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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE. Active Families & Beginner Experiencers Recreationalists & Weekend Warriors Extremists & Die-Hard Enthusiasts
NATâ€™L PARKS & HIKING. 6&7
MOUNTAIN BIKING. 8
DIRT BIKING. 10
WATER SPORTS. 13
RESORT SKIING. 18
HELI & CAT SKIING. 19
XC SKIING & SNOWSHOEING. 21
BACKCOUNTRY TOURING. 20
FOOD & DRINKS. 25-27
HISTORY & HERITAGE. 32
ARTS & CULTURE. 34
FAMILY FUN. 35
OTHER STUFF. STAYING HERE. 38-47
LIVING HERE. 49
GETTING HERE. 48
CITY MAP. 50
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Revelstoke Visitor Info Centre
301 Victoria Rd | +1-250-837-5345
Winter: Ian Houghton @ Revelstoke Mtn Resort Summer: Destination BC - Ryan Creary @ Mt. Revelstoke NP
PHOTO: DESTINATION BC - RYAN CREARY | MT. REVELSTOKE NATIONAL PARK
TWO NATIONAL PARKS SIT AT OUR DOORSTEP: MOUNT REVELSTOKE & GLACIER. Gather your family and circle the trunk of an ancient rainforest tree, stand on a mountain summit, and take in vivid alpine wildflowers in full bloom.
Drive up Mount Revelstoke National Park on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. The paved road weaves gently up through an evergreen amazon of hemlock, white pine, and alpine larch; delivering you first to Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park, then the Nels Nelson exhibit—site of the first ski jump in Canada. You can literally step into “Nels’ Knickers” at an interactive sculpture that lets you lean into the air like a ski jumper. From here, wander into Inspiration Woods, make a foray into the Skunk Cabbage patch, or cruise the Sorenson trails. Keep your cultural voyage on the rails at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, 65 kilometres east, where you’ll learn the turbulent history of the transcontinental railway’s passage through the sky-scraping Selkirk Mountains, in Glacier National Park.
Saunter through the bursting orange wildflowers in the meadows at the top of Mount Revelstoke National Park. As the alpine gives way to moss and heather, lingering ice and snow frame impressive granite walls in the distance. Hike to either Balsam Lake, Eagle Knoll, Koo Koo Sint, Heather Lake, or First Footsteps for a solid introduction to the area. For a bigger itinerary, step up your stride in Glacier National Park with a visit to Marion Lake. Follow the steep, forested trail up Abbott Ridge as far as you’re comfortable; into the amphitheatre of glaciated peaks ringing in rocky harmony.
Graduate from the meadows in Mount Revelstoke National Park onto Miller and Eva Lakes, a farther 5.5 and 6 kilometres (3.5 miles) out. Want more? Continue another 9 kms (5.5 mi) from Miller out to Jade Lakes—a trail runner’s dream circuit. In Glacier National Park, mountaineering skills will get you up Mount Sir Donald, the cult favourite peak of Rogers Pass, with all kinds of crazy heights to hang from. PHOTO: BRUNO LONG | GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
PHOTO: ROBB THOMPSON | REVELSTOKE WILDFLOWERS
REVELSTOKE NATIONAL PARKS HIKING MAP: Pick up yours for free from the Revelstoke Visitor Centre @ 301 Victoria Rd or visit our website.
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PHOTO: DESTINATION BC - RYAN CREARY | MT. REVELSTOKE NATIONAL PARK
REVELSTOKE SITS IN THE THICK OF BC’S ONLY INLAND TEMPERATE RAINFOREST. Your boots were made for walking and these trails were made for those boots. From short river-valley flats to long alpine ridges, we’ve got you covered.
Downtown Revelstoke’s Greenbelt river trails are as short or as long as you want to make them. With easy in and out points all along the way, these paths are also home to roughly 60 species of beautiful birds for watching. You can also visit Sutherland Falls in Blanket Creek Provincial Park. It’s a 5 minute walk to a 60 ft. chute of cascading water that brave kayakers sometimes take a puckering plunge down. Enjoy them cozily from dry land!
For another impressive wall of tumbling water, wind your way down Highway 23 South to the Begbie Falls Forest Service Road. Park at the end of the pavement or keep driving. If you park, use the Begbie Creek Trail to traverse through the mossy forest of giant trees and connect onto Begbie Falls Trail. Once at the Begbie Falls Recreation Site, it’s a short, steep hike on to the falls along the signed trail. After you take in the mist, get some sun and an unfiltered view of the Selkirk Mountains down on the pebble beach along the Upper Arrow Lake Flats.
There’s no more iconic a peak in Revelstoke than Begbie, with its soaring double summits bursting out of a glacier aproned around it. Named for a famous 19th century judge with a stiff upper lip, this mountain is serious. The trail is steep and there’s an outstanding reward in views, but it only comes after several hours of hiking. Once you reach the campsite where the vistas begin in the alpine, you’ll need mountaineering skills to carry on any farther. There’s a glacier to cross and an exposed scramble to the top.
REVELSTOKE HIKING MAP: Pick up yours for free from the Revelstoke Visitor Centre @ 301 Victoria Rd or visit our website.
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PHOTO: DESTINATION BC - RYAN CREARY | MT. McCRAE
FROM LOAMY STEEPS TO FLOWY PACKED GOLD, REVELSTOKE’S SPRAWLING SINGLETRACK AND EPIC ALPINE RIDES ARE SECOND TO NONE. Home to nine unique riding zones and one of BC’s first adaptive mountain bike trails, we’ve got something for everyone.
Take your young ones to Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park near the bottom of Mount Revelstoke National park. Its creative animal-themed features will have imaginations flying as kids roll over salamander tails and between fake animal droppings. Grownups can head over to Mount MacPherson’s Griffith Creek beginner loops, where the low-angle “brown pow” is smooth and inviting. While you’re there try out Miller Time—a new one-kilometre multi-directional loop built to accommodate adaptive bikes and beginners. REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN BIKING MAP: Pick up yours for free from the Revelstoke Visitor Centre @ 301 Victoria Rd or visit our website. PHOTO: STEVE SHANNON | BOULDER MOUNTAIN
MacPherson’s Flowdown is the buffest trail around and will keep you swooping for a solid morning with all sorts of possible linkups and add-ons. For a longer version of the same with an alpine backdrop, carry on to Frisby Ridge. The 12-kilometre out-and-back (24 kilometres return) cross-country trail traces a near perfect ridge at incredibly civilized grades to a glassy alpine lake. If you’ve still got juice, hammer another 5.7 kilometres on the extension, blasting up and back down snaky berms and rolling landscape. Back at the parking lot, the Ultimate Frisby Connector is a tempting downhill add-on but, take note, it gets full-on by the time you hit the Ultimate Frisby DH trail.
Boulder Mountain is Revelstoke’s classic downhill playground. It’s got everything from bike-park style flow and lofty table tops to wooden stunts and loamy steeps. With over a dozen trails, you can easily pick your poison. While it’s mostly a shuttling area, there are mellower trail options in the mix, and many enduro riders choose to pedal up the road. For a thigh-crushing cross-country epic, drive Highway 23 North to Keystone. This is 11-kilometre (22-kilometre return) technical out-and-back trail has punchy climbs and tight switchbacks up alpine cirques. The demanding alpine route links awe-inspiring views of the Monashee Mountains with some of the most rewarding sections of alpine singletrack in BC. There is no cell service, so full backcountry protocols are in order—be prepared! PHOTO: MARGUS RIGA | ALPINE TRAILS IN SEPTEMBER
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PHOTO: DESTINATION BC - RYAN CREARY | MONASHEE MOUNTAINS
FLOWT BIKES & SKIS
It’s all about the ride. We absolutely love to ride bikes! That’s why we do all we can to help you hit the trails and find the perfect riding experience. We’re here to help - whether you need a new ride, expert mechanical service, or the latest trail info. Looking for a specialty part or repair? Want to demo a new ride? We have you covered. 709 Victoria Rd | +1.250.837.4044 | flowtbikes.com
SKOOKUM CYCLE & SKI
Little shop, big mountains. Full service bike shop in the heart of downtown Revelstoke. Our friendly staff are always ready to help with trail info and gear selection, or to set you up with a great rental bike. Book your bike in with our experienced technicians today and get it trail ready! 116 Mackenzie Ave | +1.250.814.0090 | skookumrevelstoke.com
SOL MOUNTAIN LODGE
Full service backcountry lodge in the Monashees. Hiking to ridges and summits, mountain biking on alpine single-track, wildflowers, alpine lakes. Summer road access two hour drive south of Revelstoke. Book as full or part groups, catered or self-catered trips. ACMG guided trips available. Revelstoke, BC | +1.250.674.3707 | solmountain.com
WANDERING WHEELS | Guided mountain bike tours & shuttles. Revelstoke, BC | +1.250.814.7609 | wanderingwheels.ca
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PHOTO: STEVE SHANNON | MT. HALL
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST ALL-ROUND MOTO ZONES IN BC. Featuring two main trail-riding areas, a full-sized motocross track, a challenging endurocross track, and a popular kids/beginners track. Take Westside Road 10 kilometres north of downtown Revelstoke to find the trail system, where there are kiosks with maps at each riding zone. Kids and beginners can warm up on the beginner track, trail-bound full-sized humans can head towards Kick Start and Easy Street. Want to check out the action before deciding if you’re into trying it? There’s a handy viewing platform to spy the scene.
Get your heart pumping on the full-sized motocross track—sending floaty doubles, long tables and poppy step-ups to your heart’s content. Then ride over to Rowlands Revenge, the relentless tacky loop climbs high above the lake to some of the best views going—if you’re not busy whiskey-gripping your bars!
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PHOTO: BRUNO LONG | REVY RIDERS MX TRACK
To start, dig into Ego Trip in the Lower Frisby zone, then work your way up and onto the Deadman’s Creek network for a total of 75 kilometres of purpose-built moto trails to work through. Follow the Yellow Brick Road on your journey towards the techy stuff and catch glimpses of glassy Lake Revelstoke shining below.
REVELSTOKE DIRTBIKING MAP: Pick up yours for free from the Revelstoke Visitor Centre @ 301 Victoria Rd or visit our website.
