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 times of the year!
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.
On October 18th and 19th, check out the Pop-Up Planetarium at Mount Revelstoke National Park for a lesson in what you might see.
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!
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 Mt Revelstoke National Park or Glacier National Park for fantastic alpine hikes through the autumnal landscape.
Ride the Pipe mountain coaster
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 October 8th.
Explore the Enchanted Forest and SkyTrek
Open until Thanksgiving, 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 the 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.
Experience the LUNA Festival of Nocturnal Art & Wonder
The LUNA festival is the perfect antidote to the earlier darkness. On September 29, enjoy the transformation of downtown Revelstoke into a magical arts extravaganza! You won’t want to miss out- find out more here.
Relax in the hot springs
It’s hard to beat a soak in the hot springs at any time of year, but the fall is an especially good time to visit. Counter the chill in the air with the warm, healing waters and enjoy the relaxing quiet of shoulder season soaking. It’s one of our favourite fall pastimes. Try Halcyon Hot Springs, Naksup Hot Springs or Canyon Hot Springs.
Discover fall food events
Discover more about the fungi of the Revelstoke area and take part in the North Columbia Society’s Mushroom 101 course, a beginners guide to growing and foraging for delicious mushrooms.