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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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Decided to go to the Dam as was an inside day (rainy day). Was very happy that we did. Love the history. Great lookout.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Olds, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Decided to go to the Dam as was an inside day (rainy day). Was very happy that we did. Love the history. Great lookout.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This time we missed the tour but I have been on it previously many years ago. The dam is very impressive and well worth a visit. Call ahead so you can plan to get a tour. Although if you don't think you need the tour it's just a short turn off the highway and is worth going to just look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well for all the times I go through Revelstoke I did not relize there was a dam that cloes to town, we were just looking for a place to picnic and ended up here and then went for a tour of the dam. Very impressed with the interpretive centre and how the dam was built, and cool activities for the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited with family whilst on holiday as a bit of an ad hoc activity after a road closure to where we were planning to go. Interactive museum with stuff for kids and adults alike. The views from the gallery at the top were breathtaking. Staff were very friendly and informative when questions were put their way. Well well well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I thought this was very interesting! The security and requirement to not being in your purse or anything is a bit intimidating.. But I guess I understand. They had tents out to "park" your dog while you went in - they don't condone leaving your dog unsupervised.. But if you're alone, that's kind of the only option, and they didn't... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The info displays are very well presented. The view from the top of the dam is spectacular - both of the dam and the surrounding mountains. The movie showing the trip of the runner for the newest turbine is amazing from Brazil to British Columbia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's a very nice place to stop, before heading to our campsite. Its a very nice place to stop by. Bring sweater or jacket though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Reasonably priced ($5 adults, $15 families). Good interactive exhibits for kids (ours 7 and 4.5): build a dam, learn about power generation and water conservation.

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

Thank you for your comment. We do try to create activities and exhibits that are family friendly, so we're happy your kids enjoyed their experience and learned about conservation and how we create power in B.C. Thanks for stopping by with your family. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had no real expectations of what we would see here so were very impressed by this top notch attraction. The visitor centre is well done but the main attraction, the dam itself was great to see right up close. Worth the stop, the kids will enjoy it.

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

"A top notch attraction," what a compliment. Thanks for taking the time to stop by the centre. We're glad you had a great experience and that you were impressed by the activities and panels within the centre and the dam itself. Thank you for your comment and hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in the area. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

we enjoyed the trip with a tour guide. She was nice helpful and informative trip. Good place for families.

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

Thanks for your comment. We're glad you found the experience a family friendly one, and that your kids liked learning about the dam and how we create electricity in B.C. Come back and see us soon. More 

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