GREAT CANADIAN TOURS - Dirt bike & ATV side by side rentals and tours. 1870 Glacier Lane | +1.250.837.5030 | riderevelstoke.ca 10 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
PHOTO: ALAN MILJKOVIC | TAKING OFF FROM REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE. Take a tandem paraglide flight over the Columbia River, or land on a remote mountain peak with a helipcopter tour. If you’ve never been in a helicopter, there’s no better place to experience unfettered flight. Cover miles in minutes and get an unequalled perspective. Hover comfortably over Wap Lake or the Revelstoke Dam, buzz over the Upper Arrow Lake Flats, swoop by waterfalls, rivers, and even tumbling glaciers. It’s a frickin’ helicopter, you can go anywhere!
Experienced flyers can bring their own wings and launch off the top of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, reaping the thermal currents born from the river valley below. For safety, please be sure to brush up on the rules and local beta at Revelstokeparagliding.com.
PHOTO: DESTINATION BC - RYAN CREARY | TAKING OFF FROM REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
PHOTO: GLACIER HELICOPTERS | SIGHTSEEING TOUR
It’s time for that tandem paraglide flight you’ve always talked about. Starting from 2,200 metres above sea level, sail off Mount Mackenzie, the highest launch in North America. All pilots are certified by the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada. Tandem flights are open to all ages, you don’t need any previous experience, and you can do it year round. Quit talking, start doing!
Take your adventure to new heights! Sightseeing tours, heli-biking, heli-weddings, heli-picnics, airport transfers, and custom charter work.
3451 Hwy #1 - 5 km west of Revelstoke (year-round) +1.250.837.9569 | glacierhelicopters.ca | Instagram: @glacier_helicopters #THEREALSTOKE
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PHOTO: CHRIS RUBENS | WATERWORLD
FROM SPORT TO TRAD, SINGLE PITCH TO MULTI, COME HANG ON OUR ROCK AND FIND YOUR FLOW. Routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.13a.
If you’re quite green, we recommend taking a lesson or hiring a guide to show you the ropes. Otherwise, pick up a copy of the Revelstoke Rocks guidebook by Ruedi Beglinger from one of the outdoor stores downtown. He’s the guy that first established many of the climbs in the area, and his book remains the best resource to this day. Next, head 10 minutes down Highway 23 South to Begbie Bluffs, with awesome single-pitch sport-climbing options for kids, beginners and even first climbing dates. The crag is a short walk on a well-defined trail from the parking lot. Start with High & Dry or Bifacial Retouch (5.8 and 5.9 respectively).
Shaketown is a little farther down the highway from Begbie Bluffs, with a further plethora of single-pitch intermediate routes, like Quicksilver Daydreams (5.10b), Two Hands (5.11a), and Flying Shoes (5.11b). To start on some multipitch, drive another 10 minutes down the highway to the shady and river-cooled Blanket Creek Canyon and walk 10 minutes to Blanket Buttress. Next, crimp and heel hook your way up the Blanket Arête (5.10a), or Tree Line (5.10c) and keep building from there.
Waterworld may be a mediocre movie, but it’s a mind-blowing climbing wall. To tag the towering cliffs rising right out of Lake Revelstoke, you first rappel down to belay stations made of planks bolted to the wall. Choose from two to four pitches as you work your way back up routes ranging from 5.10b to 5.12a, these are longer climbs. Start on Pirates of Waterworld (5.10b) and No Panic In The Titanic (5.11b) and eye up other routes from there. Remember to watch for rock fall, and to wear a helmet even when belaying. WANT MORE INFO? Check out the Rock Climbing page on our website.
PHOTO: BRUNO LONG | SHAKETOWN
FLEXPEDITIONS - Canoe rentals & tours, whitewater kayaking & rock climbing instruction, and women’s wellness retreats. Revelstoke, BC | +1.866.929.3539 | flexpeditions.com | firstname.lastname@example.org 12 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
PHOTO: STEVE SHANNON | MOUTH OF CARNES CREEK ON LAKE REVELSTOKE
ADVENTURES ON WATER.
LAKE REVELSTOKE HOLDS 130 KMS (81 MI) OF WILD, SECLUDED AND COOL GLACIER-FED WATERS. Magnificent rivers also flow through Revelstoke: the Illecillewaet, Jordan, and Columbia, just to get started.
Big, flat, and glassy. Lake Revelstoke is prime for an easy kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or canoe tour. It’s perfectly cool on a warm summers day! Tours meander into coves and adjoining river systems that make up the major dividing waters of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. Go to Martha Creek Provincial Park for lunch along the pebbly beach or to lay on the grass. For the warmest water, hit up Williamson Lake back in town, with a sandy beach, playground, and mini putt.
If you’re comfortable navigating without a guide, rent a canoe or kayak for yourself. Lake Revelstoke, the Columbia River, or Upper Arrow Lake are all dotted with hidden waterfalls and inlets around every bend. Be aware when shimmying into colder waters, fluctuating water levels due to the dams, and watch for anglers and power boaters.
If you’re a whitewater kayaker, Revelstoke is full of frothy runs. There’s everything from the class II section of the Lower Jordan to the roaring class IV-V sections of the Illecillewaet’s Box Canyon. You can also check out the Upper Jordan, and the Pingston River. For the very bold, Blanket Creek’s iconic 60-foot Sutherland Falls offers all the airtime you could want. WANT MORE INFO? Check out the Water Sports page on our website.
NATURAL ESCAPES KAYAKING & CANOEING See the Mountains, from our View!
Join us for a fantastic guided tour on the water! Rentals and lessons are also available. We have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence and have been the top-rated TripAdvisor activity for the past five years. Experience our beautiful lakes and natural environment. Celebrating our 20th season in 2019! +1.250.837.7883 | naturalescapes.ca
DAVID THOMPSON PADDLESPORT CLASSIC - 3-day, 125 km paddlesport race on Lake Revelstoke. July 12th - 14th, 2019 | +1.250.814.7473| paddlerevelstoke.ca
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HOME OF THE LONGEST RUNNING GOLF TOURNAMENT IN BC. The tree-lined, 18-hole Revelstoke Golf Course will woo experienced swingers and newcomers alike. Following Revelstoke’s famous “big eddy” along the curve of the Columbia River, the course is lined with giant trees nourished by temperate waters. “First Tracks” golfers will breathe in an evergreen aroma mixed with freshly cut fairways in the morning mists of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. Get 18 holes in casually over 3.5 hours to free up the hottest hours of the day, or linger longer by playing an extra round and hitting the restaurant in the club house. Improve your swing by signing up with one of the PGA of Canada Pros the course has on staff. Work on your precision at the full-length driving range with both synthetic and real-grass tees and down in their practice bunker. Once you’re all tuned up, the Revelstoke Golf Course hosts the oldest tournament in the province every September: The Labour Day Classic.
PHOTO: STEVE SHANNON
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Revelstoke Golf Course
One of BC’s most beautiful golf courses. This historic 18-hole, par 72, 6537 yard championship layout provides an excellent golfing challenge, and is conveniently located just minutes off the Trans-Canada Highway. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by stunning mountain views, golfing in Revelstoke is as much about the location as it is about the game. 171 Columbia Park Dr. | +1.250.837.4276 | golfrevelstoke.com 14 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
PHOTO: ZOYA LYNCH | AKOLKOLEX RIVER
ANGLERS CAN CHOOSE FROM OVER 80 LAKES AND OTHER RICH WATERWAYS TO CAST INTO. There are over 200 rivers, creeks, and streams churning with freshwater fish around Revelstoke. All within 50 kms (31 mi) of town. If you don’t have a BC fishing license, start by picking one up at Service BC in the Revelstoke Courthouse, or online at www.fishing.gov.bc.ca. Once you’re legal, aim for one of the quiet corners of Williamson Lake just five minutes south of town. The small 3.9-hectare local fishing hole has been regularly stocked with rainbow trout since 2009. If you want to snag some giant bull trout too, you’ll want to be on Upper Arrow Lake, Lake Revelstoke, or Kinbasket Lake in early spring or late fall for open-water trolling. The bigger lakes have big fetches and can pick up strong winds, so be sure to keep an eye on the weather. In mid-summer and early fall (prime time!), fish for cutthroat and rainbow trout with dry flies, nymphs, and little spinners. You can catch the odd bull as it swims up river to spawn, too. Always remember to only use barbless hooks. PHOTO: AGATHE BERNARD | LAKE REVELSTOKE
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PHOTO: WILD BLUE YONDER
RIVER ADVENTURES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. From scenic floats to adrenaline-pumping rapids. The Illecillewaet (pronounced ill路a路sill路a路wet) is a glacier-fed river that begins in Glacier National Park and snakes its way through the Selkirk Mountains to its confluence with the Columbia River in Revelstoke. Apex Rafting and Wild Blue Yonder both runs trips on this river. Take in lush scenery and shore-side wildlife from the unique vantage; and hold on tight through the big waves. The biggest rapids come in high water, from mid-June into mid-July. Low water starts in late July, and allows for a few more stops, swims, and gentler floats along the way. Minimum requirements for kids vary during high water, so check with the rafting companies. If you want a float tailored to them, check out the River Pirates theatre adventure, or the historic float from Wild Blue Yonder on the Columbia River. PHOTO: APEX RAFTING
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100% locally owned and operated. Raft with the experts. Over 25 years operating on the spectacular Illecillewaet River, with a commitment to customer care, superior service and our stellar safety record makes Apex your go-to rafting company in Revy. Take a journey down 25 kms of rapids, scenic floats, and the stunning mountain views of Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Whether it’s your first river adventure or you’ve rafted many times, we’d love to show off our river to you, blast you through some great white water and send you off on your way... wetter and better! It truly is a beautiful trip.
