Revelstoke made easy.

Below is a list of common questions from those who visit Revelstoke. Feel free to contact us ([email protected]) if your question has not made this list!

What is the Canadian currency?

The Canadian dollar is divided into 100 cents. There are 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. Smaller coins are 5, 10, and 25 cent pieces as well as of 1 (loonie) and 2 (toonie) dollars.

What measurement system is used?

The metric system - degrees celsius and kilometres!

What are the taxes?

The Government of Canada charges 5% goods and services tax (GST) on most purchases. BC charges a 7% provincial sales tax (PST). Accommodations charge a 2% MRDT.

What is the time zone in Revelstoke?

Revelstoke is in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT -8 hours).

What are the cannabis regulations?

Cannabis is legal across Canada. In BC, people 19 years of age and older may smoke or vape cannabis in private homes or on private property. Rules about consumption in public places vary by municipality, so visitors need to check the rules of the places they are visiting. It is illegal to take cannabis across international borders. Travelers are expected to understand and abide by international travel laws.

How much should I tip?

It is customary to tip restaurant waiters, taxi drivers and hairdressers 15% of the bill before taxes. Bellhops, porters, doormen, etc. generally receive at least $2 per suitcase or per service rendered. Coffee and food counters often have a tip cup next to the cash register; spare change is always appreciated.

What is the emergency number?

In case of emergency, dial 911.

Family hiking in Revelstoke rainforest


Where can I get a Parks Canada entry pass?
Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. You can buy your parks pass at the downtown Parks Canada Office (301 Third Street West), at the park gate in Mount Revelstoke National Park, or at the Discovery Centre in Glacier National Park.


Do we need bear spray?

Bears can be a common sight in Revelstoke. Parks Canada recommends that while on the trail, hikers should:

  • Make noise
  • Look for fresh bear scat
  • Travel in groups
  • Keep dogs on a leash
  • Carry bear spray and know how to use it
  • If you encounter a bear, give it LOTS of space
  • Follow trail closures and warnings
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Black bear cub in a tree in autumn.
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