The ride to the top of Mount Revelstoke

Mount Revelstoke National Park can be found west of the main large national parks of the Canadian Rockies on the western slopes of the Selkirk Mountains. It is a rather isolated island of relatively preserved nature surrounded be clearcut areas and industrial development around the town of Revelstoke.

A winding narrow Meadows in the Sky Parkway leads almost to the top of Mount Revelstoke, where one can find nicely restored alpine meadows. The roads is only 26 km long but it is very steep from the beginning till the end. It starts at 498 m above the sea level and ends about 20 m below the top of the mountain which is at 1936 m above the sea level. It took my inexperienced daughters more than 3 hours to cycle those 26 km. But to get back down was very fast! We had to break most of the time because of many sharp switchbacks. It was definitely a very nice experience.