112 1st St. E (seasonally) +1.250.837.6376 | apexrafting.com
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call 1-877-945-3786 web wildblueyonder.ca OPEN 9am - 9pm. 621 Victoria Road, Revelstoke, BC
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PHOTO: IAN HOUGHTON | REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
THE LONGEST VERTICAL DROP IN NORTH AMERICA AT 5,620 FT (1,713 M). RMR is the only resort in the world to offer lift, cat, heli, and backcountry skiing. Little ones can get their green on in the Turtle Creek beginner area. Grown ones can dip their toes by using the first stage of the gondola to ski from Revelation Lodge, jumping onto Tickle Trunk and the Last Spike to start. Once you’ve got those down, take the gondola up to the Stoke Chair, and hit The Last Spike from there.
RMR has some of the widest highways of corduroy on the planet. Make the top pitches of Snow Rodeo, Feller Buncher, and Wooley Bully your first foray, all of them cross back over the Last Spike if you need to dip out. Switch it up by meandering over to the Ripper Chair, where the grooming’s just as delectable and you can segue into some low-angle glades. If those seem easy, dive into Separate Reality off the top of the Stoke Chair.
Everyone’s gunning for it on a powder day: North Bowl. Once patrol drops the ropes, traverse skier’s right from the top of the Stoke Chair for the lower entry points, or bootpack the Lemming Line into the upper chutes, where you’ll also find the track over to Gracias Ridge and Greely Bowl. For the highest point on the mountain, take the bootpack straight up to Sub Peak’s tight couloirs, or funnel back down Powder Assault into the upper reaches of North Bowl. There’s also a 14-acre lofty terrain park below the Stoke Chair!
REVY OUTDOORS - Your outdoor, travel & backcountry outfitter. 201 Mackenzie Ave. | +1.250.814.2575 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Revelstoke’s premiere rental shop. We have Revelstoke’s largest selection of touring skis, splitboards, and avalanche gear. Open daily from 7:30 am - 8:30 pm. Get set up the night before so you can get going earlier in the morning. Rent the lastest skis and boards from Rossignol, Salomon, Icelantic, Line, Jones, Capita and Burton. Overnight tuning available. 709 Victoria Rd. | +1.250.814.4769 | revelstokepowderrentals.com
THE WAX BENCH - Ski rentals & repairs.
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HELI & CAT SKIING.
THE BEST CAT AND HELI SKIING DESTINATION ON THE PLANET. With two major mountain ranges, a variety of different microclimates and every kind of terrain you can imagine, Revelstoke is the world’s mechanized backcountry skiing capital. Four heli-ski companies and two cat-ski operations base out of Revelstoke with countless other options nearby. You’ll never find more powder options at your tips than in this town. To get the best bang for your buck, first-timers can get take a cat/heli preparation course at Revelstoke Mountain Resort for anyone above age 12. When you’re ready, you can book for the day, multi-day, or multi-night stays based out of a number backcountry lodges or right from town. Go solo and make friends, or bring a group of your own. If you’re not sure whether your skis or snowboard are fat enough, fret not, most tours come with powder specific weapons. Be sure to book early, it’s a popular pastime!
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EAGLE PASS HELISKI - Unlimited vertical. Small groups. BIG difference. Revelstoke, BC | +1.877.929.3337 | eaglepassheliskiing.com
SKOOKUM CYCLE & SKI
Ski & snowboard rentals, and bootfitting. 10 years of providing gear for Revelstoke. We strive to offer the best service. Skookum has a large selection and the biggest brand names in the industry. Come see our selection and take us up on a free ski boot and gear assessment.
116 Mackenzie Ave | +1.250.814.0090 | skookumrevelstoke.com
MICA HELISKIING - Experience the magic.
207 Mackenzie Ave | +1.877.837.6191 | micaheli.com #THEREALSTOKE
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PHOTO: BRUNO LONG | ROGERS PASS
A MECCA FOR EARNING YOUR TURNS. There’s more Gore-Tex per capita in Revelstoke than anywhere else in Canada. With unequaled access to big mountains and deep snow, this place thrives on a culture of going up to get down.
If you’re really new to it, hire a local guide. There are tons of amiable mountain maestros ready to safely show you the goods. If you’ve got the basics under your belt, including an avalanche safety training (AST) course, and you want to venture out into some simple terrain, aim for The Fingers on Mount Macpherson. The short laps hold a big payoff in fluffy, open runs you can lap over and over. To get there, park at the Nordic Ski Club Lodge for five bucks and follow the Main Loop to Mountain Climb Trail, then turn left at the sign. The Nordic trail ends at a bridge crossing, and the uphill track starts from here.
Want a bit more than the basics? Make sure you’ve tuned into the bulletin on Avalanche.ca. Next, aim for the terrain surrounding Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The “slackcountry” offers everything from deliriously deep trees to complex alpine ridges and couloirs. While many of the runs funnel back inbounds, watch out in the woods; the subalpine turns into a dense jungle around RMR, so be sure you know where you’re going and to have good communication between partners. ALWAYS CHECK AVALANCHE CONDITIONS BEFORE HEADING OUT: www.avalanche.ca
Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is a Shangri-La for strong ski tourers and ski mountaineers. Stop in at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre to make sure you know what’s open and get your permit. There are rolling closures for the highway avalanche-control program you need to pay attention to. Start off on Grizzly Shoulder or Balu Pass, and graduate to the Seven Steps of Paradise—one of the 50 classic ski descents in North America. If you’ve got glacier gear, the Asulkan and Illecillewaet valleys will lead you into the alpine over rewardingly complex terrain and onto iconic peaks. You can also stay at the Asulkan Cabin to break up the slog.
SOL MOUNTAIN LODGE
Backcountry lodge in the Monashees. 30,000 acres of prime BC backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Heli access lodge south of Revelstoke. Full amenities and private rooms. ACMG guided or self-guided trips - book as full or part groups.
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REVELSTOKE POWDER RENTALS - Serious equipment for serious mountains. 709B Victoria Rd W | +1.250.814.4769 | revelstokepowderrentals.com 20 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
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XC SKIING & SNOWSHOEING.
26 KM (16 MI) OF IMPECCABLY GROOMED TRAILS AT MOUNT MACPHERSON. We’ve got world-class tracksets for classic skiing and perfectly manicured highways for skate skiing. The Nordic centre also includes 6 kms (3.75 mi) of lit trails for nighttime looping, and a snowshoe trail. XC Skiing: The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club goes all the way back to 1891. They ask a small day-use fee to access the trails they groom and also offer group or private lessons with the in-house coach. Contact email@example.com to book. Rentals are available at the Mount MacPherson Nordic Lodge, and offered by various shops downtown. Snowshoeing: Start with a guided tour around Revelstoke Mountain Resort with the Revelstoke Snowshoe Company. Next, strike out on your own along the Greenbelt trails. From downtown, you can also follow the Mount Revelstoke Trail at the Tournament of Champions trailhead behind the Revelstoke Railway Museum—it’ll take you up to the Nels Nelsen historic ski jump. The Mount Macpherson Nordic area also has a designated 4.5 kilometre snowshoe trail called Seven Bridges. PHOTO: STEVE SHANNON | SNOWSHOEING AT REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
XC Skiing: Grab your pup and chase him or her around the popular five-kilometre dog loop at the Mount MacPherson Nordic Centre. Wellmannered dog-owners and dogs preferred; and please remember to pick up their poop! After Rex is tuckered out, let him rest back at the car as you continue around the perimeter loop. Stride clockwise, beginning with Mickey’s Loop, then Main Loop, Loggers Lane, and Hydro Way. Come back around on Beaver Lake, Easy Al’s, and Roadway Ramble. Snowshoeing: Seek out Begbie Falls even in the winter by parking at the beginning of Begbie Falls Forest Service Road, right where the plowed road ends. Follow the trail about 2.5 kilometres to the falls. For Sutherland Falls, park at the Blanket Creek Provincial Park gate (without blocking it) and head down the road for 2.5 kilometres through snow-draped cedars and hemlock. You can also park at the gate of Mount Revelstoke National Park and head past the Nels Nelsen Historic Site into Inspiration Woods, or the Sorensen loops.
XC Skiing: Show up after dark and ski six kilometres (3.75 mi) of newly lit trails in the brisk calm of night. Slide farther afield with a headlamp and you can have a picnic dinner at the Ole Sandberg Cabin via the Main Loop. If you want to really crush your workout, add on Hydro Hill. Want to jump into some friendly competition? The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club presents Headlamp Heroes, a Wednesday night race series. Check www.revelstokenordic.org for race dates. Snowshoeing: Be aware of avalanche terrain and conditions, go to Avalanche.ca for more info. Next, aim for Mount Revelstoke National Park’s Summit Trail, beginning way down low at the Nels Nelson Historic Site. It’s a 10-kilometre trip to the summit from here, mostly under the cover of an evergreen canopy. You can break off the Summit Trail at the seventh road crossing and walk four kilometres to the Caribou Cabin to overnight or reach it by walking a burly 20 kilometres up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. Book the cabin through Parks Canada. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING MAP: Pick up yours for free from the Revelstoke Visitor Centre @ 301 Victoria Rd or visit our website.
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SLEDDING. WELCOME TO THE EPICENTRE OF CANADIAN MOUNTAIN SLEDDING. From November to May, Revelstoke gets between 50 to 60 ft (31 to 37 m) of snow in the most accessible big-mountain terrain there is.
Pick up the basics and have someone else safely handle the route by booking a tour with a certified guide via a local operator. Ride single or with a partner as you safely venture farther out into the winter wilderness than you’ve ever been before.
If you already have ninja status and just want to get kicking, aim for the expansive open ridgetops, basins and face shots waiting for you on Sale Mountain or Keystone-Standard Basin, to the north. There’s also Mount Hall, to the south. Watch out for seasonal and permanent caribou closures—they’re for real!
Revelstoke snowmobile trail maps are now available on Boonmaps. GPS TRACKING OFFLINE USE
Have avalanche equipment, know how to use it and make sure you’ve checked Avalanche. ca for the bulletin. After you do, make it over to the groomed access at Boulder and Frisby Mountains that’ll shepherd you comfortably into the alpine. Remember to pay attention to the trail fees for grooming. If you want to rent a machine or hone your skills, there are several options in town for rentals and multi-day clinics. Download Boonmaps on your cell phone to access free trail maps that can be used along with GPS tracking while you’re out of cell service.
