If a city with a close-knit community, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, pristine lakes, and lush forests is what you’re looking for, then Revelstoke may be the right place for you. 

Located about an hour east of Sicamous, this mountain city is the halfway mark for Vancouver and Calgary. With a wide range of activities, opportunities, and a smaller population – approximately 8,000 – Revelstoke has a strong community that looks out for each other.  

Stay active all year long

When it comes to outdoor activities, Revelstoke is hard to beat. No matter what season or fitness level, there is something for everyone in this natural wonderland. 

During the summer, the city is vibrant with activity. Common activities include road cycling, mountain biking, hiking trails, rock climbing, camping, fishing, bird watching, boating, and much more. Revelstoke celebrates its breathtaking location by respectfully exploring every nook and cranny. 

Get ready for lots of snow. In the winter, Revelstoke receives some impressive snowfalls. While that may not sound great on the surface, it makes for an exciting skiing and snowboarding season on Mt. McKenzie, as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and cat- and heli-skiing.

There are also various events throughout the year that you won’t want to miss including the Summer Street Festival that runs for about 2 months from June to August and offers free live music every single night.

Live comfortably

While the primary economic industries in Revelstoke are forestry, public service, transportation, and tourism for summer and winter, there are plenty of other opportunities to find the perfect job for you in Revelstoke. 

Providing a wide range of job opportunities and support for the residents of Revelstoke, this city is full of all the amenities you will need, including restaurants, grocery stores, schools, a hospital, library, museum, and many more. 

Revelstoke has developed a strong early childhood education, including BC’s first two Neighbourhood Learning centres. These house a performing arts theatre, gymnastics centre, early learning hub, and youth services.

Located all over the city, there are free book swap shelves that are available. These are perfect if you want to try a new book. Just be sure to leave one for someone else!

Explore these points of interest

When it comes to places to eat, Revelstoke offers a diverse selection from delicious pizzerias, pubs, and sports bars to cozy cafés and elegant restaurants. Some top restaurants in the city include Paramjit’s Kitchen, Kawakubo Revelstoke, The Village Idiot Bar and Grill, and Craft Bierhaus. There’s truly something for every taste bud in the city.

Situated high above the city on Mt. McKenzie, Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in BC. If you love skiing and snowboarding or you would like to begin learning a new skill, then this ski resort is ideal.

For the history buffs or if you would like to learn more about the origins of Revelstoke, the Revelstoke Museum and Archives offers a wonderful recollection about the roots and progress of the city. They continue to put together engaging exhibits so be sure to check in regularly.

People of all ages can learn how to swim by taking lessons and having a blast at the Revelstoke Community and Aquatic Centre. There are various events and beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimming lessons that are available for everyone to enjoy.

The Enchanted Forest is located only 40 minutes away and is a family attraction that is known throughout all of BC. This magical wonderland offers adventures through the fairy tales we all know and love, a self-guided nature walk and paddleboat experience, SkyTrek adventure park, and an opportunity to witness the seasonal salmon run.

Consult a REALTOR®

Have you ever relocated to a new city and found it difficult to get situated? While there are always challenges to any move, relocating is much more difficult. From meeting new people and starting a new job to figuring out how to navigate the city, learn where everything is and how to get there — it’s quite the endeavour. Perhaps you have been thinking about moving to a new city or town but you’re unsure which one will suit you best. 

If a strong community that’s surrounded by nature with plenty of amenities is what you’re looking for, then be sure to discuss with your REALTOR® about real estate opportunities in Revelstoke. REALTORS® stay up-to-date on current trends in the industry and can find the best house in a wonderful neighbourhood to perfectly suit you and your family’s needs.


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November 21st, 2018 • 5 min read
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