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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Highway 23 (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-814-6697
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Ranked #8 of 21 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 open for the season until September 1, 2014. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit. « less
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really interesting. Be sure to watch the video in the theatre. The trip to the top in the elevator provides an amazing view, and you get a better sense of the size of the dam. Lots of interactive things for the kiddies. The staff were fantastic, knowledgeable, and super professional in demeanour.

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Brooks, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We got to see how the Dam works and lots of information all the way on this self guided tour. We also got to go right to the top of the Dam which was nice. My kids also injoyed a scavenger hunt that was going on just for that weekend.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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182 reviews 182 reviews
41 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We came late and had only 45 minutes before closure of the dam visitor centre. The officials did show us a shortcut to the elevator which brought us high up to the dam crest. We found an amazing view into the mountains as well as into the depth of the powerhouse. Our daughter enjoyed the various electrical experiments she could... More

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Surrey, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots of interesting displays. Also a dam display where kids can build there own dam. The staff was very friendly.

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B.C.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed the time we spent at the dam. Lots to see and learn, we especially enjoyed the hands-on exhibits and that was great for all ages! Loved the little beaver house!

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is an interesting place. It's perfect for a family with children. The displays are well done but the ride to the top of the dam and the lookout is amazing. There is a very good movie that explains how the final turbine was built in Brazil and transported to Canada and constructed in 2010. We have visited other dams... More

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Ashcroft, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised when we visited the centre. If you want to learn about the history of the dam and Columbia River then it's a must see. We spent an hour there but could have stayed longer if we arrived a little sooner since the centre closes at 4. The highlight is taking the elevator to the top of... More

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Ebeleben, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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