ALWAYS CHECK AVALANCHE CONDITIONS BEFORE HEADING OUT: www.avalanche.ca
GREAT CANADIAN TOURS & GLACIER HOUSE RESORT
The sledder’s basecamp. Sled right from your door. Featuring the largest tenure in North America, we offer the latest Skidoo sleds, and an incredible riding experience. Tours w/ certified guides, sled & gear rental. Fuel sales on-site. Deluxe accommodation packages available. Check out Glacier House Resort’s listing in this guide. 1870 Glacier Lane | +1.250.837.5030 | riderevelstoke.ca 22 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
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FOOD, DRINKS & NIGHTLIFE.
A FOOD SCENE TO SAVOUR, WITH AWARD-WINNING LOCAL CRAFT BEERS & SPIRITS. Café your way through the day, après your way into the night. Grab a healthy and affordable breakfast or a wrap for the trail at one of many wholesome cafés. From there, lunch and dinner options extend into an impressive array of world cuisines: Japanese, German, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and fusion. If you want to keep it simple, find a warm seat in a classic pub with menus serving everything from vegetarian fare to burgers. Classy joints? We have many multi-star stops you can dust off your dinner jacket for. Wash it all down with a frosty pint of local Mt. Begbie beer or get a locally distilled cocktail. Hit the dancefloor after or just gab into the wee hours over a set of suds as the night life takes over. Remember, “Last call, first chair!” PHOTO: MT. BEGBIE BREWING CO.
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Quality Indian, German, and Thai food. Fine offering of fusion food, in the heart of Revelstoke, BC. All of our curry dishes are MSG & gluten-free! Eat-in or take-out. 116 1st St W | +1.250.837.2112 | paramjitskitchen.com #THEREALSTOKE
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TASTING ROOM | CRAFT SPIRITS | BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER Welcome to the heritage Mountain View Building. This 100+ year old former school is now home to the craft distillery, Jones Distilling Ltd, and home to the newest restaurant in Revelstoke, the Old School Eatery. Come see for yourself why this will be one of the highlights of your Revelstoke experience. Best views of the mountains and ski resort in town Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Taste award winning locally made craft spirits Discover this heritage 100+ year old building Distillery tours, tastings, and retail on site 616 THIRD ST W | JONESDISTILLING.COM | OLDSCHOOLEATERY.CA 26 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
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WANT A TRUE MOUNTAIN WEDDING? THEN YOU SHOULD GET HITCHED HERE. A backdrop of snow-blanketed peaks or lush green forest is the ultimate altar. Dream any setting you want and Revelstoke can deliver: a secluded cabin along the Columbia River, a secret hut deep in the forest, a luxury hotel in town, or a rustic backcountry lodge in the upper reaches of the alpine. If you just want to focus on your vows and none of the planning, we can do that too, a number of hotels and resorts will help customize your big day for you. You can also get as non-traditional as you want: tie the knot with an actual knot on at the top of a peak you climbed; say your pledges at the bottom of mountain bike trail you just ripped; or at the top of deep powder run waiting for the wedding party. Maybe you just want to have a potluck wedding by a lake in the woods? Everythingâ€™s an option here.
EAGLE PASS LODGE - Exclusively Yours. Nestled in the heart of the Monashee Mountains, our unique 9,500 sq. ft. lodge features 13 bedrooms, and is located on a private 8-acre estate just minutes from Revelstoke. Situated in the worlds only inland temperate rainforest, and surrounded by towering granite peaks, our lodge offers an incredible backdrop for your custom event. Boasting over 8,000 sq. ft. of manicured private outdoor space and a team of dedicated staff, Eagle Pass Lodge is the ideal location for your wedding, private event or corporate retreat. - Private massage room - 18-ft. vaulted ceilings - Stunning outdoor hot tub - In-house concierge service
- Catering & event planning available - Extensive commercial kitchen and executive chef - Spacious bar and patio with picture perfect mountain views - Open concept dining room and lounge w/ panoramic windows
1467 Hwy 23 South | +1.250.683.8699 | eaglepasslodge.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org
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PHOTO: STEVE SHANNON | HALFWAY RIVER HOT SPRINGS BC RECREATION SITE
TAKE TIME TO UNWIND AFTER A BIG DAY OUT. Even the most seasoned mountain people will to tell you the best way to stay in the game is to take some time to care for your body, mind, and spirit. Soak in the healing waters of a nearby natural hot spring. Take Highway 23 South over the free ferry towards Nakusp that leaves once per hour. Halcyon Hot Springs Resort is ten minutes farther down the highway from Galena Bay. You can go for a day, evening, or stay. To mix in a bit of adventure, visit the Halfway River Hot Springs, just a little farther down the highway and a short drive up the Halfway River Forest Service Road. These are sadly not accessible by car in the winter. For more info visit: sitesandtrailsbc.ca
They say staying limber keeps you young. Hit up one of Revelstoke’s yoga studios downtown for a drop-in class, then bounce over to one of several locally owned cafés for a healthy breakfast. In the afternoon, you can drive up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mount Revelstoke National Park to wander amongst the wildflowers.
Whatever you choose for the day, stay unplugged from your devices. A low-stress ski tour, mountain bike ride, or stay in a backcountry cabin or lodge is a great way to disconnect and purge the digital fuzz from your brain. Advanced yoga classes and mindfulness retreats are also available in town, and don’t skip out on getting a massage!
During the snowy months, rent some snowshoes and stretch your legs along town’s Greenbelt trails, or in Mount Revelstoke National Park (see our snowshoeing section).
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BIRCH & LACE HAIR COMPANY - Featuring AVEDA, a soap dispensary, and a waste diversion program. 114 1st Street W | +1.250.814.2508 | birchandlacesalon.com #THEREALSTOKE
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VIBRANT, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN REVELSTOKE. Locally owned and operated specialty stores and restaurants to meet your every need and more. Revelstoke’s commercial character echoes its culture with a focus on health, wellness, recreation, and environment. You can shop for haute couture or Gore-Tex within a few feet, get specialty kitchen wares, find a smart shoe selection, rent a bike, buy a camping stove, peruse splitboards, book an adventure, or buy a new book. Not to mention the variety of eats. Stock up on ethically sourced self-styling products at a salon, or just lay back and enjoy the spa experience. Several storefronts showcase local arts, crafts and jewellery, which you’ll also find in spades at the downtown Farmers Market between May and October. Since its Victorian revitalization in 1986, Revelstoke’s stood out amongst Western mountain towns as having a strong sense of heritage that it maintains to this day. Heritage walking tours are available through the Revelstoke Museum & Archives in the summer, or ask about the free Heritage Walking Brochure at the Visitor Info Centre.
BIG MOUNTAIN KITCHEN & LINEN - Paraphernalia for your home. #BigMtnLife 215 Mackenzie Ave | +1.250.837.7005 | bigmountain.kitchen
CHEERS LIQUOR STORES - Cold beer, wine and spirits delivered right to your door! 109 Victoria Rd E & 1925 Laforme | +1.250.837.4550 | cheersliquor.ca
FREE SPIRIT SPORTS - Revelstoke’s original outdoor equipment store. 203 1st Street W | +1.250.837.9453 | freespiritsports.com
REVELSTOKE FAMILY PHARMACY - Prescriptions, home health care, travel vaccinations, and more! 555 Victoria Rd | +1.250.837.5191 | pharmachoice.com/bc/revelstoke-family-pharmacy
SPICE O’ LIFE EMPORIUM - Adult gifts, glass, vapes and more! 427-B 2nd St E | +1.250.837.2002 | facebook.com/Emporium069 30 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
PHOTOS: ROB BUCHANAN | LUNA FEST
Revelstoke has a packed events calendar year-round, most of which are powered by volunteers. The list below is for your reference. If you’re interested in any of the events keep an eye on Revelstoke’s events calendar on our website: www.SeeRevelstoke.com
ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY
NORDIC CLUB LANTERN SKI January | Mt. Macpherson | revelstokenordic.org
LEARN ABOUT REVELSTOKE’S HISTORY Visit revelstokemuseum.ca for events
SPLITFEST January | facebook.com/CanuckSplitfest
LIVE MUSIC, PERFORMANCES, THEATRE & FILMS Visit revelstokeartscouncil.com for events
FRIDAY NIGHT DROP-IN CURLING December - March | Curling Rink | 7-10 pm
REVELSTOKE COFFEE HOUSE - LIVE FOLK MUSIC Oct - Apr, last Saturday of the month | United Church
RMR EVENTS All winter long | revelstokemountainresort.com
CAROUSEL OF NATIONS February | Community Centre
PEDAL & PINT Apr - Nov, Thursdays | 6 pm @ Community Centre
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FEST February | Roxy Theatre | seerevelstoke.com
BIKES, BEERS & BABES Apr - Nov, Tuesdays | 6 pm @ Community Centre
FARM & CRAFT MARKET May - Oct, Saturday mornings | Downtown
MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES Visit bikerevelstoke.org for details
PARKS CANADA EVENTS Visiti pc.gc.ca/revelstoke for events
CLOSING DAY @ RMR Mid April
SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW June | Downtown
GOLF TOURNAMENTS Visit golfrevelstoke.com for events
FREE LIVE MUSIC - REVELSTOKE STREET FEST Every evening | Grizzly Plaza | Jul through Aug
REVELSTOKE TIMBER DAYS May | Facebook.com/RevelstokeTimberDays
LUNA FESTIVAL - NOCTURNAL ART & WONDER Sept | Downtown | lunafest.ca
KAYAKING EVENTS Visit paddlerevelstoke.ca for events
SNOWFLAKE WINE FESTIVAL November | Visit revelstokeskiclub.ca for details
DAVID THOMPSON PADDLESPORT CLASSIC July | paddlerevelstoke.ca
DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTIES Spring & Fall
NORTH FACE DIRTY FEET TRAIL RUNNING RACE August | Mt. Macpherson | dirtyfeet.ca TRAN SELKIRKS TRAIL RUNNING RACE August | Revelstoke | transelkirks.com BIKE FEST September | Facebook.com/BikeFestRevelstoke CEDAR SHAKER CYCLOCROSS October | cedarshaker.com #THEREALSTOKE
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HISTORY & HERITAGE.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST AND PRESENT. Revelstoke was founded in the 1880s when the industrious trans-continental railway first forged its way through the rugged West. Born of ornate Victorian architecture, much of the city’s original flare survives to this day thanks to a strong mandate to preserve it. From the inception of Canadian mountain tourism to the contributions of logging and mining, it’s all a part of our heritage. Visit the art gallery and museums listed here (right) to learn how Rogers Pass became the birthplace of North American mountaineering. Stand on the historic Nels Nelsen ski jump in Mount Revelstoke National Park for a first-hand view of Revelstoke past and present. Visit the First Footsteps trail in Mount Revelstoke National Park for First Nations artwork. Stroll the Koo Koo Sint trail at the top of the park to follow in explorer David Thompson’s seminal footsteps.
