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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Highway 23N, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-814-6697
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Beautiful views from the upper viewing platform - and educational too!

A great place to spend a couple hours. Fascinating displays and an amazing view from the top. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Victoria BC
Well worth the short drive off the main highway

Was traveling with my 17 year old daughter this summer and we took the short detour off the main... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Ruth-Anne M
Nova Scotia, Canada
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The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre will open again from Saturday, May 19 to Monday, September 3 for the 2018 season. We offer guided and self-guided tours seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. Come enjoy our interactive displays, First Nations gallery, theatre and gift shop. Learn how the Revelstoke project was built, how water is turned into energy, and don't miss out on an elevator ride to the lookout located atop the massive, 175-metre high concrete dam. The facility is fully wheelchair accessible, incorporating wheelchair ramps, elevators and wheelchair-accessible toilets.
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Highway 23N, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-814-6697
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great place to spend a couple hours. Fascinating displays and an amazing view from the top. The movie is interesting for a few minutes, but pretty dry unless you're really into dam construction. A few things here to entertain younger kids, but might be...More

1  Thank delarana
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Was traveling with my 17 year old daughter this summer and we took the short detour off the main highway to Revelstoke Dam. It was only 12.00 for both of us to tour the visitor information Center and go on the fast speed elevator ride...More

Thank Ruth-Anne M
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I have toured many dams so we skipped the tour but just driving up to the dam and walking around the parking lot was a real treat. A short ride for a very nice dam view.

Thank JC0420
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the dam tour.... informative and interesting. Price is extremely reasonable! Tour guides and staff are knowledgeable and easy to understand. The outside tour portion is wonderful but not accessible to anyone who is in a wheelchair! Maybe Hydro can look at this...More

2  Thank voohla
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Been many years since I had been to the Dam. One used to be able to tour deep inside to the turbines etc. Sadly this is no longer the case. General interest place but not someplace I would go out of my way to see...More

1  Thank Heather T
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the dam in the morning, spent about 1.5 hours, but we also did the guided tour which I highly recommend! The price is super cheap at $6 per adult and they offer a nice gift shop with a few items. The view from...More

2  Thank Katelyn2727
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have often driven by the signs for the dam tours and pass right by. Finally decided to stop and check it out. Firstly we had no issues with security. They only needed one ID (drivers license) and it was no hassle (I am brown...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You know the thing is big, but you don't appreciate how big it is until you're there! Your choice of a guided tour or to look around at your own leisure. Staff is very knowledgeable and I'd recommend doing the guided tour (no difference on...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Always passed by this site thinking it was a long drive. But the Dam is only 4 km off of the Trans Canada Highway. As you drive up to it, you will see just what an amazing engineering marvel it is. Guided or self guided...More

Thank abdinohunter
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very short drive off the main highway. Worth checking out and doesn't cost much money. We missed the dam tour though and just did a self guided.

Thank kdasher911
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Christy C
21 June 2017|
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Response from BCHydro | Property representative |
Hello - thanks for the questions. We do restrict bags and purses from the Visitor Centre for security purposes. However we do provide some free lockers for your use inside or you can always lock them securely in your own... More
Jennifer K
5 February 2017|
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Response from New T | Reviewed this property |
You should check to see if you'll even be able to get to the parking lot. I don't think you will. They are pretty strict about security. With that said if you can get anywhere near it you may be amazed at how big it is but... More
31 January 2016|
Response from Ashton F | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are tours available, I've seen the groups walking around before with guides. There may also be a self guided tour available.