Snowforest Campground to open mid-July

Parks Canada’s newest front-country campground is located next to some of Mount Revelstoke National Park’s most popular family-friendly areas

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The Snowforest Campground welcome centre. Photo: Parks Canada

Parks Canada’s newest front-country campground officially opens in mid-July.

Located in Mount Revelstoke National Park, Snowforest Campground is the first new campground in the Mountain National Parks since the 1960s. The campground is located next to hiking and biking trails that connect the Nels Nelsen Historic Area, Beaver Lodge Kids’ Bike Park and the start of Meadows in the Sky Parkway.

“ It provides opportunities for visitors, including families, youth, and newcomers, to stay longer, experience the diverse natural and cultural heritage of Mount Revelstoke National,” said a statement from Parks Canada.

The $6.1 million campground features 62 campsites, including pull-through serviced sites for large motorhomes, unserviced back-in sites for smaller campers and tents, and walk-in tenting sites. There is also three MicrOcubes offering alternative two-person accommodation.

A tenting site at Snowforest Campground in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Photo: Parks Canada

Amenities at Snowforest Campground include a new washroom and shower building with outdoor dishwashing stations, visitor services, and group campfire area for interpretive programs. In its statement, Parks Canada said design of the new campground minimized environmental impacts by using a previously disturbed area at the base of Mount Revelstoke, and renovating the former superintendent’s house into the new welcome centre.

Snowforest Campground opens for camping on July 15, 2020. The campground will operate at a 50 per cent capacity, with 36 sites open, in order to ensure COVID-19 physical distancing measures and the health and safety of visitors and Parks employees. New universal access washrooms will be available, but shower facilities will remain closed. Reservations for the campground will be available on the Parks Canada Reservation system starting July 7, 2020 at 8 a.m. The campground is scheduled to open for full capacity in 2021.

For more information about Snowforest Campground visit www.pc.gc.ca/revelstoke-camping.