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Revelstoke Wildflower Festival events in full swing for the weekend – Revelstoke Mountaineer

Revelstoke Wildflower Festival events in full swing for the weekend - Revelstoke Mountaineer

Frisby ridge wildflowers in late August. Photo: Nora Hughes

Revelstoke’s Wildflower Festival goes from August 3 until August 7, 2022, and visitors and residents can find several events all over town to celebrate the vibrant season.

Tourism Revelstoke and Parks Canada offer free shuttles from downtown Revelstoke to the summit area of Mt. Revelstoke National Park for the Wildflower Festival from August 3 – August 7. The shuttle drops passengers off at the Balsam Lake parking area. Riders will have time to explore the summit and attend Parks Canada’s Alpine Adaptations Guided Wildflower walks, running twice daily. The walks detail how the alpine flowers have adapted to living in the harsh alpine environment.

Parks Canada also hosts a DIY watercolour station during the festival, where visitors can paint the natural beauty of the wildflower season.

The Columbia Invasive Species Society is hosting an invasive species identification walk as part of the festivities to inform visitors which plants are native to the area and which are not.

Photographer Laura Szanto is hosting drop-in outdoor portrait sessions.

Laura Szanto is hosting a wildflower photography workshop during the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. Photo: Laura Szanto

On Saturday, August 6, join the Revelstoke Museum and Archives in celebrating Wildflower Family day.

At Revelstoke Mountain Resort, several events are taking place as part of the festival, including Wildflower High Tea and Hike and Paint with Turbo Bambi.

Events that are ongoing throughout the festival include a photography and colouring competition.

Tourism Revelstoke also lists some self-serve activities visitors, and wildflower enthusiasts can do for an independent adventure.

Self-Serve activities include window paintings of wildflowers at various places in downtown Revelstoke such as the ones at Emo’s, Terra Firma, and Silverwinds. The Mt Revelstoke National Park exhibit at Revelstoke Museum and Archives also boasts wildflower information. Wildflower-themed specials include getting $1 off a pint of Atilla the Honey at Begbie Brewing tasting room and wildflower-themed pastries at Terra Firma.

Photo: Nora Hughes