As the summer rush dies down, our charming mountain community is enveloped in reds, oranges and yellows. Aside from visiting Revelstoke for the colours, check out this list of activities to do here this fall:
1. LUNA Art Festival
LUNA is a new festival of nocturnal art & wonder which brings energy to the streets of Revelstoke on September 30th from 6pm until midnight, the festival will run until October 7th, 2017. Get all the details here.
2. Check out downtown Revelstoke
Our vibrant, historical downtown core is not to miss! We have an incredible food & drink scene, and a diverse mix of locally owned & operated retail shops. Learn more here.
3. Go mushroom hunting
… Or just forest exploring! There are several varieties of mushrooms that grow in our inland rainforest – many of which are not safe to eat or pick, but many that are! Want to learn how to forage wild mushrooms? Check out the “Mushroom Foraging” workshop by the North Columbia Environmental Society.
4. Get out among the fall colours
Autumn is stunning in Revelstoke. The colours during this time of year offer dramatic landscapes. We recommend cruising up Highway 23 N along Lake Revelstoke.
5. Go camping
There is nothing like cool nights around the campfire and coffee on the shores on Lake Revelstoke in the morning. But wait! The campfire ban is still on. Check out the BC fire bans & restrictions page here. Want to know where to go? Visit our camping page here.
6. Indulge in some beers from Canada’s Best Brewery
2017 was a BIG year for Mount Begbie Brewery! They took home the gold for Best Brewery of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards, and their High Country Kolsch was named the World’s best at the World Beer Awards. You can find their beers in Revelstoke restaurants and pubs, and at BC Liquor Stores. Read more about the awards here.
7. Explore the backroads
We currently still have a ban on off-road vehicles in the backcountry, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get our your Backroads Mapbook and start planning! Explore the countryside this fall on an ATV or Side-by-Side. You can rent yours through Great Canadian Tours.
8. Get into the alpine
Autumn in the alpine is pretty much bug-free, get out and explore before the snow hits! You can drive right up to the alpine in Mount Revelstoke National Park – visit the park before it closes on October 11th.
9. Check out the Revelstoke Garlic Festival
Coming up on Sunday, September 16th, is the 5th Annual Revelstoke Garlic & Music Festival. Check out the event page here.
10. Visit the hot springs
As far as we are concerned, this is a pretty ideal way to finish off an autumn adventure. Just south of Revelstoke on Upper Arrow Lake, you’ll find Halcyon Hot Springs which features cozy private chalets and an incredible dining experience at the Kingfisher Restaurant. View their website here.