The Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail is a nice spot to take a break and stretch your legs when traveling along Trans Canada Highway #1.It’s located 30 km’s east of Revelstoke, B.C. This half kilometer walk takes you into the heart of the forest in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Some of the trees in this old growth forest are over 500 years old. The trail head is located at the Giant Cedars Picnic area. Watch for the sign along the highway. Just a few steps from the parking lot and you are deep within the forest.
The trail is on a wooden boardwalk. There are some steps involved, but most anyone would be able to do this short walk. Benches are in place along the way to sit and enjoy the serene surroundings and towering trees.
Note: Mosquitoes can be present on the trail. If you are prone to bites use repellent or wear long sleeves and pants.
Where To Get National Park Passes
Weather dependent the trail is generally open in June and through September. You are required to purchase a park pass to stop within this park and most other national parks in Canada.
Options to get a park pass are:
- A kiosk is manned during the busier summer months near the parking area for the trail.
- Parks Canada office located in the town of Revelstoke at 301 B, 3rd Street West. The town is quite charming, it’s a good spot to have lunch or pick up a coffee.
- Coming from the west there is a new visitor center at the Rogers Pass summit where you can pick up information on the area and park passes.