Mount Revelstoke National Park


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Mount Revelstoke National Park

(rĕv`əlstōk'), 100 sq mi (259 sq km) SE British Columbia, Canada, in the Selkirk Mts., just E of the Columbia River valley; est. 1914. Situated on a high plateau, rising to c.7,000 ft (2,134 m) at Mt. Revelstoke, the park has several small lakes and glaciers. A popular resort area, it is noted especially for winter sports.

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Address:PO Box 350
Revelstoke, BC V0E2S0

Phone:250-837-7500
Fax:250-837-7536
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/revelstoke
Size: 262 sq. km.
Established: 1914.
Location:Park is adjacent to the City of Revelstoke, 148 km west of Golden. It is bounded on two sides by highways: The Trans-Canada Highway, which runs just inside the park's boundary for 13 km along the southeast perimeter of the park; and Provincial Highway #23 North, which skirts the park's west edge.
Facilities:Two backcountry campgrounds, two backcountry cabins, 10 hiking trails; accommodations and services are available in the City of Revelstoke, located 1 km. from the park along the Trans-Canada Highway.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing, scenic touring, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The 26-km Meadows-in-the-Sky Parkway winds through forests of cedar and hemlock, spruce and fir to the subalpine wildflower meadows and the summit of Mount Revelstoke. This paved mountain road offers the only opportunity in the Canadian national park system for private vehicles to access a mountaintop environment. Winter is the dominant season and lingers on the summit until July or even August. During the brief summer, the mountaintop explodes into color when its wildflower meadows bloom in mid-August.

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Road distances started at 0 km from the southern entrance of Mount Revelstoke National Park and extended to the Northern entrance of Glacier National Park.
The study site was restricted to the Trans Canada Highway dissecting Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks within the Rocky Mountain Highway district in South-Eastern British Columbia, Canada (Fig.
Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks encompass 3 biogeoclimatic zones, the Interior Cedar Hemlock (ICH), Englemann Spruce-Subalpine Fir (ES SF), and the Alpine Tundra Zone (AT).