When it rains, it pours
We’re stoked to live in the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Although, that means we experience our fair share of rain - an annual average of over 1200mm! You’ll likely see some wet weather when you’re in Revelstoke, so here is the ultimate guide of what to do here when it’s raining.
Travel back in time
Revelstoke is home to some fantastic museums. Learn about our industrial past and how the railway and forestry industry shaped Revelstoke at the Railway Museum and The BC Interior Forestry Museum and Forest Discovery Centre. Immerse yourself in our rich history with a walking cemetery tour or heritage building tour at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives.
Drink your favourite beverage
Revelstoke is home to two breweries, distilleries, and skilled baristas. Named Canada’s best brewery in 2017, Begbie Brewing is a great place to escape the rain and enjoy a flight in their tasting room. For an easily accessible brew, head to Rumpus Beer Co right downtown. There’s a constantly evolving menu, based on what people are enjoying. Just around the corner is Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery, our local source for vodka, gin, and special edition spirits. Stop in for an amazing cocktail and take home your own bottle of Revelstoke spirit. Alcohol not your thing? Go on a caffeine tour and taste coffee from each of our wonderful cafes.
Drive to epic experiences
There are some fantastic experiences just out of town if you feel like going for a drive. Head south and go for a soak at Halcyon Hot Springs. Head west and climb through the high ropes activities at Sky Trek Adventure Park, explore the magical Enchanted Forest, or visit the Ghost Town at Three Valley Gap. For a scenic drive, head to Highway 23 North and go on a tour of the Revelstoke Dam. Continue down the highway to surround yourself with mountains, glaciers, and forests and watch the sunset over Lake Revelstoke.
Brighten a gloomy day by visiting the exciting displays at our art galleries. The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre has new exhibitions every month and hosts many workshops. In the heart of downtown you can visit Art First; an independent art gallery showcasing local art. Meander the alleyways of Revelstoke you’ll find public art displays or ‘Art Alleries’ as we call them.
Go for a walk with your umbrella
Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to avoid the outdoors. The best thing to do when it's raining is to see a waterfall. Check out Begbie Falls or Sutherland Falls for a spectacular cascading display. Continue exploring by checking out the green belt trail network; it’s a great multi-use trail fit for families. Head to Mount Revelstoke National Park and stroll through Inspiration Woods for a picturesque rainforest experience
Hit the shops to find local treasures. Love Making Designs produces locally printed clothing, find locally made, high quality jewellery at Kat Cadegan Jewellery, or take home some gear from our variety of adventure tourism outfitters. Walking through our historic downtown is a great place to start your retail journey.
Don’t let the weather dampen your trip to Revelstoke. Pack your rain jacket and experience the full spectrum of the world’s only inland temperate rainforest.
Make sure to share your rainy Revelstoke adventures with us by tagging #TheRealStoke!
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