When to visit
- Very Favourable
What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
Best known for its ski hills, Revelstoke and its national park are well worth exploring in summer. The best time to visit the region is from June to September.
Once the snow has disappeared, you can take the spectacular Meadows in the Sky Parkway** to the summit of Mount Revelstoke.
WHAT TO DO
* = Interesting ** = worth a detour *** = worth a trip
The Revelstoke Dam, a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River, is a popular local attraction. It is the second largest power generating facility in British Columbia. Free tours of the dam are offered during the summer season.
Mount Revelstoke National Park**
The Meadows in the Sky Parkway winds its way to the summit of Mount Revelstoke, where mountain-top hiking trails lead through magnificent subalpine wildflower meadows**. The best time to visit is in July and August, when the blooms are at their best. The park also boasts the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail*, a half-kilometre boardwalk that takes you into the heart of the park's old-growth forest, among cedar trees that may be more than half a millennium old.
Glacier National Park*
Glacier National Park offers exceptional alpine scenery, a mild wet climate and a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife. Make a stop at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre* to learn about the triumphs and tragedies behind the building of Canada’s first trans-continental railway.
Where to eat
- $ Économique
- $$ Budget moyen
- $$$ Bonne table
- $$$$ Gastronomique
WHERE TO EAT
Village Idiot Bar & Grill ($)
This unique, friendly restaurant is sure to bring a smile to your face. Its casual ski chalet decor, humorous menu and quality pub cuisine have made the Village Idiot a favourite for locals and visitors alike. The burgers and made-to-order pizza are the house specialties.
306 Mackenzie Avenue, Revelstoke, BC / 250-837-6240
Woolsey Creek Bistro ($$$)
Clients are drawn to Woolsey Creek Bistro for its imaginative, flavorful cuisine and welcoming, funky atmosphere. At the same time, Woolsey Creek Bistro offers a sustainable dining experience that strives to minimize its ecological footprint and encourage local BC farmers.
604 Second Street West, Revelstoke, BC / 250-837-5500
Où dormir ?
- Very Favourable