REVELSTOKE RAILWAY MUSEUM - One of Canada’s premiere railway museums. 719 Track St W | +1.250.837.6060 | railwaymuseum.com
Revelstoke’s rich history comes to life with historical characters! Come, travel the river and hear the stories. Evenings, July & August. Presented by Wild Blue Yonder Rafting Adventures.
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To book call 1-877-945-3786 or book online at www.revyraft.com or visit us at 621 Victoria Road, Revelstoke.
BC HYDRO REVELSTOKE DAM VISITOR CENTRE
Revelstoke Dam. Your camera is going to need a bigger lens. Experience the interactive displays, exhibits, First Nations gallery, theatre and gift shop. Explore the facility that provides power to almost one million homes in BC every year. 5km N of Revelstoke on Hwy 23 N | +1.250.814.6697 | bchydro.com/revelstoke
BC INTERIOR FORESTRY MUSEUM
Discover our roots. Take a stroll through our extensive park-like venue. Experience the struggle and history of forestry in Interior British Columbia. Our museum has the largest collection of chainsaws in BC, and a gift shop featuring local artisans. New for 2019 is the Riverside Forest Walk with 2.5 km of easy walking trails at the museum entrance. Next door to the Revelstoke Dam | +1.250.837.8078 | bcforestrymuseum.ca
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Celebrating our history. Explore two floors of interactive exhibits on local history – learn about First Nations, skiing, avalanches, mining and more. Discover our children’s activity room, outdoor heritage garden, archives and reference room, and gift shop. 315 First Street West | +1.250.837.3067 | revelstokemuseum.ca
REVELSTOKE RAILWAY MUSEUM
Follow the tracks to Canada’s railway past. Exhibition galleries and rail yard featuring railway history, tours, venue rentals, gift shop, and a train simulator. Visit our seasonal location at The Last Spike, 50 kms west of Revelstoke on Highway #1. 719 Track Street West | +1.250.837.6060 | railwaymuseum.com
REVELSTOKE VISUAL ARTS CENTRE
A visual arts centre for both our community and visitors. A non-profit facility dedicated to the creation, exhibition and promotion of the visual arts featuring select regional and local artists, art classes for all ages and abilities, and a gift shop. Experience the local landscape and culture in the works featured. In the summer, enjoy a wander through our community flower and vegetable garden. 320 Wilson Avenue | +1.250.814.0261 | revelstokeartgallery.ca
ROGERS PASS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Rails and trails of discovery. Kick off your visit at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre to plan your adventure. Learn the stories of triumphs & tragedies that define this national historic site, then take a stroll along abondoned rail beds or hike awe-inspiring backcountry trails of Glacier National Park. Hwy #1 in Glacier National Park | +1.250.837.7500 | pc.gc.ca/glacier #THEREALSTOKE
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ARTS & CULTURE.
REVELSTOKE HAS 60 NIGHTS OF FREE LIVE MUSIC DURING JULY AND AUGUST. With a growing cultural scene primed by festivals, galleries, exhibitions and performances, discover a growing community of mountain creatives. From May to October, bump shoulders at the bustling Farmers Market in Grizzly Plaza as you shop for local crafts, art, and fresh food. Then, every night, Grizzly Plaza is alive with the Summer Street Fest which hosts concerts through July and August. From Celtic music to hip hop, the music spreads out in all directions. Want more? Carry on to a solid selection of other venues to find something being played live many nights of the week, year round. Or take it upscale by grabbing one of 275 seats in the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre as it hosts speakers, concerts, theatre, dance, spoken word and independent films from fall through to spring. Also be sure to swing into the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre on the first Friday evening of every month (March to December) where you can meet artists during exhibition opening nights. PHOTO: MATT COTE | ARTIST: ZUZANA RIHA | REVELSTOKE VISUAL ARTS CENTRE EXHIBITION OPENING NIGHT
LOOKING TO PURCHASE SOME REVELSTOKE LOCAL ART? Head to the Revelstoke Visitor Centre on 301 Victoria Rd. to pick up some local swag, souvenirs and art (such as the two prints by Rob Buchanan featured on the right)!
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DISCOVER WHY REVELSTOKE IS CANADA’S REAL WONDERLAND. From the beach to the park, the mountain coaster to the trails, we’ve got something for everyone, at every age. Summer: On a hot day, hit the local swimming hole at Williamson Lake. You can also send the kids rafting in costume down the cruisy Columbia River with Revelstoke River Pirates—a theatre adventure on water. West of town there’s the Enchanted Forest, the Three Valley Gap Ghost Town, or SkyTrek Adventure Park—a fantasy land of tree-top bridge and ladder works with zip lines that’ll get your grownup heart pounding, too.
Summer: Mount Revelstoke National Park is prime for family time. You can drive right to the top and have a picnic in perfect alpine wilderness. When you come back down, take an afternoon snack to the meandering shoreline of Martha Creek Provincial Park on Lake Revelstoke. Its warm waters and wide-open grassy playing fields are just a quick 15-minute drive up Highway 23 North.
Winter: Come out of your shell at Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Turtle Creek, where there’s a magic carpet for new skiers. You can also make waves year round at the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre, with a lap pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, lazy river, water slide, and diving board.
Winter: The open slope below the historic Nels Nelsen ski jump in Mount Revelstoke National Park is a perfect tobogganing spot. If you’re into starry nights and have a headlamp, you can also rent a pair of snowshoes and wander along Revelstoke’s Greenbelt trails.
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Summer: Drop in on Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Pipe Mountain Coaster which is always the smash hit of summer. Dash through open forest on a self-controlled downhill roller coaster and compare times at the bottom. If you want the same feeling feeling on two wheels, take the kids to Mount Macpherson’s Stimulus, Dusty Beaver, Beaver Tail or Miller Time trails, where you can chase each other on mountain bikes for hours. Over at Mountain Revelstoke National Park, Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park is also tailored specific for your young ones. Winter: Pack a thermos of hot chocolate to the Ole Sandberg Cabin at the Mount MacPherson Nordic trails. Then lose your voice cheering at a Revelstoke Grizzlies Junior B hockey game.
Your child (and big kids, too) can live the fantasy and join this band of misfit pirates! Sing songs, learn jokes, battle with swords and find the gold! Presented by Wild Blue Yonder Rafting Adventures.
Call 1-877-945-3786 or book online at riverpirates.ca
Join a mad-cap adventure of mayhem, mutiny & lost treasure! #THEREALSTOKE
621 Victoria Road, Revelstoke, BC
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SKYTREK ADVENTURE PARK & THE ENCHANTED FOREST Explore and play! Fun for all kids, big and small.
