Bear Falls, Giant Cedars Boardwalk and Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk – Rogers Pass – Hiking British Columbia

 

Bear Creek Falls is among several low-effort, high-reward hikes in or near Glacier National Park.

 

 

Rogers Pass at Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia are a four-hour and plus drive on the TransCanada Highway west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  

This day is designated for light hiking and acclimatization at Rogers Pass in British Columbia.  Featured from the day are a few photos from the Bear Creek Falls (or Bear Falls) hike near Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park plus the Giant Cedars Boardwalk and the Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk in Mount Revelstoke National Park.

 

Bear Falls – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada Approaching Bear Creek Falls

 

Bear Falls – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada Melanie at Bear Creek Falls - Glacier National Park, Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada

 

Rogers Pass centers the location of Canada’s Glacier National Park.  It is an area rich in railroad history and awesome mountain scenery.  Both Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke National Park contain massive glaciers with a myriad of more challenging trails which allow spectacular views of the ice fields.  The area is a recreational and photographic paradise.

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada Giant Cedars Boardwalk passes through an ancient fallen tree hundreds of years old

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada Dense foliage saturates the old growth forest in Glacier National Park

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada Many platforms and exhibits in Giant Cedars Boardwalk near Rogers Pass

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada Tunnels through trees in Giant Cedars Boardwalk near Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada There is an endless supply of photographic opportunity along Giant Cedars Boardwalk

 

The host for the day is friend and hiking partner, Mélanie, who is more familiar with this area.  The day of short scenic trails featuring spectacular scenery and lush, unique vegetation is very relaxing and informative.  Picnic lunch is enjoyed at the Giant Cedars Boardwalk trail-head where picnic tables are available near the large parking area.

 

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada A skunk cabbage

 

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada Melanie hiking the trail near the viewing platform on Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk

 

The remainder of the day is spent shopping for provisions in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada before returning to Rogers Pass.

 

Bear Falls, Giant Cedars Boardwalk and Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Alberta, Canada On Mount Revelstoke overlooking Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada

 

Bear Falls, Giant Cedars Boardwalk and Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk – Rogers Pass, Alberta, Canada City Hall in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada

 

Photo credits are shared with Mélanie.

 

 

 

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Do you need bear spray for hiking the Giant Cedars Boardwalk?

It is a short, popular trail.  If there are not a lot of other hikers, you can make some verbal noise to alert wildlife of your presence so they can get out of the way.  Carrying bear spray on the Giant Cedars Boardwalk trail seems like overkill to me.  If there are 'bear in area' warning signs, check with the Parks Visitor Centre at Rogers Pass.  The wildlife does not want to see you either.

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