A glimpse into new and upcoming exhibits at Parks Day
By Laura Stovel
Parks Canada is offering a series of new exhibits on Mount Revelstoke National Park now and in the near future. At Parks Day on Saturday, July 19, Park Superintendent Nicholas Irving hiked up to Monashee cabin and lookout with about 30 visitors to show several new interpretive panels at the site.
Lower down the mountain are the steep starting points of the old A and B-level ski jumps. Stone viewpoints will be constructed there, visitor experience manager Rick Reynolds said. Parks artist Rob Buchanan is currently working on a pair of metal ‘legs’ that will be erected at the top of the A-jump which was used by the most advanced jumpers. Visitors will be able to lean into them to experience some of the sensation of ski jumping.
The take-off points of both jumps are currently being repaired by stone masons. The area is currently closed to the public but Reynolds expects the work to be completed by the end of the summer.
Here are some photos of the exhibits and the Jam-bear-ee at the Nels Nelsen Chalet at the base of the mountain on Parks Day: