City of Revelstoke
Revelstoke is located 150 km / 93 mi west of Golden, nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee ranges. The town has rich railway and ski heritage in addition to full visitor amenities, skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and access to Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier national parks. The Visitor Centre is open daily, throughout all seasons, and is ready to assist you with your next adventure. Call 1-800-487-1493 for more information.
Highlights – Summer
- Revelstoke Grizzly Plaza has nightly live music in July and August. The Farm & Craft Market sets up in the plaza on Saturday mornings from April to October.
- The Greenbelt Trails and Mark Kingsbury Pedestrian Bridge offer great bird watching along the Columbia River.
- The Meadows in the Sky Parkway at Mount Revelstoke National Park winds its way up to the top and offers the only place in Canada where you can summit a mountain with your vehicle.
- Mountain bike Frisby Ridge and Keystone Standard Basin for an exceptional high alpine trail experience. The Mount Macpherson trail network features over 50 km of maintained single-track. For downhill mountain biking, Boulder Mountain offers everything from steep and technical, to machine built jump lines. Visit the Revelstoke Cycling Association.
- Apex Whitewater Rafting and Wild Blue Yonder offer rafting tours from family-friendly to class three whitewater adventures.
- Dirt bikers will love world class Revy Riders tracks and trails.
- Climbing and mountaineering enthusiasts can hire a local guide to show them the ropes at the crags. Visit: www.revelstokerockclimbing.com
- Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre and Tours opens during the summer.
- Revelstoke Golf Club: 18-hole, par 72 championship layout provides an excellent challenge and is conveniently located just minutes off the Trans-Canada highway. 1-250-837-4276.
- SkyTrek Adventure Park, The Enchanted Forest, Crazy Creek and Three Valley Gap historic ghost town are a short trip west of town. They offer adventure for all ages!
- Enjoy sightseeing gondola rides at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Try the Pipe Mountain Coaster, which is sure to offer thrills as you ride down 1.4 km of twists and turns!
- Downtown Revelstoke has retained many of its original, early 20th century buildings and heritage homes. Pick up a Walking Tour Map at the Visitor Centre and explore.
Highlights – Winter
- Heli and cat skiing companies base their operations right in town and offer phenomenal backcountry experiences.
- Alpine skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America’s highest vertical rise of 1,713 m / 5,620 ft with more than 3,000 acres of skiing and boarding terrain including open fall lines, alpine bowls and gladed tree runs. The resort has one high-speed gondola and two chairlifts. Its other features include: Turtle Creek Tube Park, beginners ski areas, terrain park, cat and heli-skiing, and on-site lodging.
- Revelstoke Snowmobiling Club maintains groomed trails on Boulder Mountain and Frisby Ridge and accesses day-use warm-up cabins for world class snowmobiling adventures.
- Cross-country skiing Mount Macpherson Nordic Trails provides access to 25 km of groomed classic and skate ski routes. 5 km of trails are lit for night skiing.
Highlights – Year Round
- Revelstoke Museum & Archives: see the ski history exhibit and Land of Thundering Snow Exhibit. Visit the Railway Museum in addition to the location of The Last Spike at Craigellachie.
- The historic Roxy Theatre plays the latest films and hosts events like comedy shows and outdoor adventure film nights.
- Scenic heli-tours of Mt. Begbie provide t exceptional scenery and thrills year-round with Glacier Helicopters.
- Paragliding provides a bird’s eye view of the area from the best seat in the house. The Outdoors Centre also offers snowshoeing and dogsledding tours throughout the winter months.
- The Aquatic Centre features a 25-m pool, leisure pool with kids zone, lazy river, wild waterslide, hot tub, sauna and steam room.
- Revelstoke Forum hosts skating and drop-in shinny. Curling is available at the Curling Club, 1-250-837-4356, and bowling can be found at The Cabin, 1-250-837-2144. There are also facilities for basketball, soccer, badminton and volleyball in town.
Above images of the snowboarder by Bruno Long and Steve Shannon.