This 8,000 resident town is at the western end of the Rogers Pass which is the major east-west crossing point for both the /Transportation-Canada Highway and the trans-continental railway traffic. Rogers Pass lies in Glacier national park and has some of the most scenic highway views anywhere in the world. The town lies at the junction of the /Transportation-Canada Highway and the Columbia River, which is dammed a few kilometres north of town. There are two grizzly bear statues that guard the entrance of town, and the middle of town is represented by Grizzly Square. The town has cobblestone streets and turn of the century buildings, causing locals to call it "Sesame Street."
Home & Garden Show (Apr), Demolition Derby (May), Childrens' Festival (May), Timber Day (July), Revelstoke Railway Days (Aug), Moutain Arts Festival (Sept)
Revelstoke is served by School District #19 (Revelstoke) which runs Arrow Heights Elementary School (Grades K-7), Columbia Park Elementary School (Grades K-7), Mount Begbie Elementary School – (Grades K-7 158 FTE) Mountain View Elementary School (Grades K-7) which was built in 1914, and Revelstoke Secondary School (8-12).
The City of Revelstoke is a major community on the /Transportation-Canada Highway, being the first town west of Roger's Pass and Mount Revelstoke National Park. There is an extensive downtown shopping district just south of the /Transportation-Canada.
The town is in the middle of the Monashee mountains, and at the edge of the Selkirks. Winter recreation in the area includes Mount Mackenzie Ski Area (Powder Springs) just south of town, and heli-skiing at a number of camps in the area. The town is a popular base for exploring the Mt Revelstoke National Park and the Glacier National Park, 70 kilometres east of the town. There's also a recreational hot springs to the east. The 18 hole Revelstoke Golf Course along the Columbia River on the north side of town is popular in summer, and is used for cross-country skiing in winter. The mighty Columbia River flows south at this point, with recreation south of town on Upper Arrow Lake.
Homes in Revelstoke run between $200,000 and $250,000