The fun in Revelstoke doesn’t stop when the chairlifts do.
Revelstoke by day is iconic, beautiful and recognizable. We often associate great times with ski clad Revelstokians and visitors standing shoulder to shoulder, buzzing in the lift lines and skiing deep powder. While Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers some of the best skiing in North America, rest assured there are plenty of other things to do in Revelstoke.
Whether your legs require a rest day from charging downhill or you’re in search of ways to fill your afternoons or evenings after shredding the pow, the list of activities available in our lively town will guarantee you will never be bored.
Here are 6 things to do in Revelstoke after dark.
Peak Axe Throwing
“Everyone wants to throw an axe, they just don’t know it yet.”
Owner, operator and self-proclaimed axe master, Dustin, claims this awesome, fun and exhilarating activity to be similar to darts. “Big axe darts” to be precise.
Dustin continues to go out of his way to make axe throwing endlessly fun for anybody and everybody, seriously. Previous axe throwing masters have ranged from 8 to 86 years old meeting the true definition of fun for the whole family.
Their website claims to be the “#1 thing to do in Revelstoke” and they are not the only ones who think so. Rave reviews continue to flow through Peak Axe Throwing. Whether you’re looking for a family night out, bachelorette extravaganza, stagg night or birthday party activity, Peak Axe Throwing will always deliver.
Does anyone not like bowling?
In Revelstoke, we are lucky to have a bowling alley located right downtown.
This is a perfect afternoon past time for family members who may not be up at the ski hill from first chair to last. And for those of you who are? The Cabin is the place to gather for après beers, lighthearted conversation and good old fashioned fun. You can even indulge in some retail therapy at the snowboard shop located directly beside the lanes.
We recommend booking ahead in order to reserve one of their 8 separate lanes.
“Go Grizzlies Go!!”
If you are coming from overseas, you may have heard tales about Canadians’ love for small town hockey games. Revelstoke not only lives up to this national stereotype, it surpasses it.
As you walk in to the Revelstoke Forum, you may be surprised by the buzz of excitement that greets you. Throughout the season our arena is often full to the brim with enthusiastic, boisterous fans cheering on our local junior hockey team, the Revelstoke Grizzlies. The arena is divided into two sections. If you are over 19 years old you can buy a ticket for the beer garden, otherwise you can enjoy the game from the family section.
If your Revelstoke visit falls during a scheduled game, attending is a must!
Revelstoke Curling Club
Classic Canadian fun!
Curling is arguably one of winter’s oldest sports. Revelstoke’s drop in curling is a great opportunity to try a wonderful, more relaxed ice time activity in a fun, non-competitive environment.
At only $5 a drop in, curling is not only a great past time, it’s affordable too! The curling club provides instruction, grippers, brushes and sliders and asks you to wear clean running shoes and loose fitting pants. Their upstairs lounge is the place to sit back and relax while you wait for your turn.
Curling is one of those sports that truly is harder than it looks, so consider calling ahead to line up a coach for you and your curling team.
Revelstuck Escape Rooms
“Will you escape? Or will you be Revelstuck?”
This is the first activity of its kind to come to our wonderful town and we are extremely happy it has! Teams of two to five people have one hour to solve a series of puzzles, uncover the mystery and… you guessed it, escape!
Revelstuck Escape Rooms has done an amazing job of creating three differently themed rooms that all create a realistic, live adventure game that will get your head spinning and your heart pumping! Choose between “Museum Heist”, “School of Magic” or “Jigsaw” and prepare for 60 minutes of brain challenging, team building, hilarious fun.
Did we mention they also have Virtual Reality available in their activity realm??
Distilleries & Craft Breweries
It’s hard to pick just one so why not visit them all!
The age old evening past-time of distilling is alive and well in Revelstoke. Two local, award winning distilleries have established themselves in our small mountain town.
Jones Distilling is our newest craft distillery located upstairs in Revelstoke’s historical Mountain View School. Locally made, craft distilled gin and vodka pair perfectly with the mountain views out every window. Jones was the recipient of 8 prestigious SIP awards in design and taste making it an internationally recognized distillery.
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery embraces you with its rustic feel and comfortable vibes. It is located on Mackenzie Avenue which makes it a convenient spot for a post-dinner digestif or pre-dance cocktail. Their Ethos Gin is the recipient of Canadian Artisan Spirit of the Year and is said to replicate Revelstoke in a bottle.
Both distilleries add a Revelstoke spin to every sip by using locally sourced ingredients and house made recipes. Monashee and Jones make it hard to pick between the two… which is why we think you should just visit both!
Two craft breweries are also apres hot spots.
The Mt Begbie Brewing Co is more than a beer, it’s a beer in Canada’s best craft brewery, 2017! Take a tour and find out more about how the brewery works their magic, or just sample the results with a delicious appie or two.
The new kid on the block for the craft brewing scene is Rumpus Beer Company, which recently opened on 1st Street East. Featuring craft micro-brewed beers, the team at Rumpus Beer Company offer a relaxed atmosphere to have some drinks with friends. No fluff, just great beer.
Cover Photo: Steve Shannon
Peak Axe Throwing Photo: Matt Timing
Bowling Photo: Hywel Williams
Grizzly Photo: Hywel Williams
Curling Photo: Hywel Williams
Revelstuck Photo: Revelstuck Escape Rooms
Distillery Photo: Hywel Williams