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To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, here is our list of 150 Things to do in Revelstoke.

The Revelstoke 150

WINTER

1. Opening Day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Need we say more? Pull down your goggles and shred.

2. Canuck SplitFest

An annual gathering every January of splitboarders from the region and beyond! Event includes a trade show, social events, splitboard adventures in Rogers Pass, information sharing/learning and SO MUCH FUN!

3. Backcountry ski touring

Revelstoke backcountry touring offers you a whole new way to experience the serenity of the mountains in winter. With easy access to the Monashee and Selkirk ranges, Rogers Pass and Revelstoke Mountain Resort backcountry there is enough to explore for a lifetime!

4. Dog sledding

Experience dog sledding through snowy forest trails or set off an a scenic ride, taking things as fast or slow as you like. Guaranteed to be a memorable way to enjoy the mountain vistas and adventurous types can even try mushing the dogs!

5. Heli Skiing/Boarding

Touted as the heli-skiing capital of the world it is no wonder why powder enthusiasts from around the globe flock here – for the ultimate Revelstoke heli skiing experience. It’s your turn to make your dreams come true.

6. Cat Skiing/Boarding

Revelstoke cat skiing offers comfortable, unique access to breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring ski runs, not to mention a good bang for your buck. Join on your own, as a group, or talk to a company about filling a full cat with your friends. The friendly, experienced and certified guides can’t wait to show you around to the very best conditions for the day.

7. Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Not to brag, but RMR boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 meters (5,630 ft). The resort offers fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, renowned gladed terrain, and endless groomers. Get on it!

8. Kids ROC

Located in the Mountain Resort Village this space gives young adventurers a place to call their own and enjoy fun play structures, crafts and games.

9. Nordic Skiing

The McPherson trail system offers 26 km of groomed trails set for both classic and skating techniques as well as 6 km of lit trails for night skiing! Be sure to pop in to the cozy main lodge after to relax.

 

10. Hot Chocolate at The Ol’ Sandburg Cabin

Cross country ski or snowshoe 2.5 km (1.6 mi) in from the main lodge to this cozy and rustic timber cabin that is heated with a wood stove. Remember to bring your own hot chocolate!

11. Backcountry Splitboarding

12. Fat Biking – Rentals available at Skookum and RMR

Discover the beauty of winter on two wheels!

13. Snowshoeing – Tours available with Revelstoke Snowshoe Company

Experience this great way to explore winter landscapes. One reason this activity is gaining such popularity is that it caters to a wide variety of age groups, fitness and experience levels. If you have never been snowshoeing, fear not, if you can walk you can snowshoe!

14. Snowmobiling

Whether you are an experienced sledder that wants to free ride through the deep powder snow or a beginner looking for a guided excursion, Revelstoke backcountry has it all!

15. Timber Sledding

Rent a sled and hire a guide to explore the take in the beautiful views and enjoy the Revelstoke backcountry.

16. Drop In Hockey

Lace up your skates and hit the ice! Whether you join in on a drop-in hockey league or rent the ice for a few hours with some friends, this is the true Canadiana way to enjoy winter.

17. Revelstoke Grizzlies Hockey Games

Catch a game of our local Junior B Hockey team. The games are action packed, the fans are pumped up and a night out at the arena is a true winter Canadian pastime you don’t want to miss out on!

18. Public Skating

Offering single or season passes this is a great way to get out for a skate and perfect for some family fun!

19. Annual Snowflake Wine Festival brought to you by the Revelstoke Ski Club

Presented by the Ski Club each November, this event hosts over 20 BC Wineries pouring multiple varietals, as well as Mt. Begbie Brewery sharing their latest brews. Gourmet finger foods, live music, Revelstoke’s largest active lifestyle based silent auction and the enormously popular ‘Stock Your Wine Cellar’ live auction, all take place throughout this ‘can’t miss’ evening!

