your guide to a summer well spent.
Almost any local will attest that summer in Revelstoke is the best time of year. Life in this tiny mountain town is filled with outdoor adventures for everyone, new places to explore, a packed events calendar, and an incredible après scene.
Find some travel inspiration with our 10 favourite things to do in Revelstoke in the summer.
1. go paddling
Get rad by spending the day white water rafting & kayaking on the Jordan and Illecillewaet Rivers. Looking for some family fun that is a little less intense? Try a gentle, scenic evening float trip on the Columbia River.
2. hit the links
The Revelstoke Golf Course is one of the most stunning courses in BC, as far as we are concerned.
3. mountain bike
Revelstoke is the mecca of alpine mountain biking. With opening of Fifty Six Twenty in 2019, Revelstoke now offers incredible lift accessed biking. Looking to ride with kids? Mt Macpherson is the perfect place to get started!
4. Explore Lake Revelstoke
Head north above the Revelstoke Dam and enter into the wilderness. Secret beaches, waterfalls, turquoise waters, and old growth rainforests await. No cell service affords you the opportunity to truly be present in the great outdoors.
5. hike in our national parks
Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks offer several hiking trails featuring dramatic landscapes, pristine alpine lakes and wildflowers galore. Find our trail guide here.
6. summer street festival
From June until August, you can enjoy free live music every night in Grizzly Plaza. You read that right – free live music, every night.
7. go on a brewery or distillery tour
Home to two breweries and two distilleries, there's plenty to learn about our local brews and spirits.
8. visit revelstoke mountain resort
From the Pipe Mountain Coaster, to the Aerial Adventrue Park, and Mountain Bike Park, there's a full day of activities at the Resort.
9. eat, drink and unwind
We have an incredible array of dining options in downtown Revelstoke. Take the time to unwind on one of the many patios and enjoy the mountain views.
10. visit the hotsprings
Just 45 minutes south of Revelstoke you'll discover Halycon Hotsprings, one of the most picturesque locations in BC. Looking for something off the beaten track? Check out Halfway Hotsprings!