See another side to our stunning mountain town.
Snowshoeing is a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy Revelstoke's forests, mountains and fresh air. If you've never worn snowshoes before, Revelstoke is a great place to try them out! Our trail networks cater to a wide variety of age groups, fitness levels, and abilities while offering access to otherwise inaccessible locations and beautiful winter landscapes. Here are the best places to snowshoe in Revelstoke.
Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Our local national park offers a network of snowshoeing trails with easy access trail heads and stunning views of the valley and town below. You can park at the entrance gate of Meadows in the Sky Parkway and snowshoe to the trail heads from there. For a more convenient route, you can also snowshoe from town, starting at the Tournament of Champions trailhead.
Choose from one of the 6 trails below:
1.3km one way
Trailhead located on Track Street behind the Railway Museum.
2.2km one way
Trailhead located on Highway 23N up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway.
2 - 5km loop
This is a multi-use trail through the interior rain forest which offers two loops of different distances.
This appropriately named trail is located through the Meadow in the Sky Parkway gate and offers visitors a gentle walk through Revelstoke's interior forest.
Nels Nelson Ski Jump
1km one way
*Important* The ski jump itself is an avalanche area and is not open to public in the winter. The upper lookout is accessible from the Meadows in the Sky Parkway at km 4.
These impressive waterfalls drop 45 feet at the bottom of a beautiful canyon on the Columbia River. Enjoy the mellow, secluded walk through the forest until you locate the frozen falls as you walk into the viewpoint.
2km one way
Trailhead located 23km south of Revelstoke on Highway 23 towards Blanket Creek Provincial Park.
Green Belt Trails.
Enjoy panoramic mountain and glacier views on the edge of the Columbia River only a few blocks away from Revelstoke's downtown core. The trails start in Centennial Park on Campbell Ave. Snowshoers can remain on the plowed pathway or dip into the lightly forested areas along the river banks.
These trails continuously intersect with one another enabling the ability to create your own adventure and length of walk.
As snowshoeing takes place in the backcountry and not in a patrolled resort setting, avalanches are possible. It is important to understand the risks, weather and snow pack before you head out. Visit Avalanche Canada for more information and contact the Visitor Information Centre to learn about trails with no avalanche risk.
Follow the revy rules.
BC requires proof of vaccination for people 12 and older to access some events, services, and businesses. There are currently additional Provincial Health Orders in place in the Interior Health Region:
- Everyone 12 years of age and older must wear a mask in all public indoor spaces
- Personal Gatherings: Outdoor personal gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people. Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household
- Organized Events With Proof of Full Vaccination (two doses): indoor organized events can have a capacity of 50 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater). Outdoor-organized events can have a capacity of 5,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater).
- High-intensity group exercise is now permitted, provided all participants and instructors are fully vaccinated with two doses.
If you are in Revelstoke, please ensure that you are taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and following provincial health guidelines.