Mount Revelstoke National Park summit area and parkway re-opens

The Meadows in the Sky Parkway re-opened to the public on Saturday, October 15, following a closure for prescribed fire activities and is expected to remain open until October 31, weather permitting.

The Meadows in the Sky Parkway and summit area on Mount Revelstoke National Park are re-open following a closure for the Lindmark prescribed fire. Photo: Parks Canada

The Meadows in the Sky Parkway re-opened to the public on Saturday, October 15, following a closure for prescribed fire activities. Weather permitting, the parkway will remain open until October 31.

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Visible smoke and summit closure due to prescribed burn in Mount Revelstoke National Park

The Lindmark prescribed burn is 20 kilometres up the parkway. Parks Canada closed the parkway and summit area trails to light the fire in the early afternoon on October 12.

In a report, Parks Canada said fire management specialists began burning along the southern edge of the prescribed fire perimeter on October 13. The report said that despite dry conditions, the forest fuels were not burning well enough to proceed with igniting the Lindmark prescribed burn.

The Meadows in the Sky Parkway re-opened the following day and is expected to remain open until the end of October, weather permitting. Smoke may still be visible from Mount Revelstoke for the next several days.

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