Feel the stoke this winter when you visit the mountain town of Revelstoke. Home of the most vertical ski terrain in North America, Canada’s first permanent ski jump, epic winter adventures, and delicious local eats!
While Revelstoke mountain is a huge draw for skiers and snowboarders, the area offers a variety of options for all types of outdoor adventuring. Read on for our favourite unique adventures to try in Revelstoke this winter!
Things to See
Revelstoke is a quaint mountain town with lots of history, art, and outdoor adventure not to miss! For the moments when you’re not hitting the ski hill, here are a few other local attractions to check out.
Nels Nelson ski jump
The Nels Nelsen Hill was the first permanent ski jump in Canada! It was in use from 1916 – 1975, now this ski jumping hill is a must see historic sight in Revelstoke.
You read that right – Revelstoke has transformed the alleyways into outdoor art galleries, hence the name ‘alleries’! Make sure to stop by to check out the beautiful art on display in the alleyways between Connaught and Mackenzie Ave in Downtown Revelstoke.
Moses Creek Falls
This relatively short hike (0.8km) through a whimsical rainforest leads to a stunning waterfall. If you’re looking to get outdoors, this hike comes highly recommended due to it’s accessibility and jaw dropping views! To get there head to Westside Road and park in the marked parking lot, from there walk down to the gravel road to the riverside where the forested trail to the falls begins.
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Backcountry Skiing Revelstoke and Rogers Pass with Yervana Local, Konrad
Things to Do
While Revelstoke is a mecca of outdoor adventure, there’s plenty to fill your time in between exploring. If you want to get whisked away from the tourist hot spots and experience the true magic of Revelstoke, head out with a Yervana Local. With a variety of exciting seasonal Adventures to embark on, you’ll discover hidden gems and find what makes this mountain the definition of winter wonderland.
Get off-piste and explore acres of untouched terrain with a Yervana Local who knows the area well. Nestled between the Selkirk and the Monashee mountain range, Revelstoke offers wide range of conditions and plenty of fresh tracks in the backcountry! Connect with Yervana Local Konrad for an epic day riding the backcountry!
Avalanche Skills Training
Looking to venture into the backcountry all season long? Take a 2-day Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course to gain a solid foundation of avalanche knowledge, how to use Avalanche safety equipment, and the ability to pull it all together make smart decisions in the backcountry!
Take a break from slopes to explore on snowshoes! Revelstoke has some incredible trails to embark on – all with breathtaking views of the mountain ranges. Mount Revelstoke National Park offers a range of trails suitable for all explorers! Hit up the Inspiration Woods Trail for a quick 2.5km loop or extend your hike with the 5km Soren Sorensen loop!
Another local favourite is the trail to Sutherland Falls. Take in the majestic beauty of the falls after the 2.5km hike! The trailhead is located 23km south of Revelstoke on Highway 23 towards Blanket Creek Provincial Park.
Whether you plan to rent or buy your gear there are plenty of shops to hit up in Revelstoke! Valhalla Pure Outfitters offers both equipment rentals and for purchase make it an easy one stop shop to find the gear you need to explore.
Eats & Drinks
Fuel yourself for a day of adventuring or unwind from the day with a delicious meal, craft cocktails, or local brews! Whether your vibe is mountain view eats, cozy drinks by the fireplace, or a lively atmosphere for apres, Revelstoke has a place to go – here are a few of our favourites!
Great for post-adventure apres, at the Rockford Grill you’ll find bold global flavours, mountain views, and worldclass service, all at the base of the mountain!
Enjoy quality distilled spirits made from the finest local and sustainable ingredients at this small family ran distillery and cocktail bar. Cheers to winter adventures in Revelstoke!
Right next door you’ll find a locals favourite for casual eats and drinks at the Village Idiot.
A visit to Revelstoke would be a miss without a stop at the Begbie Brewing Co! Celebrating 25 years in business, this long standing craft brewery offers a family friendly tasting room, complete with a cozy fireplace to warm up as you indulge on flights & pints from 16 crafted taps paired with their artisan menu overlooking the magnificent Mt. Begbie.
Indulge on tacos and hand crafted cocktail at the Taco Club in downtown Revelstoke!
Drinks, bowling, and boardshop all in one! The Cabin offers a cozy and comfortable atmosphere making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after an adventurous day on the mountain!
How to Get There
Revelstoke is easily accessed by the Trans Canada Highway. Nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee mountains Revelstoke is neither too remote nor too accessible, part of the adventure is the trip into town!
Getting to Revelstoke from the east takes you through the dramatic peaks of Roger’s Pass on Highway #1. Coming from the west, you pass through the scenic Okanagan Valley.
You’ll want to book your flight into the Kelowna airport, once you arrive if you aren’t planning to rent a car you can catch the Stoke Shuttle. The shuttle runs multiple daily bus transfers from Kelowna International Airport to Revelstoke.
Catch the Rider Express bus for transportation between Vancouver to Calgary daily via Revelstoke.
Time for you to Catch the Stoke!
Revelstoke is a winter wonderland for skiiers, snowboarders, and winter lovers-alike! We hope you have an epic time catching the stoke – make sure to take us along on your adventures by tagging us on Instagram @myyervana or #yervana. See you on the mountain!
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