The other short trails we walked were the Eagle Knoll Loop trail and the North Summit Knoll trail (both quite short). From the Eagle Knoll Loop trail one can see Lake Revelstoke behind the mountain. The scenery was breathtaking. Unfortunately, the beautiful lake below is man-made. Revelstoke Dam is just out of my picture, and the lake you see is...more
One of the shorter (less than an hour total) hikes at the top of Mt. Revelstoke was the Meadows-in-the-Sky self-guiding trail. On this trail, we came across a natural hole in the ground. Due to the combination of long winters, altitude, and depth of the hole, the snow never totally melts in this hole in the ground, as such we have a mini glacier --...more
About a mile away from Eva Lake is Miller Lake. Its another quiet beautiful mountain lake. You might as well visit Miller Lake as well as you have come all this way.There is a further lake for those who are in better shape. The Jade Lakes are a couple of hours further away.Again, as you can see by my picture, Miller Lake is an outstandingly...more
We spent the better part of one day hiking the 6 or 7 km to Eva and Miller Lakes. It took us 3 hours there and 4 hours back. Of course we were not speed-hiking, especially on the way back (more limping along) and it would have helped if we brought our 20 year old bodies instead of our 50 year old ones.It is a beautiful hike in the backcountry. We...more
We spent a couple of days hiking the various trails from the top of Mt. Revelstoke. There are trails that take 20 minutes, and trails that took us 6 hours to complete.By looking at this photo (which is an info board at the top of Mt. Revelstoke), you can see the trails mentioned in the various tips below.Some general information. In high season,...more
The 26 km Meadows in the Sky Parkway is the main attraction in Mount Revelstoke. It takes you zig-zag to the top of Mount Revelstoke where you can enjoy beautiful alpine meadows. As you climb higher and higher, the vegetation continues to change, from rainforest to pine to subalpine to alpine and finally tundra. Along the way there are plenty of...more
Found a pair of mountain goats along Trans-Canada Highway. This was my first sighting of mountain goats so I was quite excited (not knowing there're plenty to come in the following days). These goats liked to graze on highway pavement where nothing seemed to be edible. Not sure what they were looking for. Anybody has a clue please share. Thanks.more
There are bears on the mountain. Because of the amount of human activity at the top, the bears usually stay in the middle of the mountain. You have a better chance of seeing them on the drive up the mountain...BUT... you may still encounter them while hiking so be prepared....
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This unique bar is situated in the tiny town of Malakwa, BC, between Revelstoke and Sicamous. It is east of Sicamous about 15 miles or so.
The bar is built inside an old burner from a sawmill. The entire burner was disassembled and moved to its present location along the #1 highway, and reassembled. The bar & grill was then built inside it. The bar has a huge fireplace, built from river rock, which heats the room in the winter time. There is a pool table and a large tv upstairs. They have live music from time to time as well. The roof has skylight panels built in, which enable you to look up into the burner.
The food here is really great. We shared an appetizer platter the day we were there. We opted for the medium sized platter ($11.75) and when it arrived, it was enormous! It could easily feed 4 people. Most items on the menu are under $10. For a bar this size I was impressed that they have 7 beers on tap - 3 of which are from a local microbrewery in Sorrento, BC.
They also make their own hot sauce, and if you like, you can take a bottle of Burner Hot Sauce home with you, for $5.75.
The best time to see the wild flowers would be the end of July and the Begining of August. Since this park is at such a high elevation, the flowers bloom this late. Remember one thing...when the flowers are at their best, the bugs are too.....
You may want bug spray.
One last thing. Due to the short growing season, the plants are fragile....please stay on the paths.
Fondest memory: The fields of flowers....