Resting on the Columbia River in the shadow of the Selkirk Mountains, Revelstoke is a hub for outdoor adventure in Canada’s Glacier National Park. In winter, powder hounds flock to Revelstoke Mountain Resort, once titled “the greatest ski resort on Earth”.
Things to do in Revelstoke
Scale the heights of Glacier National Park on an exhilarating high-country climb that rewards hikers with exceptional panoramic views across Rogers Pass. For a family-friendly trek, take a leisurely stroll beneath giant moss-covered cedars on the Hemlock Grove Boardwalk or through alpine meadows strewn with boulders on the Rockgarden Trail.
Seasoned skiers can tackle North America’s longest vertical descent in Revelstoke Mountain Resort, while beginners can practice on the gentle slopes and go tubing at Turtle Creek Fun Park. In summer, drive along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, which climbs Mount Revelstoke through fields of wildflowers and past Balsam Lake to the summit lookout at 1,930 meters above sea level.
Soothe your aching muscles and let your worries melt away as you bask in one of Revelstoke’s hot springs perched high on Monashee Mountain. You can combine healing waters with panoramic views over Upper Arrow Lake at Halcyon Hot Springs or experience steaming mineral waters amid towering cedars at Albert Canyon Hot Springs.
Tour Mt. Begbie Brewery, which has won the Canadian Craft Brewery of the year. Treat yourself to a tasting paddle of small-batch brews while relishing the rugged scenery of the Columbia mountain range.
Getting around Revelstoke
Revelstoke is serviced by Kelowna International Airport and coaches from across British Columbia. Located on the Trans Canada Highway, Revelstoke is a five-hour drive from Calgary and seven hours’ drive from Vancouver. Once in Revelstoke, buses and bikes provide transport around town.