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The Town of Revelstoke

  • About the Town

    The town of Revelstoke is "a current epicenter of heli-and cat skiing and is like a Canadian Jackson, Wyoming, with a funky and historic downtown, big mountains, abundant snow and a friendly population of happily obsessive skiers" - Ski Magazine

    Located in the heart of the Monashee and Columbia Mountains and surrounded by National Parks, lakes, rivers, glaciers and trees as far as the eye can see, Revelstoke is Canada's mountain playground. This four-season resort and adventure destination has a picturesque downtown with historic Victorian, Art Moderne, Queen Anne and Dutch Revival buildings that mingle with West Coast vernacular on streets backed by Monashee and Selkirk Mountain views. There are hip coffee shops, community festivals such as Timber Days and Winterlude and a strong sense of community. The 1,000-seat Revelstoke forum is always full with junior hockey games. The 8,300 locals are a mix of timber, railway and construction workers, artists, musicians, mountain guides, urban refugees, and professionals.

    "Revelstoke is the kind of small town where kids meander down the sidewalks on their way to school."

    Revelstoke has a spectacular setting on the main east-west transportation corridor through British Columbia. The community is in close proximity to two National Parks and some of the finest outdoor recreation opportunities in North America.

    Over the past two decades the city has embarked on an ambitious downtown revitalization program, which has preserved and enhanced some of the community's outstanding architecture.

    The City's recently adopted Official Community Plan identifies smart growth principles for all city neighborhoods. City Council is facilitating the formation of a master public participation plan for all communities. Those groups will help shape the nature and character of development, address resort impacts such as rental and housing diversity, and provide advice to City Council on development projects - land use, transportation and parks and trails, economic and environmental planning. Major regulatory and policy documents will be considered for adoption next year including: a Unified Development Bylaw that combines zoning, subdivision and building in a proactive regime of master planning; and Official Community Plan policies ad targets regarding climate change. The City's community energy system strategic plan will be updated and adopted with a partnership grant from BC Hydro.

    Economic indicators in Revelstoke are high with the main contributors to the economy being transportation, rail highway and air, the forest industry and tourism and hospitality. Tourism and hospitality have contributed over the past 20 years to the diversification of the local economy and provides 16% of Revelstoke's base employment income according to the City of Revelstoke's 2008 Quick Facts. Recent tourism studies estimate 1.1 million visitors come to the community during the summer season. Highway traffic counts indicate a potential 3 million visitors travel the Trans Canada Highway through Revelstoke each year.

    Revelstoke's downtown revitalization is indicative of the way the residents perceive themselves and the town: vibrant, healthy, clean, hospitable, resilient and forward thinking. Visitors and residents alike enjoy many festivals and special events that are held throughout the year, including theater and arts, heritage celebrations, concerts, farmers markets, seasonal nightly entertainment in Grizzly Plaza, parades and sporting events.

  • Statistics Snapshot

    • Population: 8,300
    • Median Age: 40.9
    • Median Household Income: $65,400
    • Median Home Price: $372,000
    • Elevation: 1,476 feet
    • Annual Snowfall: 13 feet (town), 40 to 60 feet (mountains)

    Revelstoke School District operates four elementary schools and one secondary school. Okanagan College Campus offers Degree and after Degree continuing studies programs. Revelstoke Language School offers customized studies for international students.

    Revelstoke offers 37 restaurants, dining rooms and pubs, 21 motels and/or hotels, 5 resorts, 14 B&B's, 8 lodges, 2 hostels and 24 campgrounds.

    Community services and activities include a full service Community Center, Aquatic Center, Seniors Activity Center, Okanagan Regional Library, 16 parks / playgrounds, 4 tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, arena and curling rink, Nordic ski srea, 2 National Parks, Lake Revelstoke dragon boat and rowing club, mountain bike trails, 250+ rock climbing routes, 50+km of groomed snowmobile trails, horse back riding, river rafting, racquet and squash court, bowling and more. For a full list of activities visit the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce or a Tourist Information Centre.

  • History

    Revelstoke began in the 1880s as a transportation and supply center for the mining industry.

    Bolstered when the Canadian Pacific Railway was built through the area the City was named Revelstoke by the CPR in appreciation of Lord Revelstoke, the head of Baring & Glyn, a UK banking firm that saved the CPR from bankruptcy in the summer of 1885.  Both the mining industry and railway construction required substantial amounts of timber fueling the growth of the timber industry in the area.

