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The Revy Rules: How to Travel Responsibly this Summer

Over the coming weeks and months, as restrictions of travel begin to ease during this active pandemic, Revelstoke is preparing to find the balance of welcoming visitors back while keeping our community safe. Your health is our top priority.

In order to travel responsibly this summer, we’re asking both locals and visitors alike to follow the Revy Rules outlined below. Find out what our business community is doing to be ready for your visit, and learn more about how you can adhere to this new normal!

When you arrive in Revelstoke, our staff at the Visitor Information Centre will be available to help answer any of your questions. We know you want to help keep Revelstoke safe and we want you to know that we are doing everything possible to keep you safe as well. Feel free to share with friends, family and neighbours so we can all embrace #TheRealStoke together.

1. Physical Distancing (2m)

Our community continues to abide by the 2m physical distancing regulations put in place by the province. Remember to respectfully stay two meters apart while you walk through Revelstoke’s downtown, enjoy our open spaces, and enter our cafés, restaurants and shops.

2. Minimize Numbers

While we would love for everyone to be able to come and enjoy our wonderful mountain town, now is not the time for large group travel. Work to restrict your group to limited numbers and travel with people you have already been in close quarters with. Please have only ONE person from your group enter our essential services (such as grocery stores, liquor stores, banks, etc.)

3. Sanitization & Touch Points

Practicing diligent hand-washing hygiene is one of the best ways we can all work together to prevent the spread of infection. Businesses throughout Revelstoke have mandatory sanitation stations in place for your health, safety and convenience. Please remember to wash and sanitize your hands as you enter and leave different businesses around town.

*Fun Fact* 
Did you know Monashee Spirits Distillery was one of the first distillers in BC to offer free hand sanitizer to help flatten the curve? Back in March they stepped up to fill the gap in sanitizer availability which is a by-product of their distillation process. Keep an eye out for their sanitizer in businesses throughout town!

Throughout town, measures have been put in place to minimize the amount of contact we have with one another. Plexiglass is installed at the front desk areas of the majority of Revelstoke’s accommodation, hands free door openers are fitted on the front doors of many local businesses, and restaurants begin to open while continuing to offer takeout and delivery options. Please remember to only touch things when necessary.

4. Respiratory Etiquette

Now is the perfect time to work on the lessons we teach our children. When out in public, remember to cough and sneeze into your elbow in respect of the people around you.

5. Avoid Touching Your Face

This may be the most challenging rule of all. Did you know the average adult touches their face around sixteen times an hour?! We couldn’t believe it either… until we started keeping track. Touching your face significantly increases the risk of contracting and transmitting viruses. Let’s all work to be mindful of our intent to keep our hands away from our faces.

6. Stay Home If Sick

If you are feeling unwell or have any cold or flu symptoms, please stay home and plan to reschedule your visit for another time! Our businesses have introduced new cancellation policies to ensure you don’t miss out on visiting Revy.

7. Be Kind

Remember, we’re all in this together. Kindness always matters.

Kind, welcoming words left in an anonymous note downtown Revelstoke.

This note was left by an anonymous local in Revelstoke’s downtown last week and conveys exactly what #TheRealStoke is all about. Our goal is to welcome you back and share our mountains, parks, and trails with you safely this summer. (They are too beautiful, fun and abundant not to!)

Stay Up To Date

As the health and safety of our visitors and our community is our number one priority, Revelstoke residents, businesses, facilities, activity providers, restaurants, and accommodations are working diligently to prepare for reopening by following provincial guidelines and industry best practices. All activity providers have created additional safety measures as well as implemented provincially approved guidelines for cleaning and physical distancing to keep staff and visitors safe. Due to limited space and modified group sizes, please call ahead to activity providers to see if there are additional guidelines to follow in advance of your trip.

We encourage you to start planning your future road trip to Revy! Head to our What’s Open page to find out when local businesses, attractions and trails are reopening so you can plan your visit this summer. To receive email updates on reopening please sign up here. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to our mountain town!

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