On the banks of the Columbia River, south of the dam, lies Revelstoke, British Columbia. Originally named Farwell, the town was founded in the late 1800s, when mining was the current industry. Today, while the city maintains ties to the railroad and other industries, much of the city's revenue is derived from vacationers that come from all parts of the world for the superb skiing and hiking at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. After a day of skiing and exploring the natural surroundings, an evening with friends at one of the local pubs will provide a pleasant closing experience, and settling into the steaming waters of the hot springs can be enjoyed at just about any time of the day. The naturally occurring hot springs of Revelstoke have been collected by some of the local establishments, making it more easily accessible to vacationers to take a dip in the healing waters.
Revelstoke pubs offer a generous selection of delicious drinks and menu items, many of them featuring local ingredients. One popular location, The Cabin, features an eight-lane bowling alley and a cozy lounge for visitors to enjoy drinks and snacks. Additionally, this establishment is available for event reservations. Modeled after the British pub restaurants, The Last Drop serves food and drink. Boasting the largest patio in town, The Last Drop also welcomes families with children, serving up milkshakes and smoothies, and a hopeful promise of sunshine on their vast outdoor patio. The River City Pub is located within the Regent Hotel, offering a casual dining venue for guests and visitors.
Hot Springs Image: Andre Kossoroukov
Soothing mineral waters are a natural occurring phenomenon at Revelstoke. Amidst the untouched mountain wilderness, many resorts and spas offer visitors a chance to experience the healing waters of the springs that have been harnessed and channeled into spa pools. Promising the clearest, cleanest hot mineral springs in British Columbia, Nakusp Hot Springs and Campground is a short drive south of Revelstoke, across the Arrow Lake. Canyon Hot Springs is a campground-style resort, established between Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke National Park, where vacationers can endeavor in a bit of outdoor camping or rent a cabin or chalet. At the heart of Eagle Pass Natural Park lies Crazy Creek Resort with a selection of comfortable cabins, from the bachelor studio pad to the park model two-bedroom suite. Halcyon Hot Springs is a luxury spa resort with a modern structure that complements the surrounding nature. The man-made pools are continuously supplied with fresh hot spring waters for guests to enjoy the healing aspects. In addition to the mineral waters, guests will experience comfortable accommodations, fabulous views, and fantastic dining opportunities.
Trail maps of Revelstoke are available for explorers, who are as yet unfamiliar with the territory. Those who are particularly inexperienced adventurers may choose to hire a guide to take them on a hiking or skiing tour of the Revelstoke Mountain National Park area.