What to do
Just a short drive from Revelstoke lie three Provincial Parks and two National Parks. Revelstoke is located in the world’s only protected inland temperate rainforest. Enjoy an abundance of hiking, sightseeing, and bird watching amongst ancient glaciers, mountain streams, and awesome vistas; making for some of the most spectacular scenery in the province.
Blanket Creek Provincial Park: Going south on highway 23, experience the exceptional beauty of Blanket Creek on the Columbia River and Upper Arrow Lake.
Shelter Bay Provincial Park: Further south on highway 23 is Shelter Bay Provincial Park where you can learn about the local history of Arrow Head, a once thriving abandoned mining town.
Martha Creek Provincial Park: North from Revelstoke, Martha Creek has exceptional swimming with a white sand/pebble beach and clear, clean lake water (conveniently located at the bottom of the “Martha Creek” Trail).
Mount Revelstoke National Park: An inland rain forest of giant cedars gives way to spruce and fir, and eventually to alpine meadows carpeted with spectacular wildflowers mid-summer in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Visitors can drive the Meadow in the Sky Parkway that winds 26 km to the summit area, and set off on short walks or long hikes from there.
Glacier National Park: Known for its steep, narrow valleys and towering glacier-covered mountains, Glacier National Park offers exhilarating hikes, interpretive walks, picnic areas, and National Historic Site’s worth of history waiting to be discovered. Three front country campgrounds offer basic facilities in spectacular settings.
Revelstoke offers a multitude of activities, satisfying the softest soul to the most extreme adrenaline junkie. The scenery around Revelstoke will take your breath away and fill you with an immense appreciation for the beautiful land we live on. In every direction there are adventures to be found.
- Revelstoke Alpine Adventures offers guided rock climbing and courses in the Revelstoke area.
- Skytrek Adventure Park offers a high ropes course built using arborist approved trees and constructed with environmentally sensitive methods.
Revelstoke Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 72 – 6,537 yard Championship layout. The course winds through trees alongside the Columbia River, with the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges as a back drop.
- Revelstoke Paragliding offers tandem paragliding with a fully qualified pilot
- Canadian Mountain Holidays, and Selkirk Mountain Experience all offer helicopter access hiking.
- Glacier Helicopters operates flight-seeing tours from Three Valley Lake Chateau, 15 minutes west of Revelstoke
Paddlers can challenge 22km of the crisp waters of the glacier fed Illecillewaet River in a guided raft trip with Apex Rafting or Wild Blue Yonder, or coast along the undeveloped shorelines of Lake Revelstoke.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Discover your own journey to health and wellness in Revelstoke. Head inside to enjoy an abundance of therapeutic modalities, massage therapy to soothe tired muscles, physiotherapy to keep you moving, or exercise therapy to keep you conditioned.
Balu Yoga offers a variety of classes at different times, and for all levels of practitioners.
- Trans Canada Fitness located on 2ndstreet
- Revelstoke Community and Aquatic Centre
- Canyon Hot Springs is located in Albert Canyon, between Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks
- Halcyon Hot Springs is located on the shores of Arrow Lakes between Revelstoke and Nakusp
- Halfway Hot Springs is located halfway between Galena Bay and Nakusp
- Nakusp Hot Springs is located just outside of the town of Nakusp
- Crazy Creek Hot Pools is located half an hour west of Revelstoke on the Trans Canada Highway.
Helios Rehabilitation and Performance offers services in physiotherapy, massage therapy, holistic nutrition, and advanced sport assessment & training
ARTS AND CULTURE
With an ever growing number of artists and performers making the city their home, Revelstoke has developed a vibrant and exciting arts community. From live music and theatre performances to art exhibitions there are many opportunities to experience. One of the highlights is the free music in downtown Grizzly Plaza every evening during July and August.
- The Revelstoke Arts Council organizes a series of concerts featuring visiting performers showcasing song, dance, and theatre
- The Visual Arts Centre Gallery has a variety of exhibits that are featured throughout the year by local and provincial artists
- At the Art First! Cooperative Gallery on 1stStreet you can find outstanding examples of ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and textiles
- Visit one of the many museums in Revelstoke.
- Every Saturday from May until October, check out the Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market that happens in Grizzly Plaza from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.
DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
The Revelstoke food and beverage scene has more than doubled over the past few years to meet the demand of both residents and visitors alike. From Pan-Asian, English, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, or German, to just a good ol’ burger and beer, you’re bound to find something you like! After a day on the trails, kick back with a Mt. Begbie beer on a patio and enjoy live music at one of the pubs in town. Check out all the dining and night life options.