Experience the attractions that make Revelstoke one of the best places to live, explore, and experience with your family.
Summer: On a hot day, nothing beats the local swimming hole at Williamson Lake. Another great new option is the River Pirates– a theatre adventure on water! West of town, we recommend SkyTrek, The Enchanted Forest, and Three Valley Gap; these activity spots are great for kids of all ages with varying degrees of adventure.
Winter: Start at Turtle Creek at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, which features a magic carpet for beginner skiers and a fun tubing area. After a day outdoors, hit the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre, a world-class facility with a beautiful pool, slide, hot tub, sauna, steam room, and lazy river.
Summer: Mt. Revelstoke National Park is a great hiking spot for all ages. The 26km drive brings you to the alpine at the top of the mountain, where you can hike as long or as little as you like. In the afternoon, bring a picnic to Martha Creek Provincial Park, 17 km north on Hwy 23. Explore the large shoreline and enjoy a great playground with scenery that can’t be beat!
Winter: Round up the GT racers and head out to the Mount Revelstoke Nels Nelsen ski jump area. Head over to the hut for a great toboggan run. In the evening, rent a pair of snowshoes and take the gang on a moonlight tour of the Greenbelt, or hit the bowling lanes at The Cabin.
Summer: A family visit here just wouldn’t be complete without a lap on Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s newest attraction, The Pipe Mountain Coaster. For a different type of ride, Mount Macpherson offers a two-wheeled mountain biking experience – try Stimulus, Dusty Beaver, or the new Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park in Mt. Revelstoke National Park.
Winter: Nordic skiing at Mt Macpherson is a great family activity. Bring some hot chocolate in a thermos for a treat at the Ole Sandberg Cabin. In the evening, take in a Grizzlies game; it’s great hockey and is just as much fun to watch the fans made up of skiers from all over the world! Or, check out Peak Axe Throwing for a unique Canadian experience.
Revelstoke Family Fun FAQ’s
We’re only here for a few days this summer. Is there a family fun itinerary you can recommend?
If you are only here for a short while this summer, here is a jam-packed Revelstoke Summer Family Fun Itinerary. Here are some more tips for road tripping through Revelstoke with kids. (If you’re here in the winter, we’ve got a Winter Family Fun Itinerary for you too!)
Where can I find more information about Revelstoke family fun?
The Revelstoke Visitor Experience Guide is a great resource for more information about what’s available for families. We recommend following the green circle for family fun. Also, check out the Events Schedule to find a list of festivals and events and to join in on the fun!
Revelstoke Family Fun – Locals Tip
Some of the best Revelstoke family fun is easy on the pocket book! If you’re here on a Saturday (May-October), the Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market offers local fare for you to browse. If you are here during the summer months, take the gang dancing in the streets – We are the only place in British Columbia to have a street festival that runs more than 60 consecutive nights of free live music from June-August. Check out who’s on tap for tonight!