Epic snowfall and sublime summers.
Revelstoke has a true seasonal climate. If you have your heart set on a particular activity, make sure you plan accordingly. Our heavy winter snowfalls mean that our alpine trails are not accessible early in the summer season.
Our winters are famed for snow. Expect average temperatures around -5 celcius in the valley bottom, although be prepared for occasional colder spells. Throughout most of the winter, snow will reach from mountain top to valley bottom. Typically the snow melts out from the valley bottom around mid-April. If you’re planning on visiting from late November to March, plan on doing snow based activities.
Spring in Revelstoke sees cloudier skies and some precipitation. In the alpine, this precipitation sometimes falls as snow. Spring is a great time in Revelstoke to tick off all of your sports in one day! It’s often possible to ski and mountain bike on the same day. It’s also a great time for waterfall viewing, kayaking and road biking.
Our warmest temperatures are from May 30 to September 5, with an average daily high temperature above 20°C. Our alpine trails are typically accessible in July, with some exceptions for caribou closures. July, August and early September are the best months to get into the alpine and to explore our National Parks. Find your guide to the summer here.
Before the snow flies, there are a ton of great activities available. Snow typically begins to settle in the mountains around the end of September, and in the valley around the beginning of November. It’s a great time to soak in the hot pools after a day on the trails. Find out about fall activities here.
Revelstoke is located in the World's Only Inland Temperate Rainforest.
Revelstoke might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of rainforests, but we’re actually in the middle of the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. With a mixture of old growth trees and a wealth of different species of plants, it’s a haven for all kinds of wildlife and we think this makes it a pretty neat place to explore and try out some rainforest adventures.Rainforest Adventures