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Why the alpine is the place to be right now.

Cover image: Megan Voigt

We’re all about getting high. Alpine adventures are the perfect antidote to the heat of the summer days, and the best way to appreciate just how vast and beautiful the wilderness is.

The alpine can feel like a different world, surrounded by seemingly endless peaks and boundless horizons, it’s a place of both tranquility and adventure. We can’t think of many places to beat it when the height of summer hits BC.

There are so many ways to get out and enjoy the alpine but whatever your choice of adventure, here are our top 5 reasons why we think alpine adventures should be on your summer bucket list:

1. Cooler temperatures

We love the summer sun but sometimes it’s nice to beat the heat. As the elevation rises, the temperature drops- which makes the alpine the ideal place to get active when the sun is in the sky.

Photo: Agathe Bernard

2. The views

Revelstoke is surrounded by the Selkirk and Monashee mountains, which are part of the Columbia mountain range. This means that whichever way you look from the alpine, mountain peaks and stunning valleys stretch out as far as the eye can see.

Photo: Alison Sekera. Cheops Mountain, Glacier National Park.

3. Wildflowers

July and August are prime wildflower season in Revelstoke. The rolling meadows of the alpine become carpeted with beautiful flowers, transforming the scenery into a colourful paradise. Head up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mount Revelstoke National Park for easy access to the alpine wildflowers.

Photo: Michael Fitzpatrick. Mt Revelstoke National Park.

4. Fewer people

Alpine adventuring in Revelstoke often means having the trails to yourself. Although there are busier trails, there are plenty of other choices that will get you into the peace and quiet of the wilderness. Soak up the sights whilst you enjoy the solitude.

Photo: Julie Cornelius. Frisby Ridge.

5. Health benefits

Getting outdoors is good for you. Like, really good for you. Studies show that time spent outside can lower blood pressure, help keep a healthy heart rate, improve immune system function, and lower stress. Add to this, that alpine air contains less pollutants than air at valley bottom and you’ve got a recipe for feeling really great!

Photo: Cee Kung. Keystone Standard Basin.

Alpine adventures to try in Revelstoke

There are lots of ways to get above it all. Here are a few of our favourite ways to enjoy the alpine, click on the links for more information.

Don’t forget to share your alpine adventures with us by tagging #TheRealStoke!

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