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.
What to expect this winter.
The winter of 2020-21 is going to look a little bit different in Revelstoke. We're taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and following provincial health guidelines. That means that you may be required to wear masks, that restaurants and bars may have long wait times and that you will need to plan to accommodate changes in business operations. Please check current Provincial Health Orders before travelling.