Summer in Revelstoke has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for adrenaline fuelled excitement or peace and quiet in the tranquility of the mountains- this is the spot for you!
There’s far too much to do in Revelstoke to put it into one list but here are some of our top suggestions for making the most of the Revelstoke summer.
Hit the trails.
There’s no shortage of beautiful vistas around Revelstoke and no better way to explore them than two feet and heartbeat.
Mount Revelstoke National Park offers stunning hikes for all abilities. Drive up the Meadows in the Sky parkway and take the short trail to the summit for breathtaking 360 views of the Selkirk and Monashee mountains. If you’re ready for a longer hike, Eva Lake is hard to beat. Starting from the summit, the trail weaves through dense rainforest into gorgeous sub alpine forests before ending at the beautiful Eva Lake, complete with quaint backcountry cabin. If that’s still not enough, continue on to Jade Lakes and spend the night in the wilderness.
Revelstoke also has Glacier National Park on the doorstep with its world class hiking. For a challenging hike that offers amazing views, check out Perley Rock. Experience glaciers, waterfalls, and crystal blue alpine lakes. This hike is not for the faint hearted but the rewards are epic.
Revelstoke is a world class bike destination.
Whether you’re into gorgeous trails through the mountains or epic road rides; here’s where it’s at.
For an alpine ride you won’t forget in a hurry, head to Frisby Ridge. The climb through the sub alpine rainforest to the alpine lakes is nothing short of spectacular all season but especially impressive in wildflower season. Check the Revelstoke Cycling Association for more info on opening dates.
For those all about being on 2 wheels but less about the rough stuff, check out the Meadows in the Sky Parkway for a scenic climb up Mount Revelstoke. If you’re feeling competitive, you can even race it at the Mount Revelstoke Steamer. For something a little less steep, we like highway 23N. The highway winds through the mountains, along the shores of Lake Revelstoke. Once you’re past Martha Creek provincial campground, the traffic thins out and you might well find you’re the only one on the road- but be aware, the highway is narrow and windy in places.
Explore the natural beauty of Revelstoke’s waterways.
Summer is hot. Luckily there are plenty of fun ways to cool off in our lakes.
Why not rent a paddleboard or canoe and explore Lake Revelstoke? The lake is full of neat places to put a boat into the water and explore the secret coves and waterfalls along the shore. You can even camp at Martha Creek Provincial campground and make a weekend of it. Once the water is warmer in July and August, Martha Creek also makes a great place to swim with a dedicated swimming area off the beach.
If you’re looking to get your toes wet before the lake has warmed up, head to Williamson Lake– home of the warmest water in Revelstoke. Rent a paddleboard and look out for the turtles as you paddle around, or catch a SUP yoga session in the evening.
If you’re after a watersport that’s a bit more exhilarating, book a trip with one of our whitewater rafting providers. The Illecillewaet river provides rapids, thrills, spills, and a whole heap of fun. Trips can fill up early, so don’t hesitate to call ahead!
Relax after a hard day’s adventure.
Or dance the night away…
From July to September, experience the magic of live music for free in downtown Revelstoke as the Grizzly Plaza becomes an outdoor concert every evening. Hear local artists, and those travelling through, in a music festival that lasts all summer and covers all genres. Grab an ice cream or hang out on Chubby Funster’s patio and enjoy while you listen.
Once you’ve danced the evening away, there are so many wonderful places to eat in Revelstoke- take a peek at the EAT section of our website to find out more about your options.