2 hours from Kamloops
SkyTrek offers exhilerating activities for all families, adults, youth, teens and toddlers! Zip lines, a giant swing, kids games, aerial trekking courses, and many more games in the trees. The Enchanted Forest old growth forest provides the magical setting for over 350 jolly folk art figurines; BC’s tallest, grandest treehouse, which rises 50 feet into the forest canopy; and a giant stump house with surprises around every corner. 32km west of Revelstoke on Highway #1 +1.866.944.9744 | skytrekadventurepark.com | enchantedforestbc.com
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REVELSTOKE AQUATIC CENTRE
Fun and relaxation, all year round! Along with a friendly staff, we have a 25-metre pool offering lane swimming, a leisure pool with a lazy river, wild waterslide, climbing wall, hot tub, sauna, and steam room. The facility has free wireless internet, a fitness centre, and is conveniently located within easy walking distance to our downtown core. Rated one of the top 10 things to do in Revelstoke by Trip Advisor, the Aquatic Centre is a great place to stop, stay and play. Be sure to come check us out! 600 Campbell Ave. | +1.250.837.9351 | revelstoke.ca
PHOTO: AGATHE BERNARD | BEAVER LODGE KIDS BIKE PARK @ MT. REVELSTOKE NATIONAL PARK
PHOTO: BRUNO LONG | REVELSTOKE RAILWAY MUSEUM
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COAST HILLCREST HOTEL
Home of Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing. Escape to the Hillcrest Hotel, where you can unwind with a true resort experience. First class cuisine, exceptional views, and an afternoon relaxing at the Serenity Spa are just a few of the things we offer to provide you with a truly memorable vacation. Plan your next visit or family reunion with us and relax while we take care of the details. 2100 Oak Dr | +1.250.837.3322 | hillcresthotel.ca
SANDMAN HOTEL REVELSTOKE
Always the smart choice. There are many reasons to stay with Sandman in Revelstoke: suites and kitchenettes available, complimentary highspeed internet, two indoor pools & whirlpools, complimentary parking, Dennyâ€™s 24-Hr Restaurant w/ room service, Bar One Urban Lounge, fitness facilities, business centre, and ski & golf packages are available. 1901 Laforme Blvd. | +1.250.837.6161 | sandmanhotels.ca 38 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
HOTELS & RESORTS Best Western Plus Revelstoke
Located off the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway #1), we are minutes away from world class skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, and hiking. Our modern hotel offers ample amenities including mountain-view rooms, free hot breakfast, outdoor hot tubs, and a seasonal pool. • Free WIFI • Business centre • Free hot breakfast • Two hot tubs and seasonal pool • Golf, ski and snowmobile rates
• Wheelchair access • Seasonal downtown shuttle • HD Telus Optik TV • Pet-friendly rooms • In-room coffee, fridge & microwave
• Fitness centre • Complimentary guest laundry • On-site liquor store • In-room safe
1925 Laforme Blvd | +1.250.837.2043 | +1.855.837.2043 | revelstokebestwestern.com | email@example.com
Coast Hillcrest Hotel
Coast Hillcrest Hotel is the gateway to adventure. Our comfortable accommodations offer incredible mountain views. Only 3km from downtown Revelstoke, the resort is conveniently located near Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Parks and Revelstoke Mountain Resort. • Free WIFI • Internet kiosks • Optik TV • Exercise room • Aquatic centre passes
• Golf, ski and snowmobile rates • In-room coffee, fridge, and microwave • Indoor & outdoor hot tubs • Wheelchair access • Non-smoking rooms
• Pets welcome • Restaurant and lounge • Snowmobile parking • Weddings and reunions
2100 Oak Dr | +1.250.837.3322 | +1.800.663.1144 | www.hillcresthotel.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Glacier House Resort
16 Rms | 10 Cabins
Step out to adventure! The ideal location for your mountain vacation, whether you are looking for peace and tranquility, or adrenalin fueled activity. The perfect combination of deluxe accommodation and warm, friendly service. Enjoy our spacious fireplace lodge rooms and cozy log cabins. Stunning mountain views, just 10 km from town! • Free WIFI • Family cabins w/ kitchenette • Spacious lodge rooms • Private hot tubs • Indoor pool and hot tub
• Select rooms are pet friendly • Canoe and SUP rentals • Hiking, biking, and dirtbiking trails • Snowmobile tours & rentals • Snowmobile from your door
• Ski/golf & stay packages • HD Telus Optik TV • Side by side ATV rentals • The Gallery Restaurant & Bar
1870 Glacier Ln | +1.250.837.9594 | +1.800.837.9594 | www.glacierhouse.com | email@example.com
Located in the heart of Revelstoke’s historic downtown, we take pride in clean, comfortable, affordable rooms. The Last Drop - a German style restaurant and bar offers meal and drink specials every night. Free passes are included to the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre, steps away. Bring your group and we’ll provide the meeting space. • Free WIFI • Aquatic centre passes • Pets welcome • Groups welcome • Golf, ski, and snowmobile rates
• Fridge and microwave • Kitchen suites • Meeting rooms • Non-smoking rooms • Pub/lounge and restaurant on-site
• Seasonal patio • Seasonal rates • Shopping and restaurants nearby
200 3rd St W | +1.250.837.5151 | +1.800.991.4455 | www.powdersprings.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org #THEREALSTOKE
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HOTELS & RESORTS Ramada Revelstoke
Join us at our Ramada Revelstoke hotel to access Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke National Park from the area’s main roadway, the Trans-Canada Highway #1. Take an easy drive to downtown Revelstoke for mountain-style restaurants, bars, and shops by Grizzly Plaza. • Free WiFi • Amenities nearby • Indoor pool & waterslide • Business centre • Meeting rooms
• Free parking • Fitness center • Non-smoking hotel • Free hot breakfast • Fridge & microwave
• Hot tub • Laundry facilities • Sundries/mart • 24-hour reception desk • In-room safes
1750 Trans Canada Hwy | +1.250.837.4741 | www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada | email@example.com
Located in the heart of historic downtown Revelstoke, we are Revelstoke’s leader in accommodation, dining and service. This family owned and operated heritage hotel reflects the warmth and character of this mountain town community.
• Free WiFi • Aquatic centre passes • Business centre • HD Telus Optik TV • Fitness room
• Ski/golf & stay packages • Meeting rooms • Non-smoking rooms • Pet friendly
• Hot tub • Sauna • 112 Restaurant & Lounge • Rivercity Pub & Patio
112 1st St E | +1.250.837.2107 | +1.888.245.5523 | www.regenthotel.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandman Hotel Revelstoke
We are centrally located and easily accessible to Revelstoke Mountain Resort. 173 comfortable guest rooms, kitchenettes, two indoor pools and whirlpools, high speed internet access, and Denny’s 24 hour Restaurant with room service for your convenience. • Free WiFi • Amenities nearby • Bar One Urban Lounge • Cable TV • Exercise room
• Golf, ski and snowmobile rates • In-room coffee, fridge & microwave • Kitchen suites • Laundry facilities • Meeting room
• Non-smoking rooms • Pets welcome • Snowmobile parking • Wheelchair access • 2 pools & hot tubs
1901 Laforme Blvd | +1.250.837.6161 | +1.800.SANDMAN | www.sandmanhotels.ca | email@example.com
Stoke Hotel is a unique boutique hotel offering affordable accommodation for travelers looking to stay in the beautiful mountain town of Revelstoke, BC. We are simple, yet practical and we feature a distinctive vintage design reflecting our laid-back mountain style and Canadian identity. When you choose to stay with us, you will be greeted with a warm local smile willing to assist you to the highest standards. • Free WiFi • Affordable rates • Just off Trans-Canada Hwy • Mountain and river views • Alongside the Columbia River
• 24-hr front desk • Pets welcome • Seasonal downtown shuttle • Aquatic Centre passes • Ski, golf & snowmobile rates
• HD Telus Optik TV • Close to Revelstoke Golf Course • In room coffee, fridge & microwave • Complimentary breakfast • Hot tub
1911 Fraser Dr | +1.250.837.5221 | +1.877.837.5221 | www.stokehotel.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org 40 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
HOTELS & RESORTS The Cube Hotel
The Cube breaks the mold of everyday lodging. We aim to reduce our footprint while maintaining great standards. Private rooms with washrooms (showers in the hallway), flat TVs, in room heating/cooling, and a fully equipped common kitchen. Breakfast is included with your stay. • Free WiFi • Common kitchen • Ski packages • Shopping and restaurants nearby • Private rooms
• Optik TV • Flat screen TV’s in all rooms • Downtown location • Dry room • Free breakfast
• Ski shuttle stop nearby • Aquatic Centre passes • Guest lounge/meeting area
311 Campbell Ave | +1.250.837.4086 | www.cubehotel.ca | email@example.com
The Explorers Society Hotel
The Explorers Society is more than just a hotel – it’s a destination. Housed in the 1911 McKinnon Building, we are Revelstoke’s modern heritage boutique hotel. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.
• 1911 historic building • 9 beautiful rooms & suites • Rooftop guest lounge with hot tub & patio • Quartermaster Eatery: steak, seafood & cocktails • Seasonal farm-to-table ingredients
• Prime downtown Revelstoke location • Events & meetings for 15-200 people • Private dining options • Secure valet parking and heated gear storage • Where like-minded, adventure-oriented people gather
109-111 1st St. W | +1.250.814.2565 | +1.855.814.2565 | www.explorers-society.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sutton Place Hotel
Ski-in/Ski-out hotel at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Indulge yourself at our world-class, full-service resort community, where you’ll be greeted with exceptional services and amenities. This condominium style property features luxuriously appointed suites designed in a fresh contemporary style.
• Free WiFi • Fully equipped kitchens • Heli skiing packages • Meeting rooms • Non-smoking rooms
• Outdoor pool & hot tub • Pet friendly suites • Restaurant and tavern • Secure underground parking • Shuttle service
• Ski/bike storage • Ski-in/ski-out • Ski & golf packages • Concierge service
2950 Camozzi Rd | +1.250.814.5000 | +1.866.378.8866 | www.suttonplace.com | email@example.com
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MOTELS & INNS Alpine Inn & Suites
Our newly renovated motel, with new carpets, windows, hot tub, and open terrace; concentrates on providing comfortable, clean, quiet and affordable accommodation. We offer king & queen size bedrooms, full kitchen suites, boat/ snowmobile/trailer (up to 60 ft.) parking, electrical hookups in parking lot, free WiFi, and free Aquatic Centre passes. • Free, in-room fibre optic WiFi • 1 & 2 bedroom suites w/ full kitchen • Aquatic centre passes • Indoor hot tub • Golf, ski and snowmobile rates • Telus Optik TV
• In-room coffee, fridge & microwave • Non-smoking rooms • Free public computer, fax & scanner • Air-conditioning & heating • Super long trailer parking
• Seasonal rates • Shopping/restaurants nearby • On-site pop machine • Amenities nearby • BBQ grills
1001 2nd St W | +1.250.837.2116 | +1.800.876.8206 | www.alpineinnrevelstoke.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Days Inn & Suites
From spacious and newly renovated rooms, featuring 250 thread count sheets, to the 24-hour complimentary gourmet coffee served in the lobby, amenities like these, combined with friendly customer service, ensures that you’ll have the best possible stay in Revelstoke. • Free WiFi • Aquatic centre passes • Telus Optik TV • Complimentary breakfast • Wyndham rewards points
• Golf, ski and snowmobile rates • In-room coffee, fridge & microwave • Kitchen suites • Laundry facilities & drying room • Online booking
• Pets welcome (based on availability) • Pub/lounge nearby • Snowmobile parking • Wheelchair access
301 Wright St | +1.250.837.2191 | +1.250.837.2296 | www.daysinn.ca | email@example.com
Quiet, clean, friendly and affordable. A small comfortable motel, taking pride in making you feel at home. We want your stay to be memorable -- for all the right reasons!
• Free WiFi • Family rooms • Kitchen suites • Aquatic centre passes • All non-smoking rooms
• Telus Optik TV • Pets not allowed • In-room coffee & bar fridge • Breakfast included • Food & drink nearby
• BBQ grills • Sledders welcome • Boat & snowmobile parking • Group/long stay discounts available • Games room (pool table, foosball)
1601 3rd St W | +1.250.814.2553 | www.monasheelodge.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Revelstoke Gateway Inn
Our 46 guest rooms are offered with or without kitchens. The Revelstoke Gateway Inn can accommodate any group or family, yet is cozy enough to make you feel right at home. Great dining is only steps away.
