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Revelstoke

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Revelstoke is a city in the Columbia-Rockies section of the Kootenays in British Columbia.

Understand[edit]

Revelstoke has a variety of online community and tourist resources.

Get in[edit]

Revelstoke is located on the Trans-Canada Highway 1, midway between Calgary and Vancouver. It is most easily accessible by car, but also lies on the Greyhound bus route, which stops in most communities. [2]

Get around[edit]

BC Transit operates several routes around Revelstoke, but the small town size makes walking/biking sufficient for getting around.

See[edit]

  • Revelstoke is known for its Railway Museum, Victoria Road, 250 837 6060 [3]. Contains exhibits on the building of the railway, the workers involved and current operations.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Revelstoke Mountain Resort, 2950 Camozzi Road (Heading south of downtown on Airport Way, left on Nichol Rd to the end, right on Camazoni Rd.), +1 250-814-0087, toll-free: +1-866-373-4754. Located on the West side of Mt. Mackenzie 6km from downtown Rossland, boasts the highest vertical run in North America. The resort does relatively less grooming than other resorts but gets 12-18m of snow yearly and has lots of terrain. The resort offers both food and ski/snowboard rental services. The shuttle bus or hitchhiking are two popular alternatives for accessing the resort from town without a car. $86/day at window but can get discounts..

Buy[edit]

If looking for ladies clothing, stop at Daspy Fashions in the Alpine Village Shopping Centre. Men can shop at Style Trend Clothiers in the downtown core.

  • Universal Footwear, Alpine Mall, +1 250 837-3855. 9am-6pm Mon-Saturday, 11-4pm Sunday.

True local shopping experience, offering great selection and unparalleled customer service. Clarks, Ecco, Josef Siebel, El Naturalista, Ms Moo, Scarpa, Dunham, Nike, New Balance, and so much more!

  • Outabounds (1st Street west). Outabounds sports a rustic but relaxed atmosphere, with wood burl tables and cordovan leather couches. A great place for an appres ski.

Eat[edit]

  • Woolsey Creek restaurant, 604, second street west (Corner of Garden Street), +1 250 837-5500. 5-10 pm. Casual fine dinning with cozy atmosphere, Patio and fire places. Duck Confit, Jambalaya, chorizo pasta, Beef tenderloin...and a good selection of BC wines. If you like good food, it worths the detour !!! $20.

- Frontier Restaurant, Trans Canada Hwy #1, +1 250 837-5119. Western themed restaurant located conveniently right off the highway. Not the fastest, but good food, and a nice place to stop for lunch.

Drink[edit]

  • Outabounds (1st Street west). Outabounds sports a rustic but relaxed atmosphere, with wood burl tables and cordovan leather couches. A great place for an appres ski.
  • The Village Idiot, 306 Mackenzie Ave, +1 250 837-6240. A bar offering good food and drink and retro ski decor, ideal for après or dinner after a day on the mountain. Their homemade pizza is a highlight.
  • [dead link]The Last Drop Pub, 200 3rd St. West, +1 250 837-2121. 11am-2am. Authentic British style Pub with 17 beers on tap and excellent food. Cozy up to the couches by the fireplace after day of skiing or stop in at night and check out whichever band is on stage. Live music 4 nights a week.

Sleep[edit]

  • Revelstoke KOA, +1 250-837-2085, toll-free: +1-800-KOA-3905 (562-3905). 200 RV and tent sites, Teepees, cabins, chalets, pool and pet friendly
  • 1 Poppi's Guest House, 313 First St. East (South-east end of downtown), +1 250-837-9192. Features 5 rooms with multiple beds with a home-like feeling. Pay by the room. Includes laundry machine, shuttle bus, boot driers, gear storage shed, kitchen, two common areas, computer, TV, wifi, some parking, and a room & ski lift ticket package deal. $60-110 double occupancy, season dependant.
  • 2 Samesun Hostel, 400 Second St. West, toll-free: +1-877-972-6378. $32 per dorm.
  • 3 The Cube Hotel, 311 Campbell Ave., +1 250-837-4086, e-mail: . Booking by the room. Offers kitchen, ski lift ticket discounts, complimentary breakfast, ski shuttle pass. $94/room, starting.

Go next[edit]

The Trans Canada Hwy #1 east of Revelstoke continues on to the town of Golden, passing through Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park on its way. The Rogers Pass discovery centre is definitely worth visiting, as are the multitude of small hikes within the parks.

Routes through Revelstoke
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