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Take a plunge in one of Revelstoke's swimming holes.

Summers in Revelstoke can get hot, but fortunately we have plenty of great spots to swim and cool down.

Whether you’re into a refreshing cold dip or a leisurely swim, Revelstoke has water of varying temperatures. Some lakes are small and warm fairly quickly in the summer, some are glacier fed and stay cool all summer long.

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Swimming at Williamson Lake.

1. Williamson Lake

Williamson Lake is the perfect spot for families to park up and spend a day. With a sandy beach, minigolf, picnic tables, a raft to swim to, a large dock, and boat rentals. If you’re camping in Revelstoke, Williamson Lake is a great spot. It’s biking distance to downtown but feels remote.

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Swimming after a bike ride at Martha Creek. Photo: Steve Shannon

2. Martha Creek Provincial Park

Martha Creek Provincial Park has a day-use area that is a perfect spot to take a cool, refreshing dip in Lake Revelstoke. If you're a downhill biker, it's right at the bottom of the Martha Creek Trail, so advanced riders can bike straight down and jump in! Lake Revelstoke is a massive body of water, so it’s a cooler spot to swim, but perfect for a hot summer’s day.  

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3. Wadey Recreation Site

Located 25 km north of Revelstoke on Highway 23 North, Wadey has an outstanding day-use area with picnic tables and a pebbled beach. Wadey is also on Lake Revelstoke, so expect cooler waters.

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Eva Lake in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Photo: Parks Canada

4. Eva and Miller Lakes

If you don’t mind hiking for your swim, Eva and Miller Lakes in Mount Revelstoke National Park are great little alpine lakes for swimming. The lakes are about a 2-3 hour hike each way, so you’ll work up a nice sweat before plunging in for a refreshing dip.

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Echo Lake Recreation Site near Revelstoke.

5. Echo Lake

Echo Lake is a great spot to enjoy warmer waters in a quiet, undeveloped setting. There's a trail all the way around this small lake, so it's a great spot to park up with a book in a secluded setting and spend a day. This lake is accessed by a logging road. 4x4 is recommended and radios are a must.

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.

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