Believe it or not you can now plan your trip to Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks – or visit them virtually – using Google Street View. Seventeen stunning trails and sights from around Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks have now been added to Google Street View, Allison Fleischer, the parks’ external relations manager, said in a recent statement.
“Thanks to an ongoing collaboration between Parks Canada and Google, you can now explore highlights from even more Parks Canada places using Street View for Google Maps,” she said. “You can enjoy the amazing views on the Bald Hills Wilderness Route in Glacier National Park or from the Monashee Lookout in Mount Revelstoke National Park without getting in your car or stepping into your hiking boots. If you’re planning a camping trip to Glacier National Park, visit the Illecillewaet Campground on Street View to see what it’s like before you get there. Or check out the Jade Lakes Trail or Nels Nelson Historic Area in Mount Revelstoke National Park to see which activity is right for your family. These and many other trails and sights in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks have been added to Street View so you can trip plan, dream or just explore from the comfort of your home.”
Street View is a technology Google uses to create three-dimensional panoramas of a location, from the perspective of someone exploring a particular location. The three-dimensional images were captured using the Street View Trekker, a backpack mounted camera. Last summer, a Parks Canada employee from Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, packed the Trekker through some of the most scenic landscapes in both parks (see attached image). These images are now available for Canadians to experience the parks virtually, learn about these special places or plan their visits.
Click here to check them out:
Mount Revelstoke National Park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/revelstoke/visit/visit1.aspx
Glacier National Park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/visit12.aspx