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Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail

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Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail featuring a bridge and forest scenes

Take a gentle stroll along the boardwalk to marvel at the towering trees, learn about the ecosystem or simply bring a picnic and relax.

Follow the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail, a very accessible walk through native forest that allows people of just about all levels of fitness to see British Columbia’s mighty cedar trees. The boardwalk is part of the expansive Mount Revelstoke National Park, so enjoy the opportunity to see one of its most awe-inspiring features without having to hike far.

When driving northeast out of Revelstoke, you’ll be following the Illecillewaet River, a popular whitewater rafting destination. Turn off at the car park for the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail. From here, follow the 1,600-feet (500-meter) forest loop. As you go, take a seat on one of the benches and gaze up at the trees,but make sure you bring mosquito repellent or wear protective clothing.

You’ll feel dwarfed by the massive western red cedars that tower overhead like true giants of the forest. These trees may well be over 500 years in age. The other main tree that makes up this lush environment is the western hemlock.

Read the information boards along the way to learn about the ecosystem, which helps you appreciate the finer aspects of this ecologically amazing environment. Part of a huge band of old-growth forest, this cedar forest is unique in that it is part of the world’s only temperate inland rainforest.

While easy to navigate, there are some stairs along the way, making access trickier for those pushing strollers and wheelchairs. Those who can’t manage the walk can relax in the tranquil picnic area at the start of the boardwalk. Restrooms are available near the entrance too.

Find the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail along the Trans Canada Highway, about 18 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Revelstoke. The boardwalk is usually open from June through September. Prearrange a National Park Pass at the Canada Parks office in Revelstoke. This allows visits to the Giant Cedars Boardwalk and other national park areas. A kiosk that also sells park passes near the carpark is usually open in summer. There is a visitor center at the Rogers Pass summit too, if you are approaching from the west and want to pick up your national park pass along the way.

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