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!
stroll through downtown
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.
On Saturdays, discover some of BC's best farmers markets. The Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market is temporarily located at 1504 Second Street West and the Local Food Initiative Market is temporarily located at Centennial Park. From fruit and veg, to hand-crafted jewelry and locally brewed beers, you don't want to miss these markets (8:30am - 1pm).
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 in the Mount Macpherson Trail Network 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 Mount Revelstoke National Park or Glacier National Park for fantastic alpine hikes through the autumnal landscape.
see THE NIGHT SKY In all its glory
As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, a trip north on Highway 23 or towards the flats on a clear night are so rewarding. The dark skies and absence of light pollution create the perfect stargazing spots. If you're lucky you may even spot the northern lights. Don't forget to bring warm clothes, blankets, and snacks!
DISCOVER the craft brewing & distillery scene
Each brewery and distillery in Revelstoke share one common theme; their product is a direct result of where they are based. You can taste Revelstoke in all of their products - from using ingredients sourced from our backyard to creating products designed to match the vibe of the town.
LUNA ARTS FESTIVAL
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!
LUNA REIMAGINED is working on details regarding their 2021 event & will be outlining a COVID-19 safety plan soon! Learn more here.
DISCOVER REVELSTOKE'S 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)! Head to the BC Interior Forestry Museum to see the fascinating collection of forestry machinery and learn about the area’s logging industry history. The Forestry museum also has a newly opened hiking trail to explore!
Grab a bite, dine, or unwind
With amazing options of cafes, pubs, food trucks, and boutique-style restaurants, it's will be hard to choose! Fuel up for a full days worth of activities or unwind with some warm local bites. Whether you're looking for a casual bowl of mac n' cheese or a farm-to-table dining experience, we've got the perfect food scene for you. See you downtown!
EXPLORE THE NATIONAL PARKS
Revelstoke neighbours two national parks which are full of activities for all ages & activities levels! Explore Mount Revelstoke National Park with a scenic drive up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, a relaxing walk through old-growth Cedars on the Giant Cedar Boardwalk, or hike to Eva, Miller, & Jade lakes for breathtaking views.
Discover all that Glacier National Park has to offer from the picnic area by the Illecillewaet River, to the accessibility-friendly Hemlock Grove boardwalk, to the plethora of alpine hikes such as Balu Pass.
Follow the revy rules.
BC requires proof of vaccination for people 12 and older to access some events, services, and businesses. There are currently additional Provincial Health Orders in place in the Interior Health Region:
- Everyone 12 years of age and older must wear a mask in all public indoor spaces
- Personal Gatherings: Outdoor personal gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people. Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household
- Organized Events With Proof of Full Vaccination (two doses): indoor organized events can have a capacity of 50 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater). Outdoor-organized events can have a capacity of 5,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater).
- High-intensity group exercise is now permitted, provided all participants and instructors are fully vaccinated with two doses.
If you are in Revelstoke, please ensure that you are taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and following provincial health guidelines.
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