Backpackers Guide to Revelstoke – Canada

Nels Nelson Ski Jump Revelstoke

Revelstoke is a town in the south west of British Columbia Canada. Surrounded by mountains and breathtaking scenery, the destination is ideal for an outdoor/adventure enthusiast.


What to do

Explore Downtown: This can easily be done in a few hours. The town itself isn’t remarkable, but the setting is with mountains in every direction.

Nels Nelson Ski Jump: A historic ski jump site located up Mount Revelstoke, definitely worth checking out.  The view from the top is amazing, as seen below. The ski jump is no longer used but still fascinating to see. Wear shoes and follow the trail, the slope is deceivingly steep. Revelstoke

Revelstoke Dam: A massive hydroelectric dam surrounded by rocky mountains. The dam is about 5kms out of Revelstoke, if you dont have a car dont worry too much about missing out on this. If you do have a car, it’s worth the trip.

Begbie Creek and falls: A must do for nature lovers.

Blanket Creek Falls: Another great location for nature lovers, about 20 minutes out of Downtown Revelstoke.

Blanket Creek Falls Revelstoke

The Enchanted forest: Just outside of Revelstoke is the Enchanted Forest, an adventure destination offering Zip lining, high ropes courses and more.

Enchanted forest Revelstoke ZipLine

Halcyon Hot springs: A great place to kick back and relax after a day of hiking.

What to do in Winter

Revelstoke is a winter lover’s paradise offering downhill skiing or snowboarding, snowmobiling and heli skiing as well as snowshoeing, ice skating and dog sledding.

What to do in Summer

Mountain biking, white water rafting and hiking are popular summer activities. See the visitor Info centre for more information on tours and trails.

Recommended trip length

I recommend staying for 3 days.

Getting to and around Revelstoke

You can get to Revelstoke from any location in Canada via Greyhound.

Once in Revelstoke, you can use the local bus or simply walk as most things are within a walking distance.

Some attractions require a car.

Where to stay

Samesun Hostel: Located in the centre of downtown Revelstoke.

There are also a number of small B&Bs.

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