Help limit the spread of covid-19
In order to travel responsibly, we're asking both locals and visitors to follow The Revy Rules. At this time, there is a provincial advisory in place in BC restricting non-essential travel.
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, keep an eye out for The Revy Rules posters around town.
Mask Up Revy! Please note that masks are now mandatory in indoor public settings and all retail stores.
Looking for more info? Our staff at the Visitor Information Centre can help answer any of your questions.
Share The Revy Rules with friends, family and neighbours so we can all embrace #TheRealStoke together.
1. Wear a mask or face covering
By Provincial Health Order, masks are now mandatory in indoor public settings and all retail stores.
We are asking visitors and local residents to please wear masks when it is difficult to maintain 2m distance from others, such as inside stores and along Mackenzie Avenue and other public spaces. Face coverings or masks will also be required at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, including in the Village Base, all indoor facilities, lift lines and while riding in the gondola and on chairlifts.
Free masks are available at the Visitor Information Centre.
2. Physically Distance (2m)
This winter it's essential that we continue to practice social distancing and keep 2 metres (or one ski length) away from others. 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 providers, hands free door openers are fitted on the doors of many local businesses, and restaurants continue to offer pick-up and delivery.
Remain vigilant, be patient, and help to keep yourself and others safe this winter.
3. Minimize Numbers
While we want everyone to 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.)
4. Sanitization & Touch Points
Practicing diligent hand-washing hygiene is one of the best ways we can all 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.
Did you know Monashee Spirits Distillery was one of the first distillers in BC to offer 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!
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Be patient, practical, and kind
Winter is going to look a little different this year. Our frontline staff are following protocols and doing their best to serve you. Remember, we're all in this together. Kindness always matters.
This note was left by an anonymous local in Revelstoke’s downtown and conveys exactly what #TheRealStoke is all about. We hope to be able to continue to share our legendary powder, small town vibes, and big mountain terrain.
Stay Up To Date
As the health and safety of our visitors and our community is our number one priority, Revelstoke businesses, activity providers, restaurants, and accommodations have worked diligently to follow 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 you safe. Due to limited space and modified group sizes, please call ahead to find out if there are additional guidelines to follow in advance of your trip.
We encourage you to plan ahead this winter and we look forward to welcoming you to our mountain town!
What to expect this winter.
Please refrain from visiting Revelstoke for non-essential travel at this time. The winter of 2020-21 is going to look a little bit different in Revelstoke. We're taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and following provincial health guidelines. That means that you may be required to wear masks, that restaurants and bars may have long wait times and that you will need to plan to accommodate changes in business operations. Please check current Provincial Health Orders before travelling.