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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What to expect this winter.
Please refrain from visiting Revelstoke for non-essential travel at this time. 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.