    From 1900 until the early 1960s, Revelstoke grew at a gradual and steady pace. Construction of the Trans Canada Highway through Rogers Pass in 1962 opened the area to tourism. Rapid growth to service tourism took place and the economy was further diversified.

    Beginning in 1965, three hydroelectric dams, which created large lakes, were built in the Revelstoke area. When the mega-project boom ended in 1985, the town experienced a significant downturn. This downturn was admirably overcome through the development and implementation of a community economic development strategy which included: a downtown revitalization project; development and diversification of small businesses; encouragement of tourism; and strengthening of the timber industry through many initiatives including the creation of the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation which is, as the name implies, a community owned forest company.

    The economy of Revelstoke is tied directly to its geographic location, physical environment and the natural resources of the region. The forest industry, transportation - Canadian Pacific Rail and Trans Canada Highway, tourism and government services all contribute significantly to the community's economic health. Other resources available for development include water and minerals.

    The growth and development of the tourism and hospitality sector over the past thirty years and especially since the announcement of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, have contributed to the diversification of the local economy. Revelstoke is the service centre for a large geographic region and accordingly public services and government offices are located in the city and the employment generated contributes significantly to the economic base. The Selkirk and Monashee Mountains are highly mineralized and in the past a number of ore deposits have been developed as mines. Mineral exploration continues to be actively pursued in the region.


    Revelstoke Ski Club

    Revelstoke has the longest running ski club in Canada. The Mount Revelstoke Ski Hill site, just within the Mount Revelstoke National Park northeast of Revelstoke, has a history as old as the settlement itself. A local miner introduced "Norwegian Snowshoes" to Revelstoke as early as 1892 and the first ski club in Canada was organized the next year.


    People

    Nels Nelsen

    Although Nels Nelsen is remembered primarily for his daring and skill as a champion ski jumper, his contribution to the development of the sport of skiing in Western Canada was perhaps even more impressive.

    Born in Norway in 1894, he arrived in Revelstoke, British Columbia as an immigrant in 1912. Within two years of his arrival, he had established himself as a driving force in the local skiing community organizing its first winter carnival and ski tournament in 1915 on a small hill on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke, located in the Mount Revelstoke National Park. The Revelstoke Ski club came into being the same year largely as a result of his efforts as did a larger hill, variously known as the "Big Hill" or "Suicide Hill", which was later re-named in his memory.


    Charles Lindmark

    Hikers and skiers should worship Charles Lindmark for his vision of allowing outdoor recreation enthusiasts to scale the summits of Mount Revelstoke. Lindmark successfully pushed for the development of the first trail on Mount Revelstoke in his capacity as Mayor in the early 20th Century. The Trans Canada Highway's completion at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park in the 1960's opened-up Revelstoke and Mount Revelstoke for year-round fun. Today, skiers, hikers and climbers flock to Mount Revelstoke for world-class heli-skiing, back-country skiing and rock climbing. Lodges, resorts and cabins now dot the mountains around Revelstoke; skiers and climbers are found relaxing their muscles at the Halcyon Hot Springs and Albert Canyon Hot Springs.


    Lord Revelstoke

    Lord Revelstoke had an important impact on Revelstoke's development. Thanks to him, the Barings Bank of London lent the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) funds to complete the transcontinental railway across Canada in the 19th Century. The community formerly known as 'Farwell' was renamed 'Revelstoke' in 1886 by the Government of Canada to honour his name. Before the railway's completion, shopping, hotels and restaurants lined 'Front Street', Farwell's main street on the banks of the Columbia River. A land dispute caused the CPR to locate its station in what is today Revelstoke's downtown. Today's visitors to Revelstoke may stay in hotels, shop and eat near Grizzly Plaza located in-between Victoria Road and 1st Street.


    Albert Rogers

    Revelstoke's tourism industry has Albert Rogers to thank for world-class hot springs and a highway route going right through town. Travelers of the Trans Canada Highway through the BC Interior can stop at the Albert Canyon Hot Springs near Revelstoke in order to relieve aching muscles. Its location just East of Mount Revelstoke National Park also makes the hot springs a relaxing place for skiers to stop after a day on the slopes. Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is a major reason why Revelstoke tourism is flourishing, due to the Trans Canada Highway which passes through both Revelstoke and Rogers Pass.


