Revelstoke’s Fun Summer Attractions
There are lots of fun summer attractions in Revelstoke! Summer time in Revelstoke is paradise; with the small-town charm, fresh mountain air, glistening Columbia River and surrounding mountains, there is endless opportunity for outdoor adventure.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort isn’t just for skiing anymore, now a top summer resort, with adrenaline pumping family fun, check out these summer attractions:
The Aerial Adventure Park
Get your adrenaline pumping as you challenge yourself to swing, climb, zipline, jump and free fall through this four-story aerial park. With over 50 different obstacles varied from beginner to advanced, climb across the Rings of Madness, the Bear Paw Bridge, climbing wall and enjoy the thrill of two 50-meter ziplines. From the highest point of the course, test your will as you free fall to the bottom. This is a guided two-hour experience to ensure lots of time to conquer the obstacles. Operating daily for 8am-6pm during the summer as an ultimate summer attraction.
The RMR, a great way to explore the mountain and see what hides under all that snow! To access the trails take the Revelation Gondola to mid-mountain, here you start the Stoke Climb, a total distance of 7km and the access to the other two trails. To reach the downhill trail, the Fifty Six Twenty, climb the full 7km to reach an elevation of 1713 meters, take in the postcard views before you embark on an flowing 15km top to bottom downhill trail. Access the enduro style trail, the Greely Trail, from the Stoke Climb and enjoy the 4.6 km up and down. Rent a performance enduro or E-bike and all the safety gear you will need from the rental shop at the base of the mountain. Check out the rates and trail map here.
Peak Axe Throwing
A true Revelstoke test, unleash your inner mountain lumberjack with outdoor axe throwing at the resort. Payment is based on axes thrown, as they say, get 10 chucks for 10 bucks! Start with a short lesson, followed by 5 practise throws before the real challenge begins, throw a bullseye to win a prize! Eight people throw at once and is based on a first come, first serve basis.
The Woodchuck Disc Golf
Take in the stunning postcard views of the resort by challenging your friends and family to a game of disc golf. Summer attraction for the family! Now with 18 holes the course is broken in two sections, the first nine holes start near the village base, but load into the all glass gondola and take a scenic ride up to reach the remaining 9 holes and complete the course. Head to the R Gear to rent a disc for $10, check out the selection of drivers, midrange and putters for purchase, and grab your free score card.
River Pirates: Wild Blue Yonder Rafting Company
Set out on an epic journey with the crazy Captain and First-Mate on an improv style pirate themed white-water rafting tour. This 2.5-hour experience includes a 1-hour float on a calm 9km section of the Columbia River, just outside Revelstoke. Kids are asked to choose their pirate name, given a map to the buried treasure and dressed the part with bandanas, face-painting, foam daggers, and a bag of gems and coins, fun souvenirs they get to keep. On completion they will receive an official Pirate Certificate and free photos of the experience. Certified raft guides safely take the kids down the river and life jackets and water-resistant pants and tops are provided. Book your tour here, and get the kids ready for this thrilling adventure and awesome summer attraction destination.
Revelstoke Water Activities
Water activities are among the best summer activities! The crystal clear lake encourages fun on the water and when that lake backs onto a mountain range, that’s just icing on the cake. Whether you are a whitewater enthusiast or a slow paddler Revelstoke has something for everyone available in close proximity. For a fun filled water day, why not try one or two of the adventures below:
Going for a leisurely canoe ride or giving it your all, the views in Revelstoke are some of the best, if we don’t say so ourselves. If you are looking to rent, or be taken on a tour, Flexpeditions offers both. Check them out: https://www.flexpeditions.com/
Explore Lake Revelstoke in a beautiful kayak. Whether you just need a rental or a full tour, Natural Escapes Kayaking can hook you up with some of the best kayaks in the area. Check them out: http://www.naturalescapes.ca/
If you want to step it up a notch and take your kayak out on some whitewater, Flexpeditions has both daily tours and full immersion weekends built for beginners through to advanced paddlers. Check them out: https://www.flexpeditions.com/
If you haven’t tried a rafting trip, it’s highly recommended and available for families and adventure seekers alike. Hop in for some fun and take Apex Rafting up on their offer to explore 26 km on a mountain river. Check them out: https://www.apexrafting.com/
If you are looking to try something new, head down to Free Spirit Sports and rent a SUP to experience the water on a different level plus the added benefit of an inflatable board easily fitting in your vehicle for family friendly fun. Check them out: http://www.freespiritsports.com/
If you are looking for a family friendly easy day on the water, head down to Williamson Lake for a swim. The water is beautiful and the park is full of fun activities like mini golf. Pack a picnic for the ultimate outing. Check them out: http://williamsonlakecampground.com/
Where To Swim In Revelstoke
Water Activities are great, but sometimes a good swim is all you need. Below we’ve outlined some of the best swimming spots in Revelstoke! If you’re looking for a quick dip into Glacier fed waters then Lake Revelstoke will suit for sure. And although Revelstoke isn’t known as a warm water destination, locals have a few favourite spots to cool down after a long bike ride or hike through the alpine.
Blanket Creek Provincial Park
Blanket Creek is about 40km South of Revelstoke on Arrow Lake. The lagoon at Blanket is a must see and only a short distance from thundering Sutherland Falls.
Learn more about: Blanket Creek
Photo credit: tracksandtrails.ca
Martha Creek Provincial Park
Martha Creek is located 23 km north of Revelstoke on Lake Revelstoke. The waters of Lake Revelstoke are a bit chilly, however, if you search out the inlet’s the water is far warmer. There is also a great sandy beach, boat launch and camping available on site.
Learn more about: Martha Creek
Photo credit: Martha Creek Provincial Park, Trip Advisor
Williamson’s Lake, popular for its warm water, is location about 10 minutes south of downtown Revelstoke. It features a nice long beach, dock, playground and is stocked with each yearly.
Photo credit: Williamson’s Lake, Trip Advisor
Echo Lake, is a bit of an adventure to get to, located south of Revelstoke along Airport Way. Go past the end of the pavement and make a left at the Akolkolex Forest Service Road and follow the road a few km up into the mountain. It features warm water for swimming and a great grassy lakeside learning perfect for a picnic.
Photo credit: Roland Lamarre
Outdoor adventure, family fun attractions, relaxation and beautiful scenery, Revelstoke has it all for your perfect summer getaway at the Swiss Chalet Motel.