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January 1970

Top Ten Things to do in Revelstoke

  1. Biking

Revelstoke is a hidden gem in the bicycle community best known for its high alpine trails and breathtaking views of the Columbia Valley. Mt MacPherson bike trails offer 40km of Classic single track with endless variations for all difficulty levels. Be sure to take a ride on Frisby Ridge, a flowy single track that winds through old growth forest and alpine meadows. Martha Creek, another local favourite, offers 5,138 feet of descent and finishes on the shores of the Lake Revelstoke. Post bike swim anyone?

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  1. Climbing

The Birthplace of Canadian mountaineering; the Selkirk Mountains have a ton of alpine climbing to offer during the summer season. The Northwest Ridge of Sir Donald is definitely the poster child of the area. We have plenty of options for cragging around town before the alpine season is on. Ranging from easy, to epic sport climbs, there is something for everyone. From the 15m high walls of shaketown, to the 15 pitch cliffs of the Columbia buttress. Check out the local guidebook Revelstoke Rocks by Ruedi Beglinger, local ski/climbing legend.

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  1. Fishing

Revelstoke is nestled next to the Columbia River home of the mighty sturgeon. While you cannot fish for these mighty giants of the deep, there are some substantially sized Dolly Varden or Bull Trout prowling in the currents. If you prefer playing in some slower moving waters why not try going behind the Revelstoke Dam to the magnificent Lake Revelstoke Reservoir where a tin boat and a gang troll can hook you up with some Kokanee salmon. Keep in mind revelstoke is surrounded by a many mountain lakes and cricks for all your fly/casting desires. Please be sure to pick up a copy of the BC fishing regulation booklet and get your BC fishing licence (available online) to keep our fish populations tip top.

  1. Farm/Craft Market and Street Fest

Every Saturday morning from 8am to 1pm, May 5th to October 27th downtown Revelstoke hosts a lively and full farmers market on Mackenzie Avenue. It features amazing local farmers produce including but not limited to: fresh fruit, veggies, organics, artisan cheeses and honey. Revelstoke is no slump in the in the Arts and Craft department to boot, boasting a plethora of talented arts and crafts vendors including: distilleries, leather work, fine art, potters and natural beauty products. At Night the street transform at 6:30pm-9:30pm 7days a week for the Summer street fest! Have a bite to eat on the patio of adjacent restaurants and enjoy sweet tunes from June 23rd to August 26th.

  1. Paddling

Canoeing, Kayaking, SUPing, flat or white water, Revelstoke has a little bit of everything to offer the paddling enthusiast. Many of our local white water creeks run year round from either glacial runoff or heavy rains. The Columbia River offers huge open spaces to paddle and explore, whether you are fishing, camping or just out for some exercise. If you want to get out on the water but don’t have a boat of your own, renting a SUP from Stoke Paddle boards is a great way to go!

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  1. Mountain Coaster

Rip down Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Pipe Mountain Coaster, a 1.4 km ride that twists and turns through the ski hill’s open runs and tight trees. Scream through the tunnel, and bonus points if you don’t touch the brakes! This ticket also gets you access to the lower gondola. Children 3-12 are welcome to ride tandem with an older buddy!

  1. Hot Springs

In need of some R&R? A soak in one of the many hot springs is just the answer. We are well known for our rainy season. This is the ticket for many locals to make it through the lack of sunshine. Head down to the ferry across Upper Arrow lake and drive to your favourite hot spring. Commercial or natural, both are great, although you are much more likely to encounter nudist enthusiasts in the natural tubs ;)

  1. Hiking & Trail Running

All day epics seems to be the norm for Revelstoke hikes! Most of our classic hikes, start at valley bottom and rise over 1000m to the treeline and alpine. If you’ve got the time definitely use it to get up high. If you are looking for a quick fix; a stroll through the world’s only temperate inland rainforest makes for a great afternoon. The lush green mosses, and huge canopies are even enjoyable in the rain…If you’ve spent any time here during fall, you know all about it.

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  1. Camping

With two national parks within an hour’s drive, it’s no surprise that Revelstoke has some prime camping. The best part is we have so many other areas outside of the parks that offer different experiences. Big beaches along the Columbia River, hidden coves on Lake Revelstoke, and wooded sites up the numerous logging roads around town. The backroads map book is a great way to discover a site that suits you and your group perfectly!

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Glacier National Park of Canada

  1. Paragliding

Sit back, relax and take it all in… from the air. Tandem paragliding gives the opportunity to see the Columbia Valley from a whole new angle. This awesome activity takes place year round, as long as the skies are clear.

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