    Captain Robert Sanderson

    Sanderson's hotel no longer stands, but his legacy of harnessing the healing power of the Halcyon Hot Springs' hot mineral water in 1890 lives on. Sanderson was a mechanical engineer who built steam ships, but his Halcyon Hotel served as a place of calm and serenity for about 30 years. Sanderson could not possibly have imagined how today's version of the Halcyon Hot Springs has become much more than a hotel and mineral pool. Visitors may camp, spa, and dine after relaxing in the hot spring and before sleeping in a stylish chalet. The Kootenay mountain range remains as Sanderson dreamed: a place where one can find peace, serenity and healing at the Halcyon Hot Springs near Revelstoke.

  • Dining

    Revelstoke is full of locally owned and operated unique, non-chain restaurants and cafes.

    You can find organic and/or local produce and a variety of homemade baked goods. Most places serve up locally roasted coffee and locally brewed beer on tap - both are becoming world famous. All the eateries and cafes are amazing - these are a few of our favourite spots.


    Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill

    The only on-hill dining experience, this upscale and asian inspired restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and après ski. Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill is all about entertaining, and their menu is stacked with unique 'wok inspired' snack & share plates, entrees, flavorful pastas and traditional west coast entrees with a Rockford twist. The friendly, dynamic and engaging culinary team is always smiling and ready to please.

    Featuring lush booths, and a comfortable, unpretentious and energetic atmosphere to welcome diners this choice is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Located in The Sutton Place Hotel - Revelstoke Mountain Resort, across from the gondola.


    The Mackenzie Common Tavern

    Revelstoke Mountain Resort welcomes you to The Mackenzie Common Tavern, an all-new après experience at the base of the Resort for 2013/14.

    Looking for a tall cold one, some great food and a cozy mountain atmosphere to top off a perfect ski day? Look no further. The Mac is conveniently located in the Village Plaza and features a great assortment of local micro-brews and classics on tap. If beer isn’t your thing, try one of our signature drinks like the Ugly Sweater. Après has never been this good.


    La Baguette

    Located downtown, in the Village Base and at Mackenzie Outpost at the top of the Revelation Gondola, La Baguette serves a variety of delicious food fare and both hot and cold beverages including: fresh baked breads and pastries, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads, specialty espresso & brewed coffees, an assortment of teas, fruit smoothies and juices.

    Most popular of all their offerings is the homemade gelato – a real treat for all ages! A selection of "to go" and grocery items are also available for guests staying on-mountain.


    The Modern Cafe and Bakeshop

    The Modern opens daily at 7:00 am and while in line you are guaranteed to get the low down on the happenings around town and the conditions on the hill. Locals can be found here daily reminiscing about the show they saw the night before or discussing the what or who is happening that day! The reason all the locals hit the Modern is because the coffee is unreal, the staff is happy and the food and fresh baking is to die for. The Modern is also available for catering. Located on Mackenzie Avenue between 1st Street and 2nd Street.


    Main St. Cafe

    Great for breakfast, lunch and brunch, this quaint venue is located on the corner of Mackenzie Avenue and 3rd Street and has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.


    The Village Idiot

    The name says it all - this pub has a chilled out ski-town vibe with amazing food! The pizza is fantastic and it's a great place to catch a game or relax with a cold beer after a long day at the hill. Located on Mackenzie Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street.


    Kawakubo

    Despite the significant lack of salt water and seagulls in Revelstoke we are blessed to have some of the best sushi in BC. Locals and visitors alike can be heard raving about the meal they had at Kawakubo. You can also rent party rooms upstairs that come equipped with Karaoke machines. Located on 1st Street at Orton Avenue - it's best to make reservations as this place is usually packed.


    The Nomad

    This is a healthier burger option and is located on Victoria Avenue, just South of the Trans Canada Highway. With an amazing selection of hard and soft ice-cream, burgers, burritos, soups, salads and other goodies this is a great family option. They make all their food from scratch and offer fast and friendly service. They also deliver!


    The 112 Restaurant and Lounge

    For a more upscale dining experience this is a great place to go for romantic dinners or intimate gatherings. Known around town for their steaks, fish, lamb and for their extensive wine and martini lists. Located in one of Revelstoke's many heritage buildings, the 112 is a great dinner option.

  • Après

    Après-ski (French: after skiing) refers to going out, having drinks, dancing and generally socializing after skiing.

    Going big at après is catching on in Revelstoke. The funky one of a kind establishments offer live music, appetizers great for refuelling after a long day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and a warm small town feel that makes you feel right at home. Melt into a seat by the fire and get the stories of the day's adventures flowing!

    Après spots in Revelstoke are unique. Whether it's location, music, food, or atmosphere that's important, there's an après spot here to fit any skier or snowboarder's fancy - these are a few of our favourites.

    Après Ski Spot Decor We Recommend
    Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill Modern, Chic Anytime - Dinner, Drinks, Wine, Martinis
    The Mackenzie Common Tavern Modern, Chic Après appetizers or social drinks
    The Last Drop English Pub, Live Music Wednesdays for open mic night
    The Regent Casual, Pub, Live Music Weekends for live music
    The Grizz Sports Bar Relaxed Sports Lounge Wing Wednesdays
    The Village Idiot Ski Town Pub Anytime for a cold, locally brewed beer
  • Winter & Summer Activities

    Revelstoke is the powder capital of Canada and is known for snowmobiling, heli, cat, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and ski touring, snowboarding, curling, skating, tobogganing and snowshoeing.

    With an average snowfall of 40-60 feet per year in the mountains, you are assured to have an adventure like no other. Enthusiasts are coming for the snow and returning, or staying, to capitalize on Revelstoke's countless other seasonal activities.

    Revelstoke has everything you would expect of a small city in the mountains with a rich history and culture. Situated in the south-eastern part of BC at the heart of the Monashee, Selkirk and North Columbia Mountains, Revelstoke is located at the confluence of the Illecillewaet and Columbia Rivers at the north end of the Arrow Lakes. Surrounded by two National Parks, this mountain paradise has an elevation of 480 metres or 1,575 feet and is home to approximately 8,300 people.

    Summer activities include: mountain biking, hiking, climbing, heli-hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, boating, kayaking, ATV-ing, 4x4 touring, golfing, dirt biking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing, slow river floats, wetland scenic forest tours and much more.


    Mountain Biking

    When you go mountain biking in Revelstoke, you will experience what real "mountain" biking is with backcountry single-track trails and crazy freeride terrain located in inland rainforests - some with altitudes well over 7,000 feet. There are so many trails that you could ride every day all summer and never ride the same one twice! Detailed mountain biking trail maps are available at the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre.

    Spots to Explore

    • The Mount MacPherson area has a vast network of mountain bike trails, with a large chalet located centrally in the park. Trails range from tame to very challenging.
    • The Beaver Lake trail just outside of town offers an interpretive rainforest trail, highlighting many different ecological zones.
    • Begbie Falls are close via the Begbie Creek Trail and offer a short bike in for something more relaxing.
    • Several operators in the area offer equipment rentals and guided tour packages. Guided mountain bike tours provide access to great terrain, while helping improve individual mountain biking skills.

    Hiking, Climbing & Heli Hiking

    The Selkirk and Monashee Mountains that surround Revelstoke offer endless hiking and climbing opportunities. With many area mountains topping 10,000 feet you have the opportunity to climb on glaciers and high alpine meadows, either by hiking up marked trails, or taking a ride in a helicopter to some very remote and untouched wilderness areas. Detailed hiking trail maps are available at the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre.

    Spots to Explore

    • Both Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks offer a huge variety of hiking and climbing options, including the "Meadows in the Sky Parkway" in Mount Revelstoke National Park.
    • Special family guided hikes allow your family to experience all the mountain environment has to offer. You might be astonished at what your kids can accomplish. They will learn about local plants, animals, human history, geology and safety considerations. For guided services contact the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre at 250-814-5060.
    • The heli hiking season runs from May to mid-October, from spring's wildflowers to fall's changing leaves. There are a range of heli-hiking adventures. For more information contact the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre at 250-814-5060.
    • Hikers have a choice of where to stay depending on what trail they choose to hike; at a private cabin in the mountains, secluded lakefront campsite or one of our many pristine Provincial campgrounds. Hikers can call ahead to book one of the many alpine cabins.

    Whitewater Rafting

    Revelstoke's Illecillewaet River provides an exciting location for whitewater rafting. This cool, glacier-fed river is very refreshing on a warm summer day. Named by the Shuswap Indians for its rushing waters, the Illecillewaet River provides great whitewater, but nothing too extreme. Other rafting trips travel alongside Revelstoke National Park where you are traveling amongst huge cedar and hemlock that tower above the river.

    The whitewater rafting season runs from mid-May to mid-September. More relaxed, scenic floats down the Columbia River are also available. Contact the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre for details at 250-814-5060.


    Kayaking, Canoeing & Boating

    Paddle in pristine mountain lakes or splash through the rapids of one of the many glacier-fed rivers! Sightings can include osprey, eagles, deer, moose, bears and other wildlife that may appear along the water's edge. Several mountain lakes are easily accessed and provide a secluded place for fishing, picnicking and exploring.

    Renting gear, for all ages and levels, is made easy as visitors can rent canoes and kayaks to explore Lake Revelstoke and the Columbia River's surrounding nature. Certified guides are available, all you need is your sunscreen!

    Spots to Explore

    • The Illecillewaet River is the Revelstoke area's best kayaking river.
    • If you are looking for some gentle paddling, try the Columbia River, Upper Arrow Lake areas.
    • The Goldstream River has a (18 km, 2-4 hr.) pleasant paddle in meandering, marshy section of the river. Grade 1. Detailed handout available from the Columbia Forest District.

    Great Fishing

    Revelstoke is truly an angler's dream, offering a wide range of species and locations. Trout, Dolly Varden and many other species lurk beneath the paddles of canoes, kayakers and rafters on Lake Revelstoke and the Illecillewaet River. Lake Revelstoke area has held a world record for Dolly Varden (24+lbs.), while Rainbow, Brook, Cutthroat and Bull Trout are plentiful. Kokanee and large Burbot can be found at many other fishing areas.

    Revelstoke's many lakes and streams offer fly, spin and drift fishing in secluded mountain settings that are unreachable via the Trans Canada Highway. Helicopter, float plane, 4x4, or jet boat are the preferred modes of transportation.

    Many of the mountain lakes have BC Forest Service recreation/camping sites, making for convenient access and camping/picnicking areas. Lake Revelstoke & Arrow Lake sport many shoreline wilderness camping areas, two provincial parks, as well as fully serviced campgrounds and resorts.

    If you want some fishing assistance, any of the local fishing guides will provide you with an experience to remember! Guided heli-fishing is available for fishing the most remote alpine lakes. A fishing license is required to fish in any water in British Columbia. Licenses are available from your fishing guide or several sporting goods outlets and convenience stores in Revelstoke.


    ATV & 4x4 Touring

    The Revelstoke area has hundreds of kilometers of trails for you to explore. Ride along creeks in the valleys or explore the alpine meadows and lakes of the surrounding mountains.

    Snow can be found at the tops of some trails well into July, and the scenery can be spectacular. Bring your own ATV, or rent one from one of our guided tour companies and expect an adventure to remember!


    Aerial Touring

    Explore the incredible Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Ranges in an airplane or helicopter. Fly over huge glaciers and high mountain ranges but don't forget your camera. Aerial Touring can be booked in all seasons by calling the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre at 250-814-5060.


    Horseback Riding

    Revelstoke is your horseback riding paradise. Ride along the valley or wind your way up to the breathtaking alpine meadows. Several local companies offer a wide variety of touring options - from short half-day rides to weeklong camp-out adventures.


    Golf

    The Revelstoke Golf Club offers a historic course that was created in 1924 from an existing equestrian track. A balance of risk and reward, this course weaves its way through some of the finest scenery in the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. Carved through towering fir and cedars and situated along the banks of the mighty Columbia River this classic golf course is one of the finest mature layouts in British Columbia.

    Revelstoke Mountain Resort is planning a resort-style golf course at the foot of Mt. Mackenzie. This course will offer breathtaking views and engaging tactical golf. Set amidst towering trees and meandering creeks, the course will incorporate strategic features that take full advantage of the varied terrain and natural characteristics of the chosen site.


    Have time for more, or want a slower pace? Try the following options:


    Sightseeing

    The Skunk Cabbage Trail is an easy 20-30 minute walk located 4 km southwest of Mount Revelstoke National Park's eastern boundary. The trail is well marked and starts by the picnic tables and picnic shelter at the rest area off Highway 1. April to mid-May the trailside is lined by the plant's full-blooming bright yellow flowers. These valley-bottom wetlands along the Illecillewaet River are rich in animal and plant life; May and June are ideal for bird-watching.


    Nels Nelson Historic Ski Jump Interpretive Site

    Just a few yards south of the Revelstoke Railway Museum on Track Street the trail begins for a 1 hour hike up Mt. Revelstoke to this historic ski jump. From 1915 to the late 1960's annual ski jumping competitions were held on Mount Revelstoke, the longest period of any Canadian ski jumping venues. One of the first in North America it operated from 1915 to 1974 and many World Records were set there. It was the biggest natural ski jump hill in Canada and internationally recognized as one of the best in North America. The judges' tower is a prominent local landmark.


    Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

    The Centre has several spaces devoted to the exhibition of multi-media work by local and regional artists and also provides working space for painters, potters, woodworkers and photographers. The Centre hosts a variety of workshops in various mediums and children's summer art camps. During the fall and winter season they present intimate concerts in their exhibition area.


    Museums and Galleries

    Revelstoke's rich heritage and culture can be viewed at the Revelstoke Railway Museum, the Revelstoke City Museum & Archives, BC Interior Forestry Museum, the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, the Nickelodeon Museum and the Rogers Pass National Historic Site.


    Revelstoke Hydro Dam

    BC Hydro's Revelstoke Dam, one of North Americas largest and most modern hydroelectric developments, is located only a few minutes drive North of Revelstoke. The dam offers self-guided tours with a multi-level visitor centre that includes a large exhibit area and a theater. The tour includes an elevator trip to the dam crest lookout located at the top of the 175-metre high concrete dam.


    Revelstoke Railway Museum

    Discover Canada's history and railway heritage by learning about the building of the railway, the workers involved, the final days of construction and present day operations. The Museum's unique design complements the multitude of beautiful artifacts and the large photo collection displayed.


    Hot Springs

    After a long day of adventure take advantage of the many hot springs that are located within 30 minutes from Revelstoke. Canyon Hot Springs exist thanks to a discovery by Canadian Pacific Railway workers in the 19th century. Located 35 km east of Revelstoke in Albert Canyon, its natural hot spring water is piped two miles below into mineral pools that are a perfect, natural, relaxing retreat.

    For more of an adventure take the 20-minute free ferry ride south of Revelstoke to Galena Bay and explore a vast array of natural hot springs. Halcyon Hot Springs is located high-up in the Kootenay mountain range, and is both a year-round vacation destination and a place of health and wellness. First Nations once fought over the spring's hot mineral waters that today are believed to provide relief from arthritis and osteoporosis.


    SkyTrek Adventure Park

    SkyTrek Adventure Park offers 4 high-rope challenge courses with ziplines. Participants climb from tree to tree on ladders, scramble up nets over suspended bridges and swinging logs, fly down ziplines or even slide from tree to tree on skateboards. Courses vary in height and difficulty.


    Winter

    In addition to the amazing skiing and riding of every kind, for every ability, the list of winter activities in Revelstoke is endless.


    Snowmobiling

    The season runs from November to June and has a wide range of terrain to suite every sledder. Revelstoke is a snowmobilers dream as trails are kept in good condition all season long with one of our two trail groomers.

    There are too many trails to mention but the locals favor Boulder Mountain because it has some groomed trails and a club chalet. Other popular areas include Frisby Ridge, Hall Mountain, Sale Mountain, Keystone, Akolkolex, and Mt. McCrae.

    Visit the Revelstoke Snowmobile Society for further information, as well as trail maps and passes, grooming schedules, safety and wildlife issues.


    Ski Touring

    Ski touring is incredible in Revelstoke due to the combination of climate and topography producing light, powder snow with moderate temperatures. Many of the local ski tourers refer to Revelstoke as the 'most amazing backcountry ski touring in North America'. The Revelstoke Outdoors Centre located at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers a variety of guiding and rental packages so you can access this spectacular mountain terrain. They also offer avalanche training and safety courses, package deals, and specials for beginners. Contact them at 250-814-5060.


    Snowshoeing

    The vast trail network in Revelstoke can be used in the winter for snowshoeing. In the winter months visitors have the chance to spy some Caribou that use the park as a wintering ground. For something a little different try heli-snowshoeing. Day adventures can be booked at the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre 250-814-5060.


    Dog Sledding

    Revelstoke Doglsedding Adventures operates tours in the Columbia Valley and is a original and exciting way to see the impressive scenery Revelstoke has to offer. Book through the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre at 250-814-5060.