Are you a mountain lover? Well, if you're living in B.C., it's hard not to be. The Rockies have made the province an absolute goldmine in terms of natural attractions. Among the destinations is a lovely little lake nestled in the mountains. Eva Lake is where you need to go if you want to breathe that crisp alpine air.
The lake is situated near the town of Revelstoke, B.C. The town may be small but it's undoubtedly one of the most adored mountain communities in B.C.
The number of incredible natural sights that can be accessed from the town itself is mind-blowing. Consider Eva Lake as one of the many excursions that make Revelstoke such a beloved hotspot.
To get to the lake, you need to drive on the famous Meadows In The Sky Parkway, a 26-kilometre road that loops through the hills in Mount Revelstoke.
If you don't have a vehicle, you can also take a shuttle bus that runs between the Balsam Lake parking lot and the Heather Lake parking lot.
In case you haven't figured it out, there are a lot of gorgeous lakes in the area.
The Eva Lake trail is about 7.1 kilometres long, so if you're looking for a trail that will force you to get your steps in, you've found a jackpot.
Though it's slightly on the longer side, the trail is known to be moderate and should take you between two to three hours to complete, according to Parks Canada.
The time you'll spend hiking depends largely on your speed.
The trek is simply beautiful on its own. You'll be surrounded by gently rolling meadows, magical fir and hemlock trees, and fields of dreamy wildflowers that bloom the brightest during August.
It's worth noting that, according to Parks Canada, dogs are no longer allowed in the backcountry of this park.*
You better have your camera on hand because you might need to stop over for photos every five minutes.
The valley portion of the hike is marked by mind-blowing boulders. The total elevation gained during the hike is around 179 metres, so you can rest assured you'll be walking on plenty of flat ground throughout.
As for the lake itself, overnight camping is allowed in the designated site, so you can set up shop for the night and feast your eyes on the emerald colour of the water until the sun goes down.
The lakeside has a nice viewpoint around the water's edge that looks over Coursier Creek Valley. There's also a cabin near the site that was built for the Mount Revelstoke park warden and is known as one of the oldest buildings in the park.
Miller and Jade lakes rest nearby. So if you're in the mood to hike even more to see some staggering scenes, there are some fantastic options waiting to be discovered.
All in all, an exciting adventure for someone who's looking to explore Mount Revelstoke National Park at its finest.
*This article has been updated.
Address: Revelstoke, BC
Why You Need To Go: Discover a lovely alpine location in the heart of Mount Revelstoke National Park.