20. New Year’s Nordic Lantern ski brought to you by the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Come celebrate the New Year on January 1st from 5-8pm by skiing the Main Loop lit with over 100 kerosene lanterns!  Snacks and hot chocolate (the best part!) are provided at the day lodge and the Ole Sandberg Cabin.

21. S-Games brought to you by Society Snow & Skate

22. Revy Stomp brought to you by the Selkirk Saddle Club

23. Movies in the Mountains

Playing from late fall through to spring, Movies in the Mountains brings the best of the Toronto International Film Festival’s multicultural films to Revelstoke.

24. Carousel of Nations brought to you by the Revelstoke Multicultural Society

The exotic flavours and colours of multiculturalism in Revelstoke shine at this event each February.

25. Snow Tubing at Turtle Creek

Whizz down the slope in an inflatable snow tube! The park features two tubing lanes, a gradual beginner slope AND a Bungee Bounce.

26. Curling

27. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Stop

The World Tour brings all the excitement of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival to audiences around the globe and Revelstoke is proud to host a series of films every February.

28. Rod and Gun Club Banquet

29. Revelstoke Snowmobile Club annual events

Hosting club rides, avalanche awareness days, vintage rides, snow drags and so much more…if you are a snowmobile enthusiast be sure to check in to see what the Club has going on! Always a great way to meet local sledders and get introduced to new sled zones.

30. Closing Day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Throw on the craziest costume you can find and hit the slopes with your pals! Always good vibes celebrating the season that has passed and well worth parking yourself by the jump park to see the locals showcasing some fancy aerial moves.

SUMMER

31. Dirt Biking on Revy Riders Tracks & Trails

The trail system and tracks are rapidly becoming one of the best all-around riding areas in Canada.  The zone features two main riding areas, a full sized Motocross track, a challenging Endurocross track and a popular kids/beginners tracks.

32. Helicopter Sightseeing Tours with Glacier Helicopters

33. Tandem Paragliding Tours with Revelstoke Paragliding

Get a birds eye view of the stunning Selkirks Mountains, with the Columbia River and Revelstoke town nestled in the valley floor.

34. Golfing at the Revelstoke Golf Club (18 hole, par 72, 6537 yards Championship course)

Lying right along the Columbia River amidst the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges golfers can enjoy jaw dropping scenery from every hole. Hot Tip: Fridays are social Grip It & Rip It nights where for $20 you get a bucket of small range balls, 3 holes of golf, a shared appy AND a beer!

35. Skytrek Adventure Park

Tucked into an enchanting old growth cedar rainforest adventurer’s will find zip lines, a giant swing, kids games, aerial trekking courses and many more games amongst the trees.

36. The Enchanted Forest

Discover over 350 hand-crafted fairy figurines hidden amongst the lush greenery of the forest. This magical place is pure wonder for children or those young at heart.

37. Meadows in the Sky Parkway

The aptly named Parkway has wildflower meadows of Indian paintbrush, heather, arctic lupin and dozens of other wildflower species that create a stunning canvas. Take advantage of several viewpoints along the 26km route and once at the top enjoy a picnic, stroll or venture out on the backcountry hiking trails.

38. Alpine Hiking

39. Rainforest Hiking

40. XC Mountain Biking

Enjoy a cross country rip through old growth forests on Mount Macpherson, roll a slow and leisurely  pace while you take in the stunning views from the Greenbelt, or relish in the alpine on Frisby Ridge (newly upgraded for 2017), Keystone Basin, or Mt Cartier.

41. Road Cycling

Winding ribbons of roads head out and up from Revelstoke offering stunning mountain vistas, lake views, waterfalls and nature at it its finest. Not to miss: The Meadow in the Sky Parkway was recently named best hill climb in Canada and boasts a 1700m (5500ft) climb that takes you from temperate interior rainforest, through old growth stands of cedar and hemlock, and culminates in sub-alpine meadows.

 

42. Downhill Mountain Biking

Feed your hunger for gravity on the Boulder Mountain downhill network.

43. Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park in Mount Revelstoke National Park

Hosting a kids interpretive bike part and creative playscape featuring a dragonfly teeter totter, animal overpass and giant snail. Visitors can develop bike skills, play, and learn about the park in a fun and active way.

44. Guided Biking Tours & Lessons with Wandering Wheels

Experience the Revelstoke biking trails with a local! They offer all-inclusive multi-day bike vacations, guided tours, lessons, skills clinics, kids camp, shuttle services and more.


45. Rock Climbing

Revelstoke is known for its easily accessible single pitch sport climbing on steep rock. Most routes range from 5.8-5.12 so are great for family adventures or serious climbers. Tip: One of our favourite zones for scenic quality is Waterworld.

46. Trail Running

They say two feet and a heartbeat are all you need to get out and hit the trails! We think good shoes are  also a nice bonus and a warning that you might need to walk sometimes to enjoy the views without tripping.

47. The Pipe Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

48. Gondola Ride & Sightseeing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

49. White Water Rafting with Apex Rafting or Wild Blue Yonder

50. White Water Kayaking on the Jordan and/or Iillecillewaet river

51. Paddle boarding – Visit Stoke Paddleboard Adventures for rentals, lessons or tours

52. Canoeing – Rent one with Natural Escapes, Great Canadian Tours or Flexpeditions

53. Lake Kayaking – Take a tour with Natural Escapes

54. Wake Surfing

55. Wake Boarding on Lake Revelstoke

56. Tubing on Lake Revelstoke

57. Water Skiing on Lake Revelstoke

58. Swimming at Lake Revelstoke

59. Swimming at Williamson Lake

Nestled in a forest right on the edge of town, this is a great family friendly option to dunk your head!

60. Front Country camping

61. Backcountry camping

Enjoy temperate rainforests, high alpine adventures or lake front property to pitch your tent and disconnect from it all!

62. BC Hydro Dam tours

Guests can enjoy guided or self-guided tours to take in breathtaking views of the dam and Columbia River Valley from the dam crest.

63. BC Forestry Museum

Stop in to enjoy some local history, explore old machinery and enjoy a great view of the Revelstoke Dam from the new lookout! Tip: Pop in to grab some firewood if you are heading out camping

64. Summer Street Festival 

Nightly live music in the Grizzly Plaza from June 24-August 26

Summer nights. Aroma of delicious food wafting through the air. Family, friends and visitors listening to new musical talent EVERY summer night. What better way to enjoy the days end?

65. Picnic on the Columbia River

Grab some snacks to enjoy a meal with an amazing view!  No matter where you park yourself, you will be guaranteed the best seats in the house.

66. Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

67. Frisbee golf at Revelstoke Mountain Resort or the Green Belt

RMR: For challenging pitches and panoramic views of the Monashee Mountains and the Columbia Valley check out the 9-hole Woodchuck Disc Course.

Greenbelt: Course Three is an 18 hole, par 3 course, nestled in between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains that starts just south of the Illecillewaet River pedestrian bridge and travels through the sweeping grasses of the green belt along the Columbia River.

68. Soccer

Kick the ball around at Centennial Park and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountain peaks and Columbia river. The park offers multiple benches and picnic tables for fans to watch or for snacks to be had.

69. ATV’ing

Whether you bring your own ride or rent, Revelstoke is becoming a dirt lovers paradise! There are many options for guided tours or simply great route finding advice offered at local shops.

70. Side by Side Tours with Great Canadian Tours

“What a Hoot!” is the common phrase spoken by visitors who enjoyed this option for touring old growth forests or enjoying the stunning mountain vistas.

71. Giant Cedars Boardwalk

This is a must-do whether you are out exploring the National Park or simply looking for a place to stretch your legs on a road trip. This half kilometre walk takes you into the heart of  an inland cedar old growth rainforest with some of the trees over 500 years old!

72. Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk

73. Inspiration Woods Trail

SO MUCH GREEN! With trailside streams, moss covered forest floor, and towering red cedars this trail stays nice and cool in the summer making it a perfect place to hike or trail run. Find this undulating loop along the lower trail system at Mount Revelstoke National Park.

