The most beautiful time of the year in the mountains.
The changing of the seasons doesn’t mean the end of the fun! In fact, fall is one of our favourite seasons for adventuring and exploring in Revelstoke. The colourful foliage and mild temperatures make it an ideal time to enjoy everything the area has to offer.
Here are just a few of our favourite ways to enjoy one of the most beautiful season of the year.
EXPERIENCE THE WATERFALL TRIFECTA
Within 30 minutes drive of Revelstoke are three hidden waterfalls. All spectacular and completely unique, all three falls are a must-do when visiting in fall. Discover Begbie Falls, Sutherland Falls and Moses Falls to complete the trifecta!
GO MOUNTAIN BIKING
The fall is an amazing time for hitting the trails! The temperature is ideal, the bugs are gone and the autumn showers make the dirt primo. Whether you choose a forest trail or an alpine epic, the fall scenery will ensure a breathtaking ride!
ENJOY THE NIGHT SKY
The darker nights are perfect for stargazing and maybe even spotting the northern lights! Head North on Highway 23 or out towards the flats to beat the light pollution and see the sky in all its glory.
HIT THE HIKING TRAILS
Hiking in the fall might be the best of the year. The stunning colours add extra drama to the already beautiful backdrop of the mountains. Head to Mount Revelstoke National Park or Glacier National Park for fantastic alpine hikes through the autumnal landscape.
RIDE THE PIPE
The Pipe Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a fun option for a fall activity. Make the most of the quieter time of year and treat yourself to a multi-ride ticket. Scream down the mountain at full speed or take a more leisurely pace- it’s up to you! The Pipe is open until September 27.
This year, stay in Revelstoke for two nights or more and receive two FREE passes to ride the pipe. Learn more and book with eligible hotels here.
EXPLORE THE ENCHANTED FOREST AND SKYTREK
Open until October 12, the Enchanted Forest and SkyTrek make for a fun day out for the whole family (even pups are welcome). Explore the old growth forest, filled with fairytale figures and home to BC’s tallest treehouse or get your pulse racing on SkyTrek’s aerial rope courses.
DISCOVER REVELSTOKE'S HISTORY
Revelstoke has a fascinating and varied history. Dodge the fall showers and find out more about Revelstoke’s past. Head to the Revelstoke Museum and Archives to discover Revelstoke’s origins and learn about Canada’s most deadly avalanche. Then, check out the Railway Museum to find out how the railroad shaped our town- and to try your hand at driving a train (well, a simulator)! Once you’ve finished exploring the downtown museums, head to the BC Interior Forestry Museum to see the fascinating collection of forestry machinery and find out all about the area’s history with the logging industry (open Tuesday – Saturday). The Forestry museum also has a newly opened hiking trail to explore!
ENJOY FALL COLOURS
Explore Revelstoke’s historic downtown area and soak in the beautiful fall colours in the surrounding mountains. Cosy up in one of the fantastic coffee shops and watch the world go by, or enjoy shopping in the downtown core. After you’ve enjoyed downtown, head to the Greenbelt trails for views of the Columbia in all its colourful fall glory.
The LUNA Festival is the perfect antidote to the earlier darkness. On the last weekend of September enjoy the transformation of downtown Revelstoke into a magical arts extravaganza!
While the physical festival has been cancelled in 2020, LUNA REIMAGINED invites you to take part virtually! Learn more here.
DISCOVER FALL FOOD EVENTS
Discover some of BC's best farmers markets, located in Centennial Park adjacent to the stunning Columbia River. From fruit and veg, to hand crafted jewelry and locally brewed beers, you don't want to miss these markets held every Saturday from 8:30am - 1pm.
Also, don’t miss the Revelstoke Garlic Festival, hosted by the Track Street Growers. It’s a celebration of local food, crafts and a fundraiser for the Local Food Initiative.
What to expect this winter.
Please refrain from visiting Revelstoke for non-essential travel at this time. The winter of 2020-21 is going to look a little bit different in Revelstoke. We're taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and following provincial health guidelines. That means that you may be required to wear masks, that restaurants and bars may have long wait times and that you will need to plan to accommodate changes in business operations. Please check current Provincial Health Orders before travelling.
WHERE TO STAY IN REVY
Revelstoke has a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget. From boutique hotels, to cozy B&Bs, or five star resorts, head to the link below to browse our local accommodators and book direct to get the best price!BOOK NOW