The Enchanted Forest, Revelstoke

Craigellachie to the Enchanted Forest: 14.6 km or 10 mins. 442 km or 5 hours 30 mins remaining to Calgary.

Almost halfway between Vancouver and Calgary is one of the best kid-friendly rest stops on the TransCanada (close to Revelstoke). It’s located in the Monashee Mountains, nestled amidst trees that seem to go up forever: the Enchanted Forest (for younger kids) and the SkyTrek Adventure Park (for older children).

The Enchanted Forest has been on our list of places to visit for a couple of years and we were pleased to discover that it is much larger than anticipated. Opened in the 1960s, there are lots of little houses to explore, a castle to climb, plenty of fairytale characters to discover behind trees, in ponds, and other surprising places.

The site boasts B.C.’s tallest treehouse — a fifty-foot high stair climb that gives your legs a bit of exercise before it’s time to head back to your vehicle and continue to drive.

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