74. Jade Lakes

First time or novice hikers can easily access the subalpine backcountry trail at the top of Meadows in the Sky Parkway to get to the high lakes. From rolling country carpeted with subalpine wildflowers to boulder-strewn side valleys, this hike leaves nothing to be desired. Tip: For those looking for an overnight adventure bring in a tent and camp overnight at designated sites.

Round trip: 18km, 6-8 hours, 428m elevation gain

75. Eva Lake 

Enjoy this classic subalpine hike over gently rolling terrain leading to this high elevation lake with a backdrop of mountain peaks.

Round trip: 12km, 5-6 hours, 299m elevation gain

 

76. Miller Lake

Find this clear alpine lake nestled in a bowl surrounded by alpine meadows, forests and towering rocks

Round Trip: 11km, 4-6 hours, 183m elevation gain

77. Caribou Artists’ in Residence Cabin on Mount Revelstoke

Nestled high in Mountain Revelstoke National Park the cabin gives artists an opportunity to experience the magical Selkirk sunrises and Monashee sunsets from the solitude of the Mount Revelstoke summit. Stay and create on the mountain!

78. Revelstoke Timber Days

79. Vintage Car Show

Every June the main street of Revelstoke is lined with vintage cars, trucks or specialty vehicles all shined up and ready to show off! Enjoy wandering the streets, chatting with the owners and stepping back in time.

 

80. Mountain Bike Races

Come out to enjoy the trails, the camaraderie and the stoked vibe (or maybe do it simply for the post race brews)! Hosted by the Revelstoke Cycling Association the races appeal to every style of rider by featuring a Downhill, Enduro and XC series.

81. Trailing Running Races

Revelstoke is thrilled to host road, trail and high alpine running races every season!

82. Soccer Tournaments

83. Canada Day Celebrations

84. Glacier Challenge Slo Pitch Tournament

Try not to miss a fly ball by getting caught staring at the jaw dropping views from the ball diamonds. Located along the Columbia River with views of the Monashee and Selkirk mountains this tourney will be celebrating its 30th year of pure FUN! Whether you are playing or being a spectator, take in the daily action, home run derby, fastest pitch completion and cap off the days with live music celebrations!

85. Adult softball

Grab your glove and sign up for a team! Games are held weeknights throughout the summer and are a great way to meet other locals, be outside and swing some bats around.

86. Roller Derby

The best way to learn about roller derby is to watch roller derby. Be sure to check out if the Revelstoke Derailers are playing when you are in town!

87. Lake Fishing

Stop in at any gas station or corner store and you are likely to find friendly locals that are happy to share their favourite fishing spots! Lake Revelstoke holds over seven varieties of fish including Bull Trout, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Rocky Mountain Whitefish, Burbot (Ling Cod), and Sturgeon.

88. Fly Fishing

89. Heli Mountain Biking with Everything RevelstokeGlacier Helicopters, or Arrow Helicopters

Western Canada is quickly becoming the hub for heli biking and Revelstoke operators are leading the charge! Grab some pals and enjoy this unique way to experience high alpine trails and looooooong descents from some of the areas most stunning peaks.

90. Heli Hiking with Everything RevelstokeGlacier Helicopters, or Arrow Helicopters

91. Skateboarding at the Kovach Skate Park

92. People Watching on Outdoor Restaurant Patios

93. Events by the North Columbia Environmental Society & the Local Food Initiative

94. Echo Lake

Disconnect and relax at this small idyllic lake set back in the mountains and hugged by trees. Perfect spot to have a picnic, tent camp, fish or float.

95. Lake Revelstoke

This reservoir lake stretches out over 130km providing views of the snow-capped Selkirk and Monashee mountains blanketed with lush forests. Get ultimate ‘lake vibes’ by hitting the water for some fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, SUP’ing and camping.

96. Beach Volleyball at the Big Eddy Pub

Join the drop-in volleyball league in the summer or grab some friends to enjoy some exercise and reward yourself with some delicious food and beer from the pub!

