Mount Revelstoke National Park Giant Cedars Boardwalk
10 Jul

Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail

When traveling in Canada, the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail is a great stopping point for relaxing for a short period of time and enjoying a gentle walk through the amazing wooded area. You can find the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail about 30 kilometers from Revelstoke, B.C. The walk is about half a kilometer and takes you right into the heart of the forest in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Some of the trees found in the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail are at least 500 years old. The trail is in the area of the Giant Cedars Picnic area. There are plenty of signs along the highway to help you find it, and once you are in the parking lot, all it takes is a few steps and you are deep inside the forest.

There is a wooden boardwalk that guides the trail. There are some areas with steps, but most everyone can take this short walk. Along the way there are plenty of benches so that you can sit and enjoy the towering trees and beautiful, serene surroundings. For those walking on the trail, beware that there could be mosquitoes, and a mosquito repellent or long sleeves and pants should be worn.

In most cases, the trail is open the months of June through September unless there is bad weather. You will need to purchase a park pass to enjoy a stop inside the park just as you would with other national parks inside of Canada.

There are several options for purchasing a park pass.

  • There is a manned kiosk during the busy summer months in the parking area for the trail.
  • There is a Parks Canada office in the town of Revelstoke. With Revelstoke being such a quaint and charming town, it is a nice spot to have a cup of coffee or grab a quick lunch.
  • At the Rogers Pass summit, there is a visitor’s center where you can get information on the park and pick up a park pass.

If you have plans to travel through Revelstoke, Canada, you should stop and visit the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail.