Traveler or tourist? What’s the difference?

Travel is about more than going to a place just to check it off a bucket list, it’s about experiencing the local vibes, taking in the things that make a place unique, and really experiencing all the place has to offer. If that sounds like your idea of good time, then you might just be a traveler!

Here in Revelstoke we have a team of volunteers, primed and waiting to show you how to enjoy Revelstoke like a true traveler. Since May, Revelstoke has been part of Global Greeters, an international program designed to help travelers get the best of the places they visit through local insights and insider tips. Best of all? It’s totally free.

The Greeters aren’t guides, they’re just people who are stoked on the beautiful place they live in and eager to show people what makes it so special; so you can experience Revelstoke like a true local; find tips, secret spots, and get a truly unique view of the town we love to call home.

Still need convincing? Here are our top 5 reasons to get a Global Greeter and experience Revelstoke as more than a tourist:

Man standing in front of Sutherland Falls

Find the hidden gems.

Sometimes the best spots are a little off the beaten track. Your Greeter can help you find those little slices of heaven that the guide books just don’t know about.

La Baguette coffee latte Revelstoke

Get the lowdown on the best coffee spots.

It takes a true local to know which coffee shops to hit for your exact java needs. Whether you’re after a drip or a fancy flat white- your Greeter will know just the place!

Woman standing on Lake Revelstoke

Discover Revelstoke's best beaches.

Revelstoke is full of secluded places by the water that you’d never spot from the road! Tap your Greeter for intel on where you can get a beach all to yourself.


Step into the past.

The museums in town are full of amazing facts about the history of Revelstoke, but they can’t tell all of the stories of the community. Whether it’s tales of yore, or more recent memories- your Greeter will be full of stories you won’t find elsewhere!

Dog mountain biking Stimulus Loop Revelstoke

Get the inside track.

Sometimes, a great ride is about more than finding a trail on a map. Not only do the many of the locals know where to find the best dirt based on the conditions, but they’ll also know how to link trails to make for a sweet day on your bike!

Once you’ve experienced Revelstoke as a traveler, it’ll be hard to ever imagine being just a tourist again!

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.

Proof of partial vaccination is now required to enter some businesses.