where to see, explore and be part of the rainforest.

Revelstoke might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of rainforests but we’re actually in the middle of the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. With a mixture of old growth trees and a wealth of different species of plants, it’s a haven for all kinds of wildlife and we think this makes it a pretty neat place to explore and try out some rainforest adventures.

Family hiking in Revelstoke rainforest

inspiration woods

This short trail takes you through the rainforest at its best. Hike through the lush green of the forest floor in spring and summer and enjoy the mushroom display in the Fall. This short trail feels like the wilderness but with the bonus of being accessible from the main Meadows in the Sky parkway.

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mt macpherson trails

Mt Macpherson is a rainforest lover’s dream. Whether you’re into hikes, bikes, trail running, or foraging, Mt Macpherson has something for you. The miles of maintained trails are ideal for getting out into the forest however you choose to explore it. There are loamy single track dreams for the adventurous and wide open roads for those who prefer a more sedate path. In the summer and fall, there are also abundant blueberries and chanterelle mushrooms to collect.

Begbie Falls Revelstoke waterfall

begbie falls

Mt Begbie is Revelstoke’s iconic peak, but the rainforest that covers the lower mountain is just as beautiful and full of fun activities. Hike to the stunning Begbie Falls, or test your mettle rock climbing at the Begbie Bluffs. There you’ll find sport climbing routes that will take you from the forest floor to overlooking the canopy and the breathtaking valley below.


the enchanted forest and skytrek

The Enchanted Forest is a Revelstoke landmark that has been delighting children since 1960. The trails through the old growth rainforest are full of fairytale figures, nature trails and treehouses to explore. For the bigger kids, Skytrek is just next door with aerial trekking courses, ziplines and a giant swing to get the adrenaline going!

Mount Revelstoke National Park - Giant Cedars-hiking-hike

giant cedars boardwalk

This short 0.5 kilometre boardwalk takes you into the heart of old-growth forest, among cedar trees that may be more than half a millennium old. Signs along the way relate the importance of functioning ecosystems. Benches are provided so you can relax and breathe in the serene forest atmosphere. The trailhead is located at the Giant Cedars Picnic Area, 30 km east of Revelstoke in Mount Revelstoke National Park.

Follow the revy rules.

BC requires full 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.