A Quick Guide to Revelstoke B.C.
Revelstoke has a little bit of everything: mountains, nature, and great eateries!
If you’re lucky to spend a day or two in Revelstoke, make sure to do so! It’s nestled in between snow capped mountains and embraces a relaxed, chill vibe. Revelstoke is often overlooked as it’s a small town with just under 10,000 people but trust me, it’s worth the stop.
The last few times I’ve been to Revelstoke, I’ve stayed at The Regent Hotel which is right in the heart of Downtown Revelstoke. It has two restaurants attached to it, a massive hot tub, a great continental breakfast, and is in walking distance of everything downtown.
Only have a day or two to explore?!
These are the best things to do in Revelstoke:
- Revelstoke is famous for its ski hill
The area of Revelstoke receives a tremendous amount of snow in the winter, so Revelstoke Mountain Resort is full of amazing powder! Definitely hit the slopes if you’re visiting in the wintertime as they boast a world renowned skill hill as well as the longest run in Canada.
- Hike Mount Revelstoke National Park
There is no shortage of hiking in Revelstoke as it’s surrounded by mountains. Revelstoke National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in Canada and is home to all kinds of trails. A pass is required to enter the park, but it is maintained with informative maps and guidelines. We had planned to do the big Eva Lakes hike but unfortunately, it was still too snowy in June. For something less challenging, check out the Giant Cedar Boardwalk. It’s located about 20 minutes outside of Revelstoke that takes you through an old growth forest.
- Ride The Pipe Mountain Coaster
I think this is such a unique activity that Revelstoke offers! The Pipe Mountain Coaster is located at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and is fun for the whole family! To access, you take the gondola up and then it’s a 3-5 minute ride down. The ride is full of twists and turns and you can control how fast you want to go, up to 40km/hr. This place is a must if you’re passing through Revelstoke!
- Explore Downtown Revelstoke
Revelstoke’s Downtown core only consists of a few blocks so it’s easily walkable. I recommend grabbing a coffee for your stroll and then browsing all their boutiques and storefronts – they have some really cute ones and most are independently owned. On Saturday’s, be sure to check out the Farmer’s Market, and take a walk along the riverfront.
- Check out all the best eateries
With it being a small ski town, you wouldn’t expect Revelstoke to have the great food scene that it does. Some of my favourite eateries include: Dosa Cafe for coffee, The Village Idiot for drinks and yummy food, and Main Street Cafe for breakfast. Revelstoke’s dining experience will surely impress you!
There you have it! Be sure to save this post for next time you’re passing through Revelstoke. It’s one of BC’s best outdoor playgrounds! You can also check out my Revelstoke reel as well as my ‘My favorite small towns to explore in BC’ blog.