• Free WiFi & wired internet • Aquatic centre passes • Telus Optik TV • Continental breakfast • Hot tub
• Amenities nearby • Golf, ski and snowmobile rates • In-room coffee, fridge, & microwave • Kitchen suites
• Non-smoking rooms • Pets welcome • Seasonal rates • Wheelchair access
1500 1st St W | +1.250.837.2164 | +1.877.837.8337 | www.revelstokegatewayinn.com | email@example.com 42 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
MOTELS & INNS Revelstoke Lodge
The Revelstoke Lodge is dedicated to providing you with a clean and comfortable stay at a price you can afford. For both summer and winter vacations, the Revelstoke Lodge is the choice for hotel or motel accommodation in Revelstoke. All guests get free access to Revelstoke’s Aquatic Centre and free WiFi. • Free WiFi • Aquatic centre passes • Telus Optik TV • Amenities nearby • Downtown location
• In-room coffee, fridge & microwave • Non-smoking rooms • Online booking • No pets • Seasonal rates
• Golf, ski and snowmobile rates • Restaurants nearby • Queen & king size beds
601 1st St W | +1.250.837.2181 | 1.888.559.1979 | www.revelstokelodge.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
We are located just off the Trans-Canada Highway at the downtown Revelstoke access. All of our rooms provide the comfort and value that you have come to expect from a Super 8.
• Free WiFi • Non-smoking rooms • Shopping and restaurants nearby • In-room coffee, fridge & microwave • Indoor pool & hot tub
• Tim Horton’s next door • Lounge nearby • Ski & snowmobile packages • Snowmobile parking • Telus Optik TV
• Wheelchair access • Complimentary continental breakfast
1700 Victoria Rd W | +1.250.837.0888 | +1.866.926.0888 | www.super8revelstoke.com | email@example.com
Swiss Chalet Motel
We strive to provide clean, comfortable, well-appointed accommodations at a great value! All rooms are non-smoking, FREE ‘Great Start Breakfast’, FREE wireless Internet, FREE Revelstoke Aquatic Centre passes, and amenities for every budget. • Free WiFi • All non-smoking rooms • Air-conditioning • Bathroom stone countertops • Aquatic Centre passes
• In room coffee • Queen & king size beds • Simmons “Recharge” pillow top mattresses • Ski packages • Bar-size fridges
• Some rooms with balcony • Two bedroom units • Free breakfast • Convenience store next door • Telus Optik TV
1101 Victoria Rd W | +1.250.837.4650 | +1.877.837.4650 | www.swisschaletmotel.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ol’ Frontier Motel
Each clean and cozy room includes free local phone calls, fibre optic WiFi, complimentary ice, and air conditioning. We also have non-smoking rooms available and pets are welcome! Conveniently located next to a gas station.
• Telus Optik TV • Convenience store (7am-midnight) • Low rates • Coach parking • Group meals/bus tours
• Non-smoking rooms • Pet rooms available • Restaurant on-site • Ski packages • Snowmobile parking
Corner of Hwy 1 and Hwy 23 N | +1.250.837.5119 | +1.800.382.7763 | www.theolfrontier.ca | email@example.com #THEREALSTOKE
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BED & BREAKFASTS / HOSTELS Courthouse Inn
Adult-oriented 10 room B&B style boutique inn situated across from the historic Revelstoke Courthouse. Within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Complimentary: passes to the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre; built-in boot and glove dryer; coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies in common room. • Free WiFi • Luxury linens • Air conditioning • No pets • Children 13 years & older welcome
• Concierge service • All non-smoking rooms • Amenities nearby • Golf & ski rates • Guest common area
• 3-course gourmet breakfast • Parking lot on property
312 Kootenay St | +1.250.837.3369 | +1.877.837.3369 | www.courthouseinnrevelstoke.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Journey’s Perch Guesthouse
Located midway between Revelstoke Mountain Resort and downtown Revelstoke, Journey’s Perch provides a warm, welcoming place where travelers can decompress or prepare for days full of activity in the area. It’s a creative and inspiring space for nature-driven travelers to relax and connect; stoked to share stories of past experiences and knowledge on the areas that fuel our outdoor passions. • Free WiFi • On-site parking • Large, fully equipped kitchen • Aquatic centre passes • Bike and ski lock-up • Just steps away from Resort Shuttle • Continental breakfast • Private or shared rooms • Ski & stay packages • Air conditioning • Comfy communal areas • Children 13 years & older welcome • Luxury linens • Patios and BBQ area 1502 Mountain View Dr | +1.250.683.8708 | www.journeysperch.com | email@example.com
This home away from home features 5 private bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, a fully equipped newly renovated kitchen, a comfy living room with 46” Telus Optik TV with Netflix, and a reading/games room. Rates are affordable and inclusive of all amenities. Perfect for the traveler who wants privacy, while meeting other adventurous guests in a relaxed atmosphere. • Free WiFi • Aquatic centre passes • Air conditioning • Boot warmers • 2 blocks from downtown Revelstoke
• Ski wax/bike tune room • All non-smoking rooms • Free laundry • Secure bike shed • Secure ski shed
• Ski packages • Free off-street parking • Bike wash station • Barbecue
313 1st St E | +1.250.837.9192 | www.poppis.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org
Revelstoke Backpacker Hostel
With four seasons of epic adventures, Revelstoke is the place to be and we are the place to stay! Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Revelstoke, we have the best location, great facilities and a lively, social atmosphere. We offer simple, affordable accommodation for the young and young at heart. • Free Wifi • Aquatic centre passes • Common kitchen • Common lounge area • Laundry
• Amenities nearby • Private rooms • Shared rooms • Downtown location • Pubs/restaurants nearby
• Online booking
400 2nd St W | +1.250.837.4050 | +1.888.663.8825 | www.revyhostel.com | email@example.com 44 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
B&Bs & VACATION RENTALS.
HOLTEN HERITAGE HOUSE B&B
1221 1st St W | +1.250.837.2801 | holtenbedandbreakfast.ca
FALL LINE GUESTHOUSE VACATION RENTAL
620 1st St W | +1.250.814.9979 | falllineguesthouse.com
STOKE STASH B&B
488 Alpine Lane W | +1.250.837.6106 | stokestash.com
VALLEY RETREAT B&B
“Not your Grandma’s B&B.” Stay with the best, just 1.5 km from Revelstoke Mountain Resort! Featuring a hot tub, private ensuites, drying room, tune-up benches, organic breakfast, WiFi, comfy beds, soft linens, and organic toiletries.
VaLLEY RETREAT REVELSTOKE
3250 Airport Way | +18.104.22.1686 | valleyretreat.ca #THEREALSTOKE
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Arrow Lakes Prov. Park +1.250.837.5734 Sites: 17 | Avg. Rate: $20
Blanket Creek Prov. Park +1.250.837.5734 Sites: 104 | Avg. Rate: $28
Boulder Mountain “4 Season” Resort +1.250.837.4420 Sites: 29 | Avg. Rate: $45
Crazy Creek Resort +1.250.836.4097 Sites: 76 | Avg. Rate: $35
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Revelstoke Campground +1.250.837.2085 Sites: 175 | Avg. Rate: $35
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Martha Creek Prov. Park +1.250.837.5734 Sites: 46 | Avg. Rate: $28
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CRAZY CREEK RESORT
Four-season resort between Revelstoke & Sicamous. Treed campsites, power/water campsites, full kitchen suites. Hike to the Waterfalls and Suspension Bridge or along the Eagle River. Book your reunion or meeting in our convention centre, open year round! 6162 Trans-Canada Highway | +1.855.836.4097 | crazycreekresort.com 46 | SEEREVELSTOKE.COM
BOULDER MOUNTAIN FOUR SEASON RESORT
Cabins, suites, RV sites, glamping, and forested camping. We are located 3.5 km west of Revelstoke, on Highway #1. Your perfect base camp with direct access to the Boulder and Frisby trail head, with some of North Americas best snowmobile, ATV, hiking and biking trails.
3069 Trans Canada Highway - Revelstoke, BC. +1.250.837.4420 | bouldermountainresort.ca
Full hookup pull-through sites w/ trees, camping cabins, 2 bedroom chalets w/ kitchen. - Family oriented, treed meadow with spectacular views of the mountains - Heated outdoor pool (July long weekend to Sept Long weekend), free hot showers - Laundry room & store, free WiFi station, playground, duck pond, pet friendly, pet walk, hiking trails - Over 40 species of trees & birds, quiet & secure settings, Mt. Revelstoke National Park nearby - Offers in high season: movie night, ice cream social, pancake breakfast, duck petting & feeding - Campground: May 1 - Oct 1 | Cabins/Chalets: OPEN ALL YEAR | 5 min drive to Downtown Revelstoke 2411 Koa Road | +1.250.837.2085 (info) | +1.844.837.2085 (reservations) | revelstokecampground.com #THEREALSTOKE
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PHOTO: DESTINATION BC - RYAN CREARY | DOWNTOWN REVELSTOKE
IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK. Revelstoke sits amongst some of the most jaw-dropping and accessible mountain wilderness in BC, flanked by Glacier and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks. Car: Revelstoke is 4.5 hours from Calgary and 6.5 hours from Vancouver on the Trans-Canada Highway. There’s easy access from both the east and west, and also well-maintained highways linking the city of Kelowna, 2.5 hours to the south. Budget for extra driving time in the winter, and book ahead to get winter tires on your rental vehicle. Check Drivebc.ca for road conditions. Departing
Kelowna, BC Kamloops, BC Calgary, AB Vancouver, BC Seattle, WA Edmonton, AB
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Bus: There are multiple daily shuttle bus transfers from Kelowna International Airport to Revelstoke, and our public transit system can get you around town from Monday to Saturday. Local taxi service is also available. As the Greyhound is ceasing operations, check out our website for updates on new bus providers. While in Revelstoke: The Revelstoke Resort Shuttle will pick you up throughout town and deliver you gleefully to and from Revelstoke Mountain Resort during the winter. Many accommodations include free shuttle passes with your stay, be sure to ask. BRUSH UP ON YOUR CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY.
Air: Land in either Calgary or Vancouver if travelling from far, with regional connections possible to the nearby cities of Kelowna or Kamloops. Direct flights to Kelowna and Kamloops are also available from major North American hubs. There’s ground transfer between Kelowna International Airport and Revelstoke. Revelstoke Charter Flights: Arrive right where you want to be with Pacific Coastal Airlines. The company offers direct flights from Vancouver to Revelstoke during the winter, with transportation to and from your hotel included. Visit EverythingRevelstoke.com to book.
