One of BC’s “hidden gem” travel destinations. Skiing, hiking, museums, top-notch restaurants, cosy cafes–Revelstoke has it all!
Revelstoke is an exciting and adventurous place to visit. Those looking for peace and quiet find a sublime retreat in the quaint city and its beautiful natural surroundings. For more adventurous travellers, hiking and skiing make for a memorable trip. Jane loves finding opportunities to visit her hometown for a little regeneration. In part two of Jane’s Travel Series, you’ll hear about all the reasons why Jane loves coming home to this delightful mountain town. Find recommendations for Revelstoke hotels, restaurants, sights to see, and more.
Playing on the Mountains & Magic on the Columbia River
Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers Canada’s greatest vertical, at 1713 metres. The resort offers traditional skiing and lifts as well as Cat and Heli-skiing. You can also experience a winter wonderland with a snowshoe hike, or even try dogsledding! After a day on the slopes, warm up at one of the delicious restaurants at the resort, including the Mackenzie Common Tavern with a great selection of microbrews.
Hike your way to Begbie Falls, a charming waterfall on the Upper Arrow Lake. Check the trail report before you go, and bring your camera for amazing photo opportunities before the falls. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a novice looking for a pleasant stroll, Revelstoke has numerous walking trails of varying difficulties. Whatever the season, you can find a hike to suit you.
In the summer, Shuswap Lake makes the perfect vacation destination. Gaze over the placid water while strolling along sandy beach. The tree-covered mountains bring serenity to visitors–you’ll feel rested and refreshed in no time. In the winter, snowshoe through the Shuswap for a peaceful yet invigorating afternoon
Revelstoke Railway Museum
Spend a day inside learning about the amazing history of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Revelstoke Railway Museum is one of the largest railway exhibits in Canada. See a steam engine up close, or tour the interior of historic business cars. A great place to take the kids!
Meadows In The Sky Parkway
The Meadows in the Sky Parkway is an experience like none other. Drive a scenic mountain trail, paved for safe and easy access, almost 1400 metres vertically. The trail starts on the Trans-Canada Highway (elevation 470 m) and ends at picturesque Balsam Lake (elevation 1835 m). Hike one of the marked trails at the summit and view the fragile, beautiful subalpine flora of the area. You’ll get views here you can’t match anywhere else.
After a Long Day of Play, Rest in Comfort & Convenience
Naturally, when visiting Revelstoke, Jane stays at the Beruschi’s family-run hotel. The Regent has operated for decades–Jane’s cousin, Maureen Beruschi, has worked there for almost 50 years! The Regent Hotel carries the charming historic feel of Revelstoke into its modern rooms with up-to-date amenities. Each room is designed boutique-style, with no two exactly alike. After a peaceful night’s sleep, enjoy complimentary breakfast at the Mt. Begbie Breakfast Cafe.
Best Western Plus
One of the newest hotels in Revelstoke, the Best Western Plus offers reliable comfort in this beautiful mountain setting. You won’t believe the views from the rooms. Upload your best shots to social media thanks to the complimentary WiFi. As at the Regent, you can take advantage of shuttle service to some of the most popular restaurants and pubs in Revelstoke. See our Dining & Drinks section below for recommendations on dinner, a local beer, or a craft cocktail at the bar.
Good Food & Good Friends
112 Restaurant & Lounge
Local favourite, 112 Restaurant & Lounge is a fine dining experience in Revelstoke. Classic favourites prepared perfectly satisfy every palate, whether you’re enjoying fresh BC salmon or east-coast lobster. For a special experience, visit 112 during one of its live music nights.
This hole-in-the-wall pizza joint may look unassuming, but it makes unbelievably delicious Italian pies. Nico’s has classic pizzas, such as pepperoni & mushroom, or try one of their gourmet recipes. Round out your order with the melty indulgence of Quebec-style poutine.
The Village Idiot
For something on the eccentric side, try out this eatery and pub run by “toque wearing, beer drinking, pizza eating skiers & snowboarders.” Their menu is full of savoury items with quirky names (how about the “Ain’t No Thang But A Chicken Wang” wing dish?) The pub even offers complimentary shuttle service in the winter–give them a call for details.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails & Everything in Between
This charming bierhaus has a rotating tap list with some of the most delicious ultra-local brews around! The taps change frequently, but you should be able to get suds from companies such as Mt. Begbie Brewing Company, Four Winds, and Crannog Ales. The Craft Bierhaus also offers snacks and shareables (including seven types of mac & cheese!)
Savour the “spirit” of Revelstoke at Monashee craft distillery. Try samples of their local spirits, or order a craft cocktail to enjoy in the lounge. Monashee Spirits offers a quirky touch with free popcorn! They also take 25% off whiskey cocktails on Whiskey Wednesdays.
River City Pub & Patio
Live music, entertainment, happy hour specials, & more. You’ll find it all at the River City Pub, where you can order pub classics along with a local beer. The pub hosts live music shows, karaoke, UFC nights, and special events. You’ll always find something exciting going on here!
For a special night out, you’ll find live music and dancing at Revelstoke’s finest nightclub. Traverse rotates its drink specials as well as its DJs, all in a modern space with elevated stage. Fun & funky, Traverse brings music, glow yoga, punk shows, and more to the city.
The quaint and charming city of Revelstoke is still a part of Jane’s life–and her heart. If Kelowna is home for you, wherever your heart may be, the Agents at Jane Hoffman Realty can help find your perfect property. Contact us to learn more.