97. Visit the BC Provincial Parks & Recreation Sites surrounding Revelstoke

Sutherland Falls @ Blanket Creek Prov Park

98. Bird Watching

Wipe off your binoculars, grab a guidebook and some good all-weather gear, and anyone can enjoy this rewarding pastime. According to Parks Canada, over 183 bird species are found in Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks so get out there and enjoy the bird world!

99. Motorcycle Touring

There’s nothing like the call of the open road! Enjoy glacier views, sparkling lakes, waterfalls, and old growth forests on the many winding ribbons of road around Revelstoke. Popular routes: Meadows in the Sky Parkway, Trans Canada to Glacier Mtn Park, and Hwy 23N to Mica Dam.

100. Mini Golf at Williamson’s Lake

Family Fun! Take a break from sitting on the beach to enjoy a $3 round of mini golf while taking in the idyllic views of the surrounding lush forest and lake.

101. Bike Fest

102. Pedal ‘n’ Pint

Meet fellow mountain bikers at the Revelstoke Community Centre at 6pm on Thursdays for a social ride followed by some well earned pints.

103. Revy Riders Annual Events

 

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104. Taco Tuesday at the Taco Club

Need we say more??? Hot Tip: Buy some of their house-made hot sauce because you NEED this at your home.

105. The Revelstoke Public Library

106. Open Mic Night at the Last Drop Pub – Every Wednesday night

107. Nels Knickers historic ski jump

Revelstoke has had a love affair with ski jumping since 1915. Come explore the historic ski jump where world records were set and imagine the thrill of the flight!

108. Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke National Park is a place of contrasts: from dense old-growth rainforest of giant cedars and hemlocks, travel up through subalpine forest, and finally alpine meadows and tundra. Marvel at the spectacular view of the ice-clad peaks of the Selkirk Mountains and to the west, the Monashee Mountains. Fun Fact: Mount Revelstoke is the only national park in the country that offers an opportunity to stand on a mountain-top five just minutes walk from a vehicle.

109. Revelstoke Community & Aquatic Centre

Pop in for family fun and relaxation! The centre features a 25 m pool offering lane swimming, a leisure pool with a lazy river, wild water slide, hot tub, a sauna, steam room and climbing wall.

110. Heritage walking tours

111. Cemetery tours

The cemetery was in use as early as 1890 and features many beautiful headstones and fascinating stories. The tour takes about 1-1.5 hours and focuses on the history of the cemetery grounds, stories of Revelstoke’s pioneers, a fascinating piece of B.C. history involving Sir James Hector and two unsolved murders.

112. Revelstoke Museum & Archives

113. The Last Spike

Located right off the Trans Canada highway by Craigellachie, the site honours the driving of the Last Spike signifying the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway back in 1885. The site includes a seasonal interpretive centre and gift shop, as well as a picnic area and monument right beside the main CPR line.

114. Brown Bag History Talks at the Revelstoke Museum

Hosted every other Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 bring your lunch and join in for a talk on local history.  Coffee, tea, and cookies are provided for $5 per person.

115. Railway Museum

Discover Canada’s heritage and the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Columbia Mountains, as well as the role railway and its workers have played in building Canada as a nation.

116. Fire Hall Museum tour

Check out a fully restored 1923 International Bickle fire engine, 1938 Ford fire engine and a number of artifacts from Revelstoke’s firefighting past. Tours are available Monday-Friday from 8am-noon and from 1pm-4pm.

117. Downtown Shopping

Explore Revelstoke’s charming downtown area with quaint boutiques, casual coffee bars, museums and restaurants all within easy walking distance.

118. Downtown Dining

Experience Revelstoke through the smells and tastes of our diverse cuisine offerings!

119. Waterfall Hikes (Begbie Falls, Sutherland Falls at Blanket Creek Provincial Park, Moses Creek)

120. Greenbelt river trails & interpretative panels

121. Farm & Craft Market in summer and winter

Take a stroll through the Farmers Markets to look for great gift ideas made by local artisans and buy locally grown fruits and vegetables.

