The campground will be located at the park’s former staff housing area and will make use of the areas that are already developed. The superintendent’s building will be re-used, getting updated for use as a registration office, kitchen shelter and interpretive centre, as well as a storage and a handful of offices in the basement. This is a photo of the access road to the project. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Opening delayed for new campground at Mt. Revelstoke National Park

Construction of the campground was announced in 2016 and it was expected to open this year

The opening of the new Mt. Revelstoke National Park campground has been delayed until next year.

It was expected to open this year, and Parks Canada did not offer an explanation other than to say that the project will soon “move into the final phase of preparation for visitor use”.

The campground is being developed at kilometre one on the Meadow in the Sky Parkway, where there used to be staff residences.

It’s now scheduled to open in 2020 and will offer up to 65 sites.

READ MORE: Updated: New campground coming to Mount Revelstoke National Park

In 2016, the Government of Canada announced $6-million in funding for Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks. The campground at Mt. Revelstoke was estimated to cost $4.5-million.

With the exception of national parks in northern Canada and one on an island, Mt. Revelstoke National Park is the only national park in the country that does not offer drive-in camping.

READ MORE: Site preparation underway for new Mount Revelstoke National Park campground

The park sees about 850,000 visitors annually, which makes Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks the fourth-busiest national parks in Canada after Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay.


 

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