip
If you’re looking for a short winter hike, the Revelstoke Greenbelt river trails are plowed by the City of Revelstoke. For getting more off the beaten path, snowshoes are recommended until mid-March.