Bask in mountain scenery

A year-round vacation spot, Revelstoke is an alpine playground high in the Kootenay Rockies offering some of the most spectacular scenery in Western Canada. With its rich heritage as a railway town and access to epic big mountain terrain, this historic crossroads is sure to be a favorite with kids and adults alike.

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Revelstoke is a true mountain paradise high in the Kootenay Rockies that boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in all of British Columbia just waiting to be explored by foot, by mountain bike, by river raft or on skis.

Regardless the time of year, this mountain town with historical ties to the great railway expansion across Canada in the 1800s caters to its visitors and guarantees an incredible vacation experience for the whole family.

Take time to walk through the centre of town and feel the vibe. Summertime brings live, family-friendly music events to central Grizzly Plaza. The mountains and forests are never far away and it’s easy to steal away for an afternoon at a local lake or a walk through the forest to an alpine meadow.

With the recent development of Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the village at the mountain base, Revelstoke’s underground reputation as a powder mecca has been unleashed and now not only backcountry skiers flock here each winter, but front and side-country skiers and riders make regular pilgrimages to the mountain, too. When an area gets an annual average snowfall of 15 metres, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of ways to celebrate winter here.

A vast network of cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails and snowmobile-friendly areas welcome powder-hounds for their sport of choice. For those looking to try something new, Heli-Skiing, cat skiing and ice climbing are popular here. And with some of the best mountain guides in Canada living and working in the region, Revy is a safe and thrilling place to check some of those things off the bucket list.

The active, down to earth lifestyle of Revelstoke has attracted an array of professional artists and chefs to the area. It’s hard to leave Revelstoke without a new favourite coffee shop or a collection of new purchases from the local clothing shops, outdoor retailers, specialty food shops, bookstores or gift shops.

Situated at a strategic crossing of the Columbia River, and bordered by both Mount Revelstoke National Park and Revelstoke Mountain Resort, this town of 7,000 is surrounded by the towering Selkirk and Monashee mountains.

Here you can savour breathtaking views of majestic peaks, glistening glaciers, lush forests, waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. Wander through Victorian era heritage buildings restored to their original splendor. Explore fascinating museums, including the Railway Museum, the Revelstoke Museum and the famous Fireman’s Museum. And take in festivals like Timber Days, and Railway Days.

Click here to read our feature article on Sutton Place in Revelstoke.