Illecillewaet

Illecillewaet

(ĭləsĭl`əwĕt, –wāt), mountain stream, c.50 mi (80 km) long, rising in Illecillewaet glacier on the west slope of the Selkirk Mts., SE British Columbia, Canada. It flows southwest in a mountain valley to join the Columbia River near Revelstoke. For almost its entire distance it is followed by the Canadian Pacific Railway and is well known to travelers for its exceptional beauty.
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A KOA campground is on the edge of town, with a short trail I found drivable in my wheelchair, coming out of the trees on a high embankment overlooking the rail line running alongside the rushing waters of the Illecillewaet River.
Near the confluence of the Columbia and Illecillewaet rivers in the province's southeast corner, 263-square-kilometre Mount Revelstoke is western Canada's second-smallest national park, one-fifth the size of Glacier National Park, about 20 kilometres to the east.