BC's top wildflower viewing destination.
Vivid hues of yellow, red, purple and green bring the alpine to life in July and August. As the days warm up, flowers slowly climb up the mountains and can be found at various elevations depending on the snow melt.
While Revelstoke's mountain scenery is spectacular year-round, there's nothing quite like seeing it in the peak of wildflower season. Here are our top four ways to explore Revy's iconic wildflowers this summer.
HIKE OUR NATIONAL PARKS
Located next to Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, Revelstoke is the perfect base for hiking the alpine. For a moderate hike and the best wildflower viewing we recommend the Eva Lake Trail; tack on Miller and Jade Lakes for greater elevation gain. If you're up for the challenge check out the Hermit Trail, renowned as the Park's steepest trail, this 2 -3 hour ascent offers incredible views of Glacier National Park.
DRIVE THE MEADOWS IN THE SKY PARKWAY
Winding 26kms uphill, this paved road delivers you from an elevation of 470 metres on the Trans Canada Highway to 1835 metres at Balsam Lake. On your way up enjoy forests of cedar hemlock, spruce and fir and the renowned subalpine wildflower meadows of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Make sure to pause at the lookouts for incredible views of the town below.
BIKE LEGENDARY ALPINE TRAILS
There's nowhere that compares to Revelstoke when it comes to alpine riding. If you like to pedal, hit up Frisby Ridge or Keystone Standard Basin for the ultimate wildflower rides. If downhill is more your thing, get a shuttle to Martha Creek Downhill or enjoy lift accessed trails at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
SIGHTSEE AT REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Looking for the easiest way to enjoy wildflower season? Head to Revelstoke Mountain Resort and ride the Revelation Gondola into the alpine. Enjoy stunning mountain views as you ascend for 15 minutes, and then stroll Split Rock Falls, a 600m trail winding along the ridge. If you're up for the challenge, hike Greely, The Stoke Climb or Mackenzie Ridge to experience all 5620 feet of elevation on Mount Mackenzie.
VISIT DURING WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL.
This summer we're celebrating our iconic wildflower season with socially distant festivities. Join us at the end of July/ beginning of August for wildflower-themed events, menu features, and activities.