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PHOTO: STEVE SHANNON | DOWNTOWN REVELSTOKE
COME FOR THE SNOW, STAY FOR THE COMMUNITY. Revelstoke is one of the fastest growing mountain communities in Canada. People show up for the snow, but stay for so much more. Come spend some time with us and find out why. REVELSTOKE CREDIT UNION & RCU INSURANCE SERVICES Ltd. - Providing services to the community since 1953 110 2nd St W (credit union) | 201 Victoria Rd W (insurance) | +1.250.837.6291 | revcu.com
ROYAL LePAGE REVELSTOKE - Canadaâ€™s Real Estate Agency
300 Mackenzie Ave | +1.250.837.9544 | royallepagerevelstoke.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org
REVELSTOKE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Become a local and make Revelstoke your home. Bring your professional skills and business ideas. Revelstoke has plenty of resources and local talent to help you achieve your business goals. Contact us to learn more: 301 Victoria Rd | +1.250.837.5345 | revelstoke.ca/ced #THEREALSTOKE
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NORTH ON HWY 23:
EAST ON TRANS CANADA HWY:
REVELSTOKE DAM & BC INTERIOR FORESTRY MUSEUM (6.5 KM) LAKE REVELSTOKE BOAT LAUNCH (10 KM) MARTHA CREEK PROV. PARK (19 KM) KEYSTONE TRAIL (52 KM)
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK (47 KM) GIANT CEDARS BOARDWALK (28 KM) SKUNK CABBAGE BOARDWALK (25 KM) GOLDEN (148 KM) CALGARY (407 KM)
TO MEADOWS IN THE SKY PARKWAY - 26 KM
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NELS NELSEN HISTORIC SKI JUMP & BEAVER LODGE KIDS BIKE PARK
WESTSIDE RD: BOULDER MTN TRAILS (7 KM) FRISBY RIDGE TRAIL HEAD (20 KM) GLACIER HOUSE RESORT (10 KM) REVY RIDERS DIRT BIKE AREA (11 KM)
TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY
WEST ON TRANS CANADA HWY:
BOULDER MTN RESORT (6 KM) THREE VALLEY GAP (21 KM) THE ENCHANTED FOREST & SKYTREK (33 KM), GLACIER HELICOPTERS (8 KM) CRAZY CREEK (40 KM) KELOWNA (217 KM) VANCOUVER (564 KM)
VISITOR CENTRE 24-HR PARKING *NO CAMPING* RV
MT. MACPHERSON TRAILS (10 KM) BEGBIE FALLS REC. SITE (12 KM) BLANKET CREEK PROV. PARK (29 KM) ARROW LAKES PROV. PARK & SHELTER-GALENA BAY FERRY (52 K M) NAKUSP (105 KM) NELSON (250 KM)
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ART GALLERY REVELSTOKE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
RV PARKING PARKS
BC INTERIOR FORESTRY MUSEUM
POST OFFICE & PARKS CANADA
REVELSTOKE MTN RESORT
BEGBIE BLUFFS & FALLS
1 Open year-round 3069 Trans Canada Highway - 6 km from downtown +1.250.837.4420 | bouldermountainresort.ca
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Upsurpassed service 2100 Oak Dr +1.250.837.3322 | hillcresthotel.com
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Airport Way. . . . . . . C-6, E-9 Allen Road . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Alpine Lane E.& W . . . . A-4 Arrow Drive . . . . . . . . . . C-6 Arrow Heights Rd . . . . . C-5 Aspen Crescent . . . . . . . B-6 Barry Road. . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Basford Drive . . . . . . . . . B-1 Begbie Road . . . . . . . . . C-2 Bell Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1 Bend Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2 Benson St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Bernard Nelson Cr . . . . A-1 Beruschi Rd. . . . . . . . . . . C-6 Biatecki Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Big Eddy Rd . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Birch Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Boruch Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Boulder Rd . . . . . . . . . . . D-1 Boyle Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Burke Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Camozzi Rd . . . . . . . . . . .C-7 Campbell Ave. . . . . . . . . B-3 Carlson St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Cartier St . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5 Cashato Cr . . . . . . . . . . . D-5 Catherwood Rd . . . . . . D-8 Cedar St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4 Celgar Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Centre St . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Charles St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Cleland Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
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Colbeck Rd . . . . . . . . . . . A-1 Columbia Park Dr . . . . . B-1 Connaught Ave . . . . . . B-3 Copeland Rd . . . . . . . . . B-1 Corbin Pl . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Cottonwood St . . . . . . . B-5 Dallas Road. . . . . . . . . . . A-1 Dogwood Dr. . . . . . . . . . B-5 Douglas St. . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Downie St . . . . . . . . B-4, C-4 Duchman Rd. . . . . . . . . . B-5 East Railway Ave . . . . . . B-4 Echo Pl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Edward St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Egras Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Eighth St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Elm St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5 Fairway Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Farrell Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2 Fifth St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 First St . . . . . . . . . . . B-2, B-3 Ford St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Forest Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5 Fourth St. . . . . . . . . B-3, B-4 Fraser Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Front St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Galt Cr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Garden Ave. . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Gawiuk Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . D-8 Granite St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Greely Cr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Griffiths Rd . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Grizzly Ln. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Haines Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Hamilton Dr . . . . . . . . . . B-0 Hanson St . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Hay Rd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Highland Rd. . . . . . . . . . C-5 Hiob Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-6 Hiren Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-0 Humbert St. . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Illecillewaet Rd. . . . . . . .B-5 Illinisky Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
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Jade Pl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Johnson Way . . . . . . . . . A-6 Jordan Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 King St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 K.O.A.Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6 Kootenay St . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Laforme Blvd . . . . . . . . . B-1 Landers Rd . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 Law Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Leach St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Lee Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5 Lennard Dr . . . . . . . . . . . D-8 Leidloff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-8 Lief Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6 Long St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Lundell Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Mackenzie Ave. . . . . . . . B-3 MacPherson St. . . . . . . . A-5 Mason Road . . . . . . . . . . B-5 McArthur Ave . . . . . . . . .B-3 McCarty Cres . . . . . . . . . C-5 McInnes Rd. . . . . . . . . . . C-8 McKinnon Rd . . . . . . . . . C-5 Maddocks Rd . . . . . . . . . B-1 Malcolm Rd . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Maley Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1 Maple St . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-3 Maplewood. . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Mary Hansen Pl . . . . . . . B-1 Melnyk Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Mercs Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Mill St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3 Montana Pl . . . . . . . . . . . A-6 Moss St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Mountain Gate . . . . . . . B-6 Mountain Road . . . . . . C-8 Mountain View Dr . . . . C-5 Mt. Begbie Rd . . . . . . . . D-3 Mulock St. . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3 Mutas Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Newlands Rd . . . . . . . . . C-5 Nichol Rd . . . . . . . . B-6, C-5 Ninth St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Nixon Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 Oak Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5 Ohlhausen . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 Olynyk Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . .B-4 Orton Ave . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Oscar St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4 Park Dr. . . . . . . . . . . .B-5, C-6 Pearkes Dr . . . . . . . B-1, A-1 Pearson St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Peterson Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Pigeon Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Pineridge Cr. . . . . .. . . . . . C-5 Piotrowski Rd. . . . . . . . . . B-6 Powerhouse Rd. . . . . . . . A-5 Praill Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Pratico Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6 Robson Ave . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Rokeby Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Sanderson Dr. . . . . . . . . . A-1 Sandstone Rd . . . . . . . . . D-1 Second St . . . . . . . . . B-2, B-3 Seventh St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Seymour Pl . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Shaver Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-8 Sheill Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6 Sibald St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Silver Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Simpson St . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Sixth St. . . . . . . . . . . . B-3, B-4 Smythe Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Spruce Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6 Summit Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2 Sunnyside Rd. . . . . . . . . . D-8 Tamarak St . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4 Taylor St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Temple St . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Tenth St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Third St . . . . . . . . . . . B-2, B-3 Tillen Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Townley St. . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Track St. E . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4 Track St.W. . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3 Trans Canada Hwy A-3, C-1 Tum Tum Dr/Cr . . . . . . . . D-1 Uplands Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . B-6 Upper McKinnon Rd . . . B-6 Vernon Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Victoria Rd . . . . . . . . B-1, B-3 Viers Cr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1 Wales St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Westerburg Rd . . . . . . . . D-8 Westside Rd . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 Williamson Lake Rd . . . C-7 Willow St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Wilson St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Windsor Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5 Wright St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Wynn St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
SOUTH ON AIRPORT WAY: MT. CARTIER RECREATION TRAIL (11.5 KM)
3 Distillery tours & tastings + Revelstokeâ€™s newest restaurant 616 3rd St W jonesdistilling.com | oldschooleatery.ca
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Gourmet hand-pressed burgers, local Mt. Begbie Beer on tap, and great daily specials. Revelstoke’s Best Bar since 1932!
Cold beer, wine and spirits located next door to the Regent Hotel.
Handcrafted cocktails, incredible wine & food. Experience casual elegance in downtown Revelstoke.
DOWNTOWN NEXT TO GRIZZLY PLAZA | 112 1st St E | 250.837.2107 | regenthotel.ca
• 100% smoke free • Outdoor hot tubs &
seasonal swimming pool • Extensive fitness room • Complimentary hot breakfast
• In-room amenities including: fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, safety deposit box • High speed internet • 50” HD TV’s • Wheelchair accessible rooms • Stunning mountain views
• Minutes from Revelstoke
Mountain Resort, Boulder & Frisby Mountain snowmobile bases, Revelstoke Golf Course, and downtown shopping & restaurants
1925 Laforme Blvd off the Trans Canada Highway | 1.855.837.2043 | revelstokebestwestern.com Each Best Western branded hotel is independently owned and operated.
Revelstoke is all about the mountains. This city is a hot spot for backcountry adventure; the gateway to Glacier and Mount Revelstoke Nation...
Published on Apr 2, 2019
Revelstoke is all about the mountains. This city is a hot spot for backcountry adventure; the gateway to Glacier and Mount Revelstoke Nation...