If you’re looking for a day of rest from the slopes, then the Revelstoke region offers a few relaxing options, as well as some more high-octane adventures into the mountains.
Sightseeing in Revelstoke
Local attractions include Mount Revelstoke National Park and the stunning Glacier National Park. There are also two small museums in town, the Revelstoke Museum & Archives and The Railway Museum, both of which give an interesting overview of the history of the town and the region.
Leisure activities in Revelstoke
To find out about all of the outdoorsy activities available to you, visit the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre at the village base, where you’ll find information on snow tubing, Nordic skiing, snowmobile tours, paragliding and dog sledding. The Sutton Place Hotel at Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers a fully-equipped gym for guests where you can try après-ski yoga classes to stretch out your ski muscles. The hotel also offers a year-round outdoor pool as well as three lovely outdoor hot tubs.
If you’re not staying at the village base and fancy a dip, then you’ll find the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre in town, equipped with a large pool, water slide and wading pool. It’s always a hit with children, and there are hot-tubs, steam rooms and a sauna for all out relaxing too. There are a few shops around town for an afternoon of souvenir shopping, and the Roxy, a beautiful old movie theatre, shows films daily.
Festivals and events in Revelstoke
The resort hosts several events throughout the season. The Swatch Free-ride World Tour by North Face is the flagship winter festival in January, celebrating Revelstoke’s free-ride culture. It’s also the only stop in Canada on the Swatch circuit! This international ski and snowboard contest is celebrated with a week-long series of events by the Revy Free-ride Festival. In February, the Winter Spirit Festival commemorates Revelstoke’s long skiing history with ice sculpting, a rail jam and events celebrating Revelstoke’s cultural and culinary diversity. Then in March and April, the Spring Events Series features live music, spring powder and plenty of fun in the sun.