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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Highway 23 (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
250-814-6697
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Revelstoke
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The recently-renovated Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. New to the centre are 14 interactive... more » Owner description: The recently-renovated Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. New to the centre are 14 interactive displays, a First Nations gallery and theatre.Learn how the Revelstoke project was built, how water is turned into energy, and don’t miss out on a self-guided tour that’ll take you 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.The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is now closed and will reopen for the season on the Victoria Day long weekend in May of 2014. See our website to learn about special offers and plan your visit. « less
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Ebeleben, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Very inflexible because it was already closed at the beginning of September & we still had very good weather. With GPS bad to find. It should be specified with coordinates. And the visitor center should be informed regarding the closing.

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Northants
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very disappointed that this was closed. Apparently it closes the first week in September and will then reopen next year.

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Erfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Difficult to find with GPS but nice to see. Only pic's done from outside because it was already closed on 02.09.

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Calgary AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

As a family we toured the Revelstoke Dam in August on a windy, cloudy day and I'm pleased to report it was a great place to spend a couple hours. It's a self guided tour with lots of hands-on knobs and buttons to work while learning about electricity and the environment. The elevator up to a fantastic view was fun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The size of the Dam is impressive. The first upclose sights are amazing but the interpretive center was like stepping back into time. The history was easy to read and the displays are very creative!! AMAZING...Dogs were also allow inside to join the family!!! that was great to see.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had been to the Grand Coulee Dam earlier on our trip so I was not really expecting to much from this attraction. I was pleasantly surprised. Everything here was so new & clean. It was self guiding and you could spend as long as you like in any one area. Though not as spectacular as Grand Coulee I would... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

perfect for a rainy day. was blown away by the size of the Dam, great self guiding tour including a elevator inside the dam. to the top ( 175m) well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed the opportunity to visit this facility with our family. Our young girls were more enthralled with the interactive exhibits than the actual dam of course however. I felt the information was interesting and gave a good sense of the impact of the construction and the planning required. The viewing deck would have been great if it were... More

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Halton Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A trip to the dam was a great deal. The history and some interactive exhibits made the Visitor Centre a nice stop. We took an eveator to the top of the viewing platform and we really enjoyed our afternoon. Also - it was not crowded and great for photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It is great that BC hydro let you in the dam at all, so firstly thanks for allowing us in. Why I only rated this average is because there is alot more that could be done on this tour. THere is not alot of information about the construction, the rerouting of the river at the time, what happened when the... More

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