Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks

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Are you inspired by the beauty and history of the Columbia Mountains region? Help shape the future of this special place.

Three significant places – one comprehensive plan!

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site

Have your say! Guided by input received in 2019 through public and stakeholder engagement, a draft management plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site has been developed. Now is your opportunity to let us know how we did. Contribute as much or as little as you like – we value all your feedback!

Are you inspired by the beauty and history of the Columbia Mountains region? Help shape the future of this special place.

Three significant places – one comprehensive plan!

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site

Have your say! Guided by input received in 2019 through public and stakeholder engagement, a draft management plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site has been developed. Now is your opportunity to let us know how we did. Contribute as much or as little as you like – we value all your feedback!

Ways to contribute:

  • Have your say: Review and comment on the plan's strategies and objectives that will guide park management over the next 10 years. The management plan is divided up into five comment forms: one for each of the four key strategies and one for the three management areas (see descriptions below). We invite you to comment on one or all five depending on your time and interests.
  • Forum: Join the discussion on the plan's vision - what should the parks and site look like in 15 - 20 years?
  • Map it: take a look at the zoning map for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks and leave your comments.
  • Ideas or Q & A: have additional thoughts or questions? Pop them in here.

The management plan lays out the future direction for the parks including a vision, key strategies and objectives to achieve over the next 5 to 10 years. It is developed in collaboration with Indigenous partners, stakeholders and interested Canadians.

Four key strategies frame the management direction for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks and Rogers Pass National Historic Site with specific focus on management priorities:

  • Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage for Future Generations
  • True to Place Experiences
  • Strengthening Indigenous Relations
  • Assets, Infrastructure, Travel and Transportation

The four key strategies include elements of landscape-scale conservation and climate change, both important factors influencing the future of the mountain parks.

Area management focuses on specific areas of the national parks that have complex management challenges including important natural and/or cultural values, high visitation, public interest, significant infrastructure and multiple visitor experience opportunities. Three areas have been identified that require specific management objectives and targets in this management plan:

  • Meadows in the Sky: From Columbia River Valley to Alpine Headwaters
  • Rogers Pass National Historic Site
  • Beaver Valley

Input from Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public during the first phase of engagement in 2019 supported development of the draft management plans for all the mountain national parks. Coordination across the mountain parks demonstrates our commitment to key priorities and a landscape-level approach. Common themes and priorities included in the plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks and Rogers Pass National Historic Site are:

  • Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage for Future Generations
  • True to Place Experiences
  • Strengthening Indigenous Relations
  • Regional Connectivity and Landscapes, and
  • Climate Change and Adaptive Management.

About

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks protect and present examples of the unique Columbia Mountains Natural Region, characterized by steep mountain terrain, glaciers and dense vegetation. The area’s precipitation supports the world’s only inland cedar-hemlock temperate rainforest, and in winter results in heavy snowfall and unique avalanche challenges.

In Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Rogers Pass, nature and culture are intricately linked. From Indigenous peoples to early explorers and railway builders to motorists on the Trans-Canada Highway today, the most direct route from east to west led through the formidable Columbia Mountain ranges. The natural landscapes and terrain have sustained, inspired and challenged those who travel through.

** A “what we heard” document from the first phase of public engagement is available for review in the document library. **

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    For discussion: What do you think of the proposed vision for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site? Is there something missing? Does this reflect what you where you think the parks and sites should be in 15-20 years?

    Vision:

    The untamed wilderness and soaring peaks of the Columbia Mountains have long challenged and inspired travellers. In Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks and Rogers Pass National Historic Site, the protected landscapes continue to fuel adventure, creativity and innovation. Indigenous communities, who are intimately connected to these lands, actively support and contribute to decision-making and park operations. 

    The parks sustain a thriving natural environment, protect cultural resources, feature exceptional visitor facilities and services, and exemplify environmental stewardship in the management of these special places. In the parks, across Canada, and around the world, the rich stories and local cultures, human perseverance and ingenuity, and the natural wonders of the Columbia Mountains, are accessible to all and inspire enduring support.

    The birthplace of glaciology in North America, Glacier National Park is a hub for climate, avalanche, and natural science research, attracting academia, youth and others to explore and learn about issues of local and global significance. 

    The commemoration of travel and transportation in Rogers Pass National Historic Site, merges past, present and future to showcase the evolution and diversity of human connections to these mountains.   

    True to its roots, Mount Revelstoke National Park is closely connected to the community of Revelstoke. Using innovative technology, sustainable travel options and environmental design, visitors experience the park in ways that respect the wildlife and ecosystems.  

    Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks work together with partners and stakeholders across the region, to protect and restore the diverse Columbia Mountain ecosystems, guided by evidence-based decision making. The distinctive valley bottom wetlands, inland temperate rainforest and vibrant subalpine meadows support natural biodiversity. Our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to know wilderness and become stewards.  



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