Exploring Summer Adventures in Revy

Summer Fun in Revy. Lake Revelstoke

June in Revelstoke, British Columbia, is the quintessential backdrop for a summer outdoor adventure. Nestled between the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges, this scenic town transforms into an outdoor playground, offering a myriad of activities that cater to thrill-seekers, nature lovers, and anyone eager to explore the great outdoors. From hiking and biking to water sports and wildlife viewing, here’s a glimpse into the adventures that await in Revelstoke this June.

 

Hiking and Trekking: Discover Scenic Trails This Summer

June marks the beginning of hiking season in Revelstoke. The melting snow opens up a network of trails that range from leisurely walks to challenging treks, catering to all skill levels.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) offers breathtaking views from the top of Mount Mackenzie. A short but steep hike, the Stoke Climb, rewards you with panoramic vistas of the Columbia River Valley and surrounding peaks.

For those seeking a longer adventure, the Mount Begbie Trail provides a challenging hike up to the glacier. This trail is known for its stunning alpine scenery and wildflowers that bloom in June.

Revelstoke National Park boasts the Eva Lake Trail, a moderate hike that winds through lush forests and meadows, culminating in a pristine alpine lake.

Eva Lake Trail. Photo Credit: Jess Fellows-Moore
Eva Lake Trail. Photo Credit: Jess Fellows-Moore

 

Mountain Biking: Thrills on Two Wheels

Revelstoke is a mountain biker’s paradise, with trails that range from smooth flow tracks to rugged downhill runs.

Macpherson Trail Network is ideal for those looking for a mix of cross-country and downhill riding. With over 55 kilometers of trails, it offers everything from gentle beginner routes to technical descents.

Frisby Ridge is a must-ride for more experienced bikers. This alpine trail provides a challenging climb followed by an exhilarating descent, all while offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

For a more adrenaline-fueled experience, head to Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s bike park. Here, you can find lift-accessed trails that cater to downhill enthusiasts.

Mountain Biking. Photo Credit: Tantrum Ride Co
Mountain Biking. Photo Credit: Tantrum Ride Co

 

Water Sports: Paddle, Swim, and Fish

The waters around Revelstoke are perfect for various water sports. June’s warmer temperatures make it an ideal time to enjoy these activities.

Kayaking and Canoeing on Lake Revelstoke and the Columbia River offer serene paddling experiences with stunning backdrops. The calm waters are perfect for both beginners and experienced paddlers.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fantastic way to explore the lake’s shoreline. Rentals are available in town, and you can paddle along the tranquil waters while soaking in the scenery.

Fishing is also popular in the region. The Columbia River is known for its trout, while Lake Revelstoke offers opportunities to catch kokanee salmon and rainbow trout.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Photo Credit: Fine Line SUP and Fly
Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Photo Credit: Fine Line SUP and Fly

 

Wildlife Viewing: Embrace Nature’s Bounty

Revelstoke is home to diverse wildlife, making it a prime spot for animal enthusiasts. June is a great time for wildlife viewing as many species are active.

Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Revelstoke National Park is a fantastic drive that offers opportunities to spot black bears, mountain goats, and a variety of bird species.

Giant Cedars Boardwalk is an easy, family-friendly trail where you can experience the awe of ancient forests and potentially encounter small mammals and diverse birdlife.

Mount Revelstoke’s Subalpine Meadows come alive in June with blooming wildflowers, attracting pollinators and providing a feast for the eyes.

Giant Cedars Boardwalk. Photo Credit: Best Ever Guide, bestever.guide
Giant Cedars Boardwalk. Photo Credit: Best Ever Guide, bestever.guide

 

Relax and Rejuvenate: Hot Springs and Scenic Spots

After a day of adventure, unwind in one of the nearby hot springs or enjoy a quiet moment at a scenic viewpoint.

Halfway Hot Springs, located north of Revelstoke, offers a natural, rustic soaking experience in a stunning forest setting. The hot springs are a perfect way to relax your muscles after a day of hiking or biking.

For a more developed hot springs experience, head to Halcyon Hot Springs. Located along the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, it features hot, warm, and cold pools with spectacular lake views.

Photo Credit: Halfway Hot Springs
Photo Credit: Halfway Hot Springs

 

Festivals and Events: Immerse in Local Culture

June in Revelstoke is not just about outdoor activities but also cultural experiences.

Revelstoke Summer Street Festival kicks off in June, featuring live music performances in the heart of downtown. It’s a fantastic way to unwind in the evenings, enjoying local talent and the vibrant community spirit.

The Farm & Craft Market is another highlight, offering local produce, crafts, and a chance to mingle with the locals every Saturday.

REVY Live Outside. Photo Credit: Revelstoke Street Fest
REVY Live Outside. Photo Credit: Revelstoke Street Fest

Revelstoke in June is a treasure trove of outdoor adventures. Whether you’re hiking up majestic peaks, biking down thrilling trails, paddling serene waters, or simply soaking in the natural hot springs, there’s something for everyone. This small town’s blend of natural beauty, diverse activities, and warm community makes it a must-visit destination for your summer escapades. Whether this Summer or next, pack your gear and get ready to create unforgettable memories in Revelstoke, British Columbia!

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Bison Lodge
2080 Mackenzie Court, #3
Revelstoke, BC Canada
V0E 2S1

Mikado

Bed Size: King or 2 Doubles

Lord Strathcona

Bed Size: 3 Queen

Sir William Whyte

Bed Size: King

William Van Horne

Bed Size: King

Mount Stephen

Bed Size: King

Lord Revelstoke

Bed Size: King

AMENITIES

  • 4 Master King Suites with independently appointed spa style ensuites
  • 1 Shared Room with 3 Queen beds and 2 ensuites
  • 1 King Room sections into 2 double beds with a privacy curtain
  • Extensive sound proofing for privacy in the suites
  • Total of 8 bathrooms
  • Private Chef – Breakfast, Après and 3 course Dinner included
  • Massage treatment room
  • Living spaces / lounge areas on all floors
  • Large open-concept kitchen with granite topped island
  • 10 – guest dining room
  • Wood fired forno oven
  • Butler prep area
  • Coffee / tea beverage station
  • Wet bar with complimentary wines from the Okanagan’s Blasted Church Vineyard and locally brewed Mt. Begbie draft on tap
  • Complimentary spirits (luxury brands available for purchase)
  • State-of-the-art Theatre Room with tiered sofas and queen size hide-a-bed
  • 8-person outdoor Jacuzzi tub
  • Outdoor natural fire pit with surrounding deck chairs
  • Pool table & ping pong table
  • Ski storage room with boot dryers, private lockers and tuning bench
  • Yoga & exercise room with Peloton bike and rower
  • Free High Speed Wifi
  • Bluetooth business centre
  • 2 ice machines
  • 2 warming drawers
  • Located within walking distance to the resort restaurants and bar
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry included
  • Private heli access