Mount Revelstoke is located in the northeast of the city of Revelstoke, on the Trans-Canada Highway between Glacier and Yoho National Parks, and was established in 1914. Covering only 260 km2 (100 sq mi), it’s relatively small for a national park, but don’t let that fool you… Mount Revelstoke makes up for in diversity. From rainforests, subalpine forest, and meadows to rocky ridges and glaciers, hikers, cross-country skiers, and picnickers are spoiled with plenty of opportunities to experience nature at its finest.
Located in southeastern British Columbia, near the Alberta border, Kootenay National Park is one of seven contiguous parks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site (together with Jasper, Yoho, and Banff National Parks and Mount Robson, Hamber and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Parks).
One of the most beautiful destinations for hiking is located just north of Pemberton in British Columbia (56 min driving from Whistler and almost 3 hours from Vancouver). The road between Pemberton and Lillooet is in itself an awesome attraction.
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park was established in 1988. Its themed hiking trails revolve around a spectacular mountain scenery, waterfall (Holloway Falls), the Matier Glacier hanging impressively high above Upper Joffre Lake – one of the three gorgeous turquoise-colored lakes. The visitors can also enjoy camping, fishing (with an appropriate license), mountain climbing, and an amazing wildlife viewing. Black and grizzly bear, blacktail deer, mule deer, and mountain goat reside in the park. Cougar, wolverine, and bobcat are temporary residents.