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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

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Address: Highway 23N (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-814-6697
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Description: The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and...
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. We are open 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week for the 2015 season until September 7, 2015. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit.
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Disappointed that the elevator wasn´t working but the museum was very well laid out. Especially enjoyed the film.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Disappointed that the elevator wasn´t working but the museum was very well laid out. Especially enjoyed the film.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is incredible how this was built, a must is the film of the manufacture and transportation of the turbines from San Paulo in Brazil to Revelstoke. The whole place is full of amazing achievements by so many different people in creating a Dam system throughout BC.

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was here after the visitor centre was closed for the day, but even then it's worth visiting just to see the dam.. It's less than 10 minutes north of Revelstoke, so it can be a short break if you are driving by on the Trans-Canada. I enjoyed just seeing it, but I intend to return to see the visitor's... More 

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BCHydro, BC Hydro Visitor Centres Team at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Glad you were able to make the drive to the dam and take in the view of the structure. Please do come back, we would love to take you on one of the guided tours. You can call the Visitor Centre at 250.814.6697. We'd be happy to schedule you in on one of the tours. See you soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We arrived half an hour before the 4PM closing but we had enough time to go through the Visitors Centre. Unfortunately the elevator to the top of the dam was closed for repairs. Staff were friendly and eager to answer questions. Gift shop had some unique products and were well priced. After visiting the dam's Visitors Centre, we drove a... More 

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BCHydro, BC Hydro Visitor Centres Team at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment. We're so happy to found the trip worth it. Sorry about the elevator, it was undergoing some maintenance so we had to close it for a couple of weeks. It is now up and running so we do hope you are able to come back and check out the view. More 

Tuners Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Spent a few hours here,more admission as the elevator was broken and we couldn't get on to the top of the dam, absolutely fascinating to watch how the 5th generating unit was shipped to revelstoke , well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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BCHydro, BC Hydro Visitor Centre Team at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We're glad you found the video interesting and that the trip was worthwhile. Sorry about the elevator not working, we have since been able to get it back up and running, so we do hope you'll be in the area again soon so you can visit the dam crest. More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was pretty amazing, you could go in and see everything. THe elevator wasnt working but you could still see lots and fascinating on how it was built. So glad we stopped.

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BCHydro, BC Hydro Visitor Centre Team at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

We are so glad you stopped by too and that you enjoyed your experience learning about how the dam was built. Thank you for your comment and we hope you can come back to enjoy the view from the dam crest once the elevator is back up and running. More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There isn't much to see other than the outside of the dam especially with the elevators not working (admission is free until fixed), but the Visitor Centre is very interesting, explaining how the dam was built, there is a short video on how they transported the turbines from Brazil to the dam, it is just a nice attraction to visit... More 

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BCHydro, BC Hydro Visitor Centre Team at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping at the Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre during your travels. There are some neat construction stories, so we're happy you enjoyed the video about how our turbine was moved up river. Enjoy the stocking stuffers and come back soon so we can have the elevators ready to take you up to the dam crest. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Had a great time even though the lift was broken. Very informative and thought provoking. Especially interesting was the video showing the transportation of the turbine from Brazil.

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BCHydro, Public Affairs Analyst at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing about your experience. Glad you had a great time, and found the centre interesting. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels, and that you'll come back and visit us sometime in the future. More 

Barnwell, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very interesting site. Helps one appreciate the electric power we take for granted. Be sure to take 20 minutes to watch the video presentation at the Visitor Center. We were so impressed with the value of the Columbia River in providing hydro electric power. Fee to tour the dam was reasonable. Since the elevator to the top was under repair... More 

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BCHydro, Public Affairs Analyst at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. The Columbia River is a huge asset to our system, and it certainly is impressive. We're happy you found our video interesting and that you enjoyed your visit. Come back soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited with two adults, two four year olds and grandparents. Something interesting for everyone: science, history, interactive, video, awe-inspiring size. Minimal walking and elevators. Just five minutes north of town. Worth a visit if you have a spare hour.

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BCHydro, BC Hydro Visitor Centre Team at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. We're so glad there was something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Hope you will come back and see us soon. More 

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Additional Information about Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Address: Highway 23N (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-814-6697
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Revelstoke

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