how to have a great time on a budget.
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 backountry
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 acquatic centre
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.
browse at the library
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.
see a movie
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!).
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 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 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.
climb the 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.
Follow the revy rules.
BC requires proof of vaccination for people 12 and older to access some events, services, and businesses. There are currently additional Provincial Health Orders in place in the Interior Health Region:
- Everyone 12 years of age and older must wear a mask in all public indoor spaces
- Personal Gatherings: Outdoor personal gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people. Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household
- Organized Events With Proof of Full Vaccination (two doses): indoor organized events can have a capacity of 50 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater). Outdoor-organized events can have a capacity of 5,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater).
- High-intensity group exercise is now permitted, provided all participants and instructors are fully vaccinated with two doses.
If you are in Revelstoke, please ensure that you are taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and following provincial health guidelines.