Getting out and about can be pricey- but it doesn’t have to be! There’s so much to do here in Revelstoke with tons of economical (and free!) options. Here are some of our top picks for fun activities in Revelstoke that don’t break the bank:
Enjoy the backcountry
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The beautiful scenery around Revelstoke is one of the main reasons most people visit and, even better, it’s cheap or free! Get out and take a hike in Glacier National Park or explore Lake Revelstoke on Highway 23 North.
If you’re feeling like a longer trip, why not set out on the Mt Cartier trail or explore the iconic Mt Begbie?
Head to the Revelstoke Museum and Archives
There’s even more to the Revelstoke Museum than their great exhibits. Don’t miss the famous Brown Bag history talks every second Wednesday- for just $8, you can learn all about the area from a local expert with a hot drink and cookies included!
If you’re the crafty type, the museum also has a craft club every Friday. Take along whatever you’re working on and socialise while you work.
Check out the Revelstoke Community Pool
Revelstoke’s public pool is a fantastic facility, it features a full sized pool with an overhanging climbing wall and waterslide, as well as a large leisure pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and lazy river. It’s a practically a health club for a fraction of the price.
Discover Revelstoke Library
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As well as a wealth of books to loan at the library, you can also find clubs, talks and other special events here almost every week. Swing by or check their website for an up to date list of their upcoming events.
Go chasing waterfalls
Revelstoke has lots of beautiful waterfalls that are easy to access until the snow flies. Check out Sutherland Falls at Blanket Creek Provincial Park for an easy walk to the falls or Begbie Falls for a view with a little more of a hike.
Tightwad Tuesday at the Roxy
Every Tuesday, catch a movie at the heritage Roxy Theatre for just $6. See if you can resist their real butter popcorn on the way in (we bet you can’t!).
Learn about the stars
On October 18th the pop up planetarium is coming to Mt Revelstoke National Park. Take the kids to learn all about the night sky in the middle of the day time! Find out more about their schedule here.
After, there are lots of ideal places to go and look for what you’ve learned about in real life. Head to the flats off Airport Way, or up Highway 23 North for spots with little light pollution that are perfect for stargazing.
Support the Revelstoke Grizzlies
The Revelstoke Grizzlies‘ games are always an entertaining way to spend an evening. Enjoy the action packed junior B hockey as the Grizzlies take on their opponents in front of a lively crowd!
Try your hand at drop in curling
Gather your friends and head to the rink for an evening of curling hilarity. Don’t worry if you’ve never curled before- volunteers from the curling club are on hand to show you the ropes. All you need to take part is a clean pair of running shoes and $5! Drop in sessions start in December- check the Stoke List on Thursdays nearer the time for scheduling information.
Take a trip to the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre or stop by Art! First on 1st Street to see beautiful pieces by local artists.
Climb to the old ski jump
Explore the Nels Nelsen historic area at the base of Mount Revelstoke. Hike up to the Nels Knickers ski jump area and discover what it was like to ski jump from the record setting jump there. If that’s not your thing, let the kids burn off some energy at the Beaver Lodge bike park in the base area.
Once the snow is on the ground, the ski jump site becomes an avalanche area and is closed to the public.
Show off your skills in the Kovach skate park
Revelstoke’s skate park just got a major facelift. The brand new skatepark is set to open in October 2018 and will be bigger and better than before!
Soak up the coffee culture
Revelstoke has a multitude of coffee shops to grab a delicious drink and snack without breaking the bank. Relax with friends or hang out and watch the world go by.
Find a deal at Moonlight Madness
Snap up those Christmas bargains at Moonlight Madness. Find the best deals downtown on November 23rd, when stores open their doors for a one night only shopping spectacular!
Give back at the Volunteer Fair
Many of Revelstoke’s brilliant community initiatives run on volunteer power. Visit the volunteer fair on Friday 27th November at the Community Centre to find opportunities to give back and make the world a little better.