Adventure, natural beauty, and small-town charm come together in Revelstoke, BC, which is nestled along the banks of the Columbia River. Considered a “must-do trip” on National Geographic’s Ultimate Adventure Bucket List, this vibrant mountain town a wonder place to live and visit, which is why Hilltop Toyota is proud to serve this community.
While the date of Revelstoke’s incorporation as a city is March 1, 1899, it was actually settled before that time. The town was originally founded during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Because of its location so close to the Railway, it was considered one of the largest and most prominent communities in the province’s interior. This made Revelstoke a hub of activity and saw it equipped with a wide range of facilities normally only seen in big cities, including an Opera House and the largest department store in the interior of the province.
Over the years, the town continued to flourish, becoming well-known as a ski-jumping center. Revelstoke boasts the first ski-jump in North America, which was built in 1915, and continues its prominence as a winter-sport destination even now.
Things to Do
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
There is plenty of activities to do when you want to head outdoors in Revelstoke. From world-class snowmobile trails that are blanketed by up to 60 feet of snow each year to more than 25 km of Nordic trails, the options are endless. You can dog sled, snowshoe, and paraglide – and that’s just the winter fun Revelstoke offers. In warmer weather, explore Mount Revelstoke and the Glacier National Park that’s on the town’s doorstep or head out on your mountain bike. You can even enjoy a round at the town’s Championship Golf Course that borders the Columbia River.
Relax in the Hot Springs
Relax and take a breather in one of the town’s many hot springs. With so many options to choose from, you can find the ideal spot for your needs from a full-service, resort-level hot springs experience to a more rugged, natural option. Some options include Halcyon Hot Springs, Crazy Creek Hot Springs, and Canyon Hot Springs.
Step Back in Time
Revelstoke has multiple museums to check out, helping increase your understanding of the area and its history. The Revelstoke Museum & Archives, which is located in a historic former Post Office, has a range of exhibits that highlights the town’s past, including one called the “Land of Thundering Snow.” This exhibit in particular talks about Canada’s most deadly avalanche. Other museums in town include the Revelstoke Railway Museum, the BC Hydro Revelstoke Dam, and the BC Interior Forestry Museum.
Hilltop Toyota is proud to serve Revelstoke, BC and the surrounding area. Contact us for any of your automotive needs — or stop by to say hello and check out our shiny new Toyota models.