Top three reasons to go hiking in Revelstoke
A variety of geographical zones — from rainforests to alpine meadows
Iconic views of alpine lakes, mountaintops, and old cedar forests
Perfectly situated between Vancouver and Calgary
Revelstoke is a city synonymous with powder and big mountain terrain, providing a backcountry winter wonderland. Yet, when the snow melts, its inner beauty really comes out, providing a web of diverse hiking trails featuring river valleys, waterfalls, alpine ridges, lakes and more. The remoteness of the trails lets you reconnect with nature as you explore the unspoiled wilderness with a local guide. Some of the most awe-inspiring locations include the Great Glacier trail in Rogers Pass and the Waterfall Trifecta that passes the Southerland, Begbie and Moses Falls! However, the dazzling scenery of Columbia Mountains is just a part of Revelstoke’s charm — with its interesting history, emerging art scene, and wide range of outdoor activities, it has something for everyone.
July through September
Calgary, AB is a four-hour drive; Kelowna, BC is a two-hour drive
Beginner to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Full-Day Hiking With a Private Guide
Join your guide on a journey through the wondrous Revelstoke. Explore the lush wildflower meadows and alpine lakes, and discover hidden gems such as the awe-inspiring waterfalls. This day will be tailored to your specific wishes, incorporating anything from ancient forests to cerulean blue lakes on an epic day hike. Learn about the history of the area and savor the rewarding views before hiking back to civilization!
2-Day Alpine Hiking With a Private Guide
Explore remote corners where few people wander on this 2-day trip through the best trails of Revelstoke. This alpine hike takes you to the most magical locations of British Columbia — discover dramatic mountain views, walk through colorful lush meadows, and spend your evening under the starry skies. Make the most of your time in the beautiful Revelstoke backcountry with an expert local guide and go home with memories that will last a lifetime!
3-Day Alpine Backpacking With a Private Guide
Spend three days on a hiking tour of Revelstoke’s magnificent backcountry! Immerse yourself in the alpine environment and disconnect from your everyday life to reconnect with yourself and nature. Each trip can be tailored to your skill and wishes. Enjoy walking through fields and forests with spectacular mountaintops in the background, discover waterfalls and lakes, relax with your group under the starry skies and see why Revelstoke is a hiking paradise!
Meet your guide
ACMG Ski Guide, Advanced First Aid, CAA Avalanche OperationsLevel 2, Hiking Guide · 18 years of experience
Things to know
Covid measures in Revelstoke
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Revelstoke, BC, please refer to Revelstoke’s official website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A full day of hiking with a guide
- Transportation to the trailhead
- Food for multi-day adventures
- Tents for multi-day adventures
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Revelstoke
- Meals and snacks for single-day adventures
- Accommodations prior and after the adventure
How fit do I need to be?
You need to be able to hike for a full day, carrying a daypack, and climb easy to moderate routes, depending on the trail you select. Each day trip, you’ll hike between five and eight hours. The terrain can be challenging and the weather unpredictable. That said, if you are looking for adventure and are up to the task of full-day hiking and climbing, you’ll be rewarded immensely.
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
- Hiking poles — optional
- Hiking boots
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Spare clothes for layering
- Synthetic T-shirt
- Soft shell – fleece or pile
- Rain jacket – waterproof/breathable with hood
- Hiking shorts
- Rain pant
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Dark sunglasses
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans. You may consider additional clothing such as a down jacket, vest, and medium weight long underwear if you get cold easily or if it is unusually cold or windy.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- The max guest to guide ratio for this private tour is five guests and one guide.
- Pricing is per person, and the cost decreases as your group grows, making it the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family.
If your hiking party is larger than five people, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- Anyone over the age of 18 can join these day-hiking tours
- Children as young as 12 may join these day-hiking tours on a case-by-case basis.
If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
Calgary International Airport (YYC) is generally the airport of choice for most travellers, which is around four hours away by car. Another option is Kelowna International Airport (YLW), only a two-hour drive from Revelstoke. You can rent a car or take a shuttle service from both airports.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best time and place to meet.