122. Crazy Creek

123. Bowling at The Cabin

124. Roxy Movie Theatre

125. Yoga Classes with Stoked Yoga Yoga Therapy, Balu Yoga Studio, Welwinds Yoga Studio, and Revelution

Get bendy and find your inner zen at one of our many amazing studios or hit the water to try SUP yoga!

126. Glacier National Park

127. Rogers Pass National Historic Site

128. Halcyon Hotsprings

Come to relax and immerse yourself in the beneficial mineral waters with a soak in the hot or warm pools; take a chilly dunk in the cold plunge; or go for a swim in the seasonal mineral pool – complete with a spray park for the kids this stop is refreshing for the whole family!

129. Halfway Hotsprings

Disconnect, relax and rejuvenate with Mother Nature’s pure healing mineral water. Located almost literally “halfway” between Nakusp and Revelstoke, these springs are bubbling right out of the hillside along a river. Tip: Spend the night and enjoy the newly developed BC Parks campsites for $12/night.

130. Galena/Shelter Bay Ferry on Highway 23 South

131. Live Music at local pubs – Check out our events calendar here

Whether you want to shake your booty, sing along, or just enjoy a live performance there are many live options to get you swaying to the beat!

132. Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

Pop-in to enjoy featured exhibits by local and visiting artists or take part in classes for adults and children. Tip:  In the summer months be sure to check out the community garden!

133. Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre (theatre, concerts, events)

134. Revelstoke Art Walk

135. Art First! Art Gallery

Pop-in to enjoy a broad selection of art that features works by 16 of the region’s best painters, sculptors, jewellers and photographers.

136. Hunting

137. Trans Canada Fitness (Gym)

Enjoy the family friendly atmosphere to pursue your health and fitness goals! Offering certified personal training, in-house massage therapy, spin classes and well maintained equipment.

138. International Cuisine

139. Mark Kingsbury Bridge on the Greenbelt

140. Revelstoke Courthouse

141. Revelstoke Heritage Garden

This is a special sort of place. Nestled beneath the old brick walls of the museum, it is a cool, quiet enclave on a spring morning, the perfect place to settle in with a sketchbook and paints. Though the space is small, the garden’s lovingly tended heritage plants vibrate with the colours artists crave.

142. Mount Begbie Brewery Tours

Awarded the honour of being named Canada’s Top Brewery at the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards this is one stop you won’t want to miss! You have got to taste all their brews and learn their brewing process to enjoy the full experience. Keep an eye for their brews on menus at many of the local watering holes as well!

143. Old Woodenhead Park

Located just off the Trans Canada Highway beside the A&W and McDonald’s, this park features a green space, walking trail and playground.

Fun Fact:”Woodenhead” was created in the 1930’s by local resident Peter Fuoco in his free time using only a double bitted axe and some chisels. Government Officials were so impressed by the creation, that they took the finished sculpture and set it along the highway as one of the first road safety warnings in B.C. The sign advised speeding motorists “not to be a Woodenhead” and slow down. During the 1960’s, when the Trans-Canada Highway opened, Woodenhead was moved to town and is now a local heritage artifact.

144. Gymnastics

145. Coffee Shop Hangouts

Pop in for some coffee, enjoy home made snacks, bring a book or catch up with friends. With several quaint shops to pick from you might need more than one coffee per day.

146. Monashee Mandala

147. Massage & Spa Treatments

148. Fitness Classes (Community Centre, Revelution, Crossfit Revelstoke and Trans Canada Fitness)

149. Wing Night at the Rockford on Mondays, and Wednesday Wing Night at various Revelstoke restaurants

Ain’t no thang but a chicken wang! After a day of adventuring it is always fun to grab some pals and head out for some wings and beer while you share your tales from the day.

150. Exploring Highway 23 North

Head north, disconnect and enjoy the views! Must be experienced in person to truly get the stunning beauty of this area.