Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.
With the breathtaking Glacier National Park nearby, and bordered by both Mount Revelstoke National Park and Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Mount Mackenzie, Revelstoke will appeal to keen outdoor enthusiasts and extreme winter sports seekers.
Situated at a strategic crossing of the Columbia River, this Kootenay Rockies city (population: 7,230) is surrounded by the impressive and towering Selkirk and Monashee mountains.
From hiking and mountain biking in summer, to challenging downhill skiing, heli skiing, Nordic skiing, cat-skiing, backcountry skiing and snowmobiling in winter, getting out of doors here is mandatory – and compellingly convenient.
Revelstoke is one Kootenay Rockies community that is most definitely on the beaten track. The TransCanada Highway runs right through town, which makes for easy and very scenic road access from Calgary and Vancouver.
Highway 23 links Revelstoke with destinations to the south, including Halcyon Hot Springs, Arrow Lakes, Nelson, and Spokane, WA.
Strap on skis, get on a snowmobile, go for a hike, take in a museum, relax in a hot spring or breathe in the beauty of some remarkable national and provincial parks – Revelstoke appeals to the active and adventurous, and its "open" sign hangs year-round.
Revelstoke Skiing Activities Revelstoke is heli-skiing central. Check out Selkirk Tangiers heli skiing who offer single day as well as multi-day packages. The resort also offers Revelstoke cat skiing.
Revelstoke Alpine Adventures Mountain Guide Services offer a wide range of mountaineering activities such as ski touring, avalanche skills training and ice climbing. Sol Mountain Touring provides 3, 4 and 7 night fully guided and catered ski touring trips.
For cross-country skiing, the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club has 22km of groomed trails. The trailhead is 7km south of Revelstoke on Highway 23.
Snowmobiling Revelstoke has long been known as a mecca for sledding. Great Canadian Snowmobile Tours located just north of Revelstoke, offer a range of day-time, twilight and evening tours including fondue nights and chocolate moonlight rides.
Some of these tours only operate in March and April. For standard tours they offer trips for both beginners and experienced riders, and if you want to DIY they also provide rentals. Check out the trail maps provided the Snowmobile Revelstoke Society.
For a slightly less adrenaline-pumped activity you could go to the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre (600 Campbell Avenue). The pool provides plenty of fun year-round for children, the young at heart, and fitness freaks that haven’t used up enough energy skiing or snowboarding. In addition to swimming lanes, facilities include a waterslide, climbing wall, wading pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.
The Revelstoke Museum and Archives (corner of First & Boyle) provides an overview of the history of the town and district. During winter it is only open 1-4pm. The Railway Museum (719 Track Street West Revelstoke) also provides a great appreciation of the heritage of the area and the Canadian railway (closed Wed and Thurs over winter).
The Roxy Theatre (115 MacKenzie Ave) is a historical theatre but you won’t be stuck watching re-runs of the Blue Brothers. They show recent movies, but the cinema has the classic small town tradition of only showcasing one movie per week. The Roxy has super cheap prices.
If you need complete relaxation, there are various day spas around town.
Revelstoke is home to many locally owned and operated shops. Whether you’re looking for the latest outdoor gear and fashion trends or souvenirs to bring home, you’ll find it all in our quaint, heritage downtown area.
At the Revelstoke Mountain Resort there is a retail shop in the day lodge (gondola mid-station). In town there are quaint boutiques, gift shops, grocery stores, and numerous sporting goods shops selling ski and snowboard gear.
Ski and Snowboard Equipment and Clothing
The Revelstoke Mountain Resort shop is only small but it packs a lot in. They sell lots of impressive logo wear including t-shirts, hoodies, polar fleeces and caps. Lots of other Revelstoke souvenirs are also sold. They have limited ski and snowboard clothing and gear such as goggles and gloves.
Skookum Cycle & Ski (118 Mackenzie Avenue) in town sells cross-country, alpine ski and snowboard gear, but they only stock a small range of each discipline. They sell Salomon and Rossignol downhill skis, and Ride and Burton boards.
Outerwear is sold but don’t expect anything too glamorous – it’s more about functionality. If you’re after a colourful outfit for the slopes, try the snowboard shop in The Cabin (200 East 1st St).
The Selkirk Tangiers shop at the Hillcrest Hotel has a good range of Revelstoke and Selkirk Tangiers logo clothing, inner wear, helmets, goggles and other ski and snowboard accessories.
Revelstoke Souvenirs on 1st street is aptly named as it is solely dedicated to selling Revelstoke mementos.
Revelstoke General Shopping
There are at least four grocery stores in Revelstoke. One example is Southside Grocery (900 4th Street East) which also sells bakery and deli goods.
Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant
24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining.