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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 #11 of 22 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 for the season and will re-open from May 16-September 7, 2015. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit. « less
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Vernon, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting place to go to see how a dam works, how one is built and how it generates electricity. From inside, you can actually see the tops of the turbines that generate the electricity. The tour takes you down into the bowels of the damn (an excellent place to cool off in summer), and then up... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The visitor Center was closed for winter. The first week of September is to early to close for tourists from Europe. So we only could have a view from the road.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went to the Revelstoke Dam and Visitor's Center on September 8 only to find it closed on September 1. That seemed ridiculous. Although the kids went back to school, the retirees and couples without children (or very young ones) are now taking advantage of the opportunity to travel without the crowds. What we could see of the dam was... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visiting the dam was interesting. It is interesting how this was built, there are several interactive games that kids can play to make the overall experience fun, but overall I doubt if many kids would leave here wanting to go back. For me it was enjoyable, but this was mostly due to the history of the dam and how it... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was on my list of things to see in Revelstoke. My kids are 9 & 5 year old boys and a 7 year old girl. It was quite the sight! Interesting for me due to it's historical information, great for my tradesman husband because of the "man" power aspect and the construction of it, and my kids enjoyed the... More

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was ok, nothing too exciting. Kind of a 'wow' sight at how big it was but I wouldn't have been sad to have skipped out on it. Lots of activities for kids in the building and you can go to the top of that damn and get a nice view, other that that.. not a whole lot to look... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A great place to visit on a wet & rainy day, most of the attraction is indoors with only a swift ( and optional ) trip to the dam itself being outside. If you have any interest in civil engineering then its worth a visit. There is also a lot of information about energy & energy conservation. The video about... More

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Oshawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The dam is well worth visiting just north of Revelstoke . the movie is worth taking the time to watch . The trip to the top of the dam gives you a great view over the whole area .It also shows a full map of the Columbia river .

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British Columbia
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just a few minutes north of Revelstoke, the dam is an engineering marvel. The view from the top is spectacular and the interactive exhibits kept the children engaged. The video showing the transportation and addition of the fifth generator pipe was very impressive. I was a bit disappointed that despite the signs showing the lifecