|Population: 8,275 (2021 Census)
Elevation: 480 m (1,570 ft)
Video: Open to More, Revelstoke
Big Eddy Pub
Chubby Funsters – Kitchen & Cocktails
Craft Bier Haus
Eagle Pass Lodge
Farm to Table
Kawakubo Sushi Sake Steak
Old School Eatery
One Twelve Restaurant
Peaks BBQ Smokehouse
The Modern Bakeshop & Cafe
The Taco Club
Terra Firma’s Kitchen
Village Idiot – Bar & Grill
Woolsey Creek Bistro
Travel through the Eagle Valley and Revelstoke, and you’re travelling on some of the most beautiful roadways in Canada. Nestled between the Monashee and Columbia mountain ranges, the alpine city of Revelstoke has something to offer in every season.
During the summer months, visitors are drawn to the Grizzly Plaza where there is nightly entertainment in the band shell. Strolling through the beautifully restored downtown, you can see over 60 buildings that date back to the late 1800’s. Heritage Walking Tours are available with the Revelstoke Museum & Archives.
Snowmobile opportunities, alpine and cross-country skiing are all plentiful during the winter months.
Adventure abounds in and around Revelstoke. Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park are renowned for recreational climbing, wildlife viewing and hiking. Alpine meadow hiking, glacier hiking and hut-to-hut hiking can all be done through outfitters who organize heli-excursions in the area. River tours and white water rafting are also available.
Things to See and Do in Revelstoke
Enchanted Forest, Skytrek Adventure Park, BC Hydro Revelstoke Dam Tours, Rafting & Kayaking on the Illecillewaet River, Stand-up Paddle Boarding on Lake Revelstoke, Revelstoke Aquatic Centre, Revelstoke Golf Course, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Three Valley Lake Chateau & Ghost Town, Crazy Creek Waterfalls & Suspension Bridge, Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre & Big Eddy Glass Works.
Biking & Hiking
Not far from the downtown core of funky cafes and charming old homes, a splendour of trails await adventure cyclists. Two of the most notable high-alpine trails are Keystone-Standard Basin and Frisby Ridge. Revelstoke Mountain Resort has BC’s newest lift-accessed bike park and offers access to alpine hiking and biking. Free Spirit Sports & Leisure and Revy Outdoors stock outdoor equipment and bikes can be rented and serviced at Skookum.
Famous for the point where the last spike on Canada’s first transcontinental railway was driven, joining the part from the west.
Pick up a Walking Tour Map at the Visitor Centre and explore Revelstoke’s downtown. There’s also a Heritage Trail featuring interpretive panels and scenic views, near Centennial Park.
There are many to pick from: BC Interior Forestry Museum, Revelstoke Museum, Rogers Pass National Historic Site, Railway Museum, Firehall Museum, BC Hydro Dam Tours & Information Centre and the Nels Nelsen Historic Ski Jump.