Your guide to an environmentally-friendly weekend in revelstoke.

There's no question that the travel industry is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Tourism is responsible for roughly 8% of global carbon emissions. If you want to explore Revelstoke without having a large footprint, follow this weekend itinerary.

To reach Revelstoke without a private vehicle, try the Rider Express bus which connects Revelstoke to Calgary and Vancouver (with stops in between), ride sharing, or the Stoke Shuttle.

Revelstoke's downtown core is small and walkable, so we recommend staying in one of our central accommodations. The Regent Hotel, The Explorers Society Hotel, and The Copeland are among the great options available.

day one

Terra Firma's kitchen serves farm fresh favourites. Photo: Christine Love-Hewitt
Terra Firma's kitchen serves farm fresh favourites. Photo: Christine Love-Hewitt
Revelstoke busy Farmers Market
Revelstoke Farmers Market. Photo: Keri Knapp

Start your day with breakfast and coffee at Terra Firma's Kitchen, a local farm to table restaurant. They serve local Stoke Roasted coffee and food fresh from their farm and other local providers.

Move on to check out the Revelstoke Farmers Market downtown. You'll find local produce, goods, and more. Pick up a picnic lunch for an afternoon of adventuring!

Once you've got your provisions, head into Mount Revelstoke National Park by foot! The trail into the park starts right behind the Revelstoke Railway Museum (which is worth a stop itself). Follow the Tournament of Champions walkway, lined with art and interpretative information by local artist Rob Buchanan. Head up to the Nels Nelsen interactive ski jump sculpture (see our hiking map) to take in great views of downtown and to experience the thrill of ski jumping (with your feet firmly on the ground). Have you picnic in a scenic look out over town before heading back to treat yourself.

For apres, check out Monashee Spirits Distillery. They feature a number of spirits using local ingredients and an extensive and unusual cocktail menu. For dinner, we recommend the Woolsey Creek Bistro, which features BC-sourced ingredients.

To cap off your evening, head to the local historic Roxy Theatre to take in a show.

day two

First, kick off your day at Dose Coffee downtown. Famed for its great coffee, Dose is a buzzing hot spot for locals.

Next, head to one of our local shops to rent a bike - Revelstoke's burgeoning arts and culture scene is best explored on two wheels! Rent a bike from Tantrum Ride Company or Skookum Cycle and Ski and check out some of our local galleries and museums:

Head back downtown to drop off your bikes and make your way to the alleyways of downtown Revelstoke - home to the Art Alleries, an outdoor display of unique art work.

For apres, head to Rumpus Beer Company  to taste some locally brewed beer in an intimate, friendly environment.

For dinner, try the Quartermaster Eatery, an upscale restaurant with an emphasis on fresh, local, and seasonal cuisine.

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Thanksgiving Back

We're inviting visitors to come to Revelstoke and participate in volunteer projects in exchange for free accommodation! Thanksgiving Back will take place on the weekends of September 24-25 and October 1-2 for 2022. Participate in one day (approximately 8 hours) giving back to our community, then take some time to explore Revelstoke!

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