Make a splash in Revelstoke, BC.
Revelstoke is a water lover’s playground! If there is one thing that goes with epic snowfall, it’s epic run off! As the seasons change and the temperatures rise, the rivers and lakes around Revelstoke swell up with crisp, refreshing mountain water. If you don’t have a ton of time, here is a jam-packed Revelstoke Water Sports Itinerary that takes you on the best of the best, or read our blog post about paddling Lake Revelstoke.
Looking for white water rafting? Revelstoke is a great spot to test your mettle against the white water! We have two tour companies that run the famous Illecillewaet River. Check out our providers here.
Revelstoke Water Sports FAQs:
Can you rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards in Revelstoke?
Yes, there are several rental companies available. Check out our listings here.
When is the best time of year to go white water rafting in Revelstoke?
The Illecillewaet River offers higher water levels, with fast-paced action from June through early July. As the water levels drop so does the minimum age for rafting. High water is usually restricted to around 12 years depending on conditions but the lower river levels of later July and August allow us to take more families with smaller children.
Revelstoke Water Sports – Locals Tip
If you’re looking for the warmest water in town, head to Williamson Lake. This small lake is perfect for all ages, with picnic tables, small beach, and dock. Canoe and paddleboard rentals are available to to explore. Try to find a western painted turtle, they love to sun on the logs at either end!