Jade Pass Trail, Mt. Revelstoke

Revelstoke

Revelstoke is a year-round adventure playground for the whole family, offering the outdoor enthusiast a taste of everything through all seasons. Located in the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia and nestled between the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges, this region is the gateway to nearby Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks with giant old-growth forests, glaciers and stunning views. Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, golf, attractions, paddle boarding, white water rafting, cat and heli skiing are all here to create lasting memories.

Hiking at Mount Revelstoke National Park in Revelstoke.

Location

On the Trans-Canada Highway between Calgary and Vancouver, 410 km (255 mi) west of Calgary on Hwy 1, and 565 km (351 mi) northeast of Vancouver via Highways 1 & 5.

The beach at the Three Valleys Lake Chateau in Revelstoke.

A Step Back in Time

In 1871, British Columbia agreed to join the Canadian Federation, based on the promise of a trans-continental railway to connect Western and Eastern Canada. The project proved to be extremely dangerous and expensive. In the summer of 1885, as the project was nearing completion, the banking firm Baring and Glyn saved the Canadian Pacific Railway from bankruptcy by buying the company’s bonds. Consequently, the community of Farwell was renamed by the CPR to honour Lord Revelstoke, the head of Baring and Glyn.

Revelstoke had become a prominent transportation and supply town serving the gold rush companies in the early 1880s and when the railway arrived in 1885 the town flourished becoming an important part of the trade route getting supplies in and out of the region. With the advent of the CPR, a lucrative forestry industry also developed. Revelstoke was officially incorporated as a city in 1899.

Craigellachie, just east of Revelstoke, is where The Last Spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven on November 7, 1885. This was the point where the railway, which was built from both ends of the country, met.

An aerial view of the Williamson Lake Campground in Revelstoke.

Contact Information

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Revelstoke & Nearby Accommodations

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Revelstoke Campground & RV Resort

Revelstoke Campground & RV Resort

Revelstoke

Come and stay at Revelstoke’s finest campground! Revelstoke Campground & RV Resort is nestled in a grassy, treed meadow with spectacular views of snow covered mountains and glaciers. This quiet, secure campground is family-oriented, featuring a heated pool for the whole family to enjoy. Our RV Par ... Read more
Lamplighter Campground

Lamplighter Campground

Revelstoke

Welcoming, picturesque and clean campground within walking distance to downtown. Grassy hookup sites in parklike setting with beautiful mountain view. WiFi, camp kitchen and play area. Off Hwy 1 W. take 23 S., first left (Nixon Rd). Weekly rates low season only. ... Read more
Williamson Lake Campground

Williamson Lake Campground

Revelstoke

Quiet and pristine lakeside setting. Minutes away from downtown Revelstoke. No trains or traffic nearby. Hiking and biking from campground or quick drive. Boat rentals, mini-putt, fishing, swimming. Follow signs from Hwy 1 to hospital and airport. Low season and high season rates. Best camping in Re ... Read more
Three Valley Lake Chateau

Three Valley Lake Chateau

Revelstoke

Nestled in the mountains, overlooking beautiful gardens and Three Valley Lake, our resort is a magnificent destination, so come explore our remarkable attractions. With over 200 guest rooms that include family suites, loft rooms and speciality suites, Three Valley Lake Chateau offers several types o ... Read more
Canyon Hot Springs Resort

Canyon Hot Springs Resort

Revelstoke

Located in beautiful Albert Canyon, between Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks, our resort is the ideal destination for family vacations. Relax in our hot mineral pools or discover pristine locations in the National Parks. We offer guests various accommodations, including our landscaped Cam ... Read more
Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

Nakusp

Relax, refresh and return. Come and enjoy the jewel of Nakusp! Nestled amongst the towering trees in the Selkirk Mountains, Nakusp Hot Springs is the perfect base camp for all of your outdoor adventures. Explore our spectacular natural and end the day with a relaxing soak in our mineral pools. We of ... Read more
KBR Campground (formerly Coachman Campground)

KBR Campground (formerly Coachman Campground)

Nakusp

A family-friendly scenic campground nestled between the picturesque Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. We cater to all campers from large luxury RV’s to tents. We are a family-owned business dedicated to providing each camper with a safe, relaxing and enjoyable environment. Your goal is to rela ... Read more
Nakusp Municipal Campground

Nakusp Municipal Campground

Nakusp

The Nakusp Municipal Campground is owned by the Village of Nakusp and is located in the heart of the Village, adjacent to the Community Park which includes the arena, ball-parks, soccer field and is 3 short blocks from the public beach. There are 40 treed camping sites, including 10 with power servi ... Read more
Three Islands Resort

Three Islands Resort

Nakusp

Three Islands Resort located on Summit Lake. Hwy 6, 15 kms south of Nakusp, BC. Full service hookups, pull thrus, tenting, washrooms, showers, laundry, sani-station, firepits, firewood, playground, swimming, fishing, boat rentals, boat launch, gazebo and pay phone. No debit or credit cards. ... Read more
Burton Historical Park Campground

Burton Historical Park Campground

Burton

Burton Historical Park Campground is one of the best kept secrets of the Kootenays. This lakeside campground offers a peaceful, relaxing and family-oriented atmosphere. The sites are spacious with views of Arrow Lake and surrounding mountains. Campers have access to beach and boat launch. Centrally ... Read more
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