Local Area Attractions
Bearsdale Castle is a unique indoor attraction featuring hand-crafted miniature villages with model railway displays, plus western Canadas largest animated toyland exhibit that "comes alive" at the touch of a button. Also featured is a Last Spike heritage display, view tower, pedal cars for younger children, souvenir shop, picnic area and refreshments.
The last spike was driven in the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie on November 7, 1885.
Enjoy the view, nestled in a green meadow surrounded by glacier covered mountains.
Abundant trees, gardens and flowers
There are 40 different species of trees and abundant gardens and flowers.
The last spike driven in the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, November 7, 1885.
Revelstoke National Park / Glacier National Park
Explore the natural beauty of Mount Revelstoke National Park. The summit of Mountain Revelstoke is one of only a few areas in Western Canada where alpine meadows are easily accessible by vehicle. Here you will find the heavily flowered meadows that make this area famous. Park your vehicle near Balsam Lake and a Parks Canada shuttle bus will take you the final kilometer to the summit in July and August.
146 kilometers (90 miles) north of Revelstoke is the only Columbia Treaty Dam in Canada with generation on site at present. The huge underground powerhouse houses four generators with capability of housing six generators in the future. Free tours are offered from late June to early September to view not only the cavernous powerhouse, but the spectacular mountain view of the Columbia River Valley.
Drive the famous Rogers Pass and enjoy spectacular scenery, and many points of interest. Enjoy summer hiking trails and back-country winter skiing.
Halcyon/Nakusp Hot Springs
For more than a century, people have been drawn to the natural healing waters of Halcyon Hot Springs... Located on the shores of the Arrow Lake between Revelstoke and Nakusp, Halcyon Hot Springs Village and Spa is an elegant or casual escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.http://www.halcyon-hotsprings.com/
Revelstoke Power Dam
Just five minutes away from Revelstoke on Highway 23 North, the Revelstoke Dam boasts not only a spectacular view, but a magnificent 174 meter high, concrete gravity dam and a 122 meter high, 1,160 meter long, earth-fill wing dam. Free tours are offered from mid-March until late October to give the curious the opportunity to look down the sheer sides of the magnificent structure.
The main path of this old-growth forest provides the perfect setting for over 250 hand-made fairy tale figures. On the nature trail, visitors can stand inside a gigantic, 800-year-old hollow cedar tree. The forest is a unique, one-of-a-kind attraction for people of all ages. It is open from mid-May to mid-September.