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How to be a traveller not a tourist in Revelstoke.

Traveller 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 traveller!

Here in Revelstoke we have a team of volunteers, primed and waiting to show you how to enjoy Revelstoke like a true traveller. Since May, Revelstoke has been part of Global Greeters, an international program designed to help travellers 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:

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.

Find the hidden gems

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!
Photo: La Baguette

Get the lowdown on the best coffee spots

Discover Revelstoke’s best beaches

Revelstoke’s 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.
Photo: Chris Payne

Discover Revelstoke's best beaches

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!
Photo: Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Step into the past

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!
Photo: Forrest the Vizsla

Get the inside track

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

The Story Behind Revelstoke’s Art Alleries

A playful twist on an art gallery experience in a typically marginalized location. Mounted proudly on the outdoor cinder block wall of a downtown alleyway, Revelstoke’s interpretation of a masterpiece stands to be admired by all who pass by. The Monaskisa by Leonardo da Vinski. An integral part of Revelstoke’s Art Alleries, the Monaskisa is…

Why December is the Best Month for Powder Skiing in Revelstoke

It’s hard to describe in words, so we’ll let this blog speak for itself. A deep, soft, untouched blanket of snow stretches before you. The cold air brushes your face as you gather speed down the slope ahead. Crystals are whisked into the air from your graceful and excited turns and dance in front of…


  • It is the time to visit the town of Revelstoke and the Revelstoke National Park. We tried to be there a few times in past years but the forest fires blocked us to reach there. The Revelstoke National Park is the last destination of the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks to us. It took us 40 years to discover the all Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks. We are looking forward to be there in this coming September.

    • mm

      Oh wow, that sounds like 40 years of fantastic adventures- we look forward to welcoming you in September, it’s a lovely time of year to visit! Let us know if you have any questions about your trip, we’d be happy to help.

      • We will be in Revelstoke September 4th. and stay there 3 day- 2 night. Exciting !!
        we will visit the visitor center 4th. afternoon first for plans in Revelstoke discovering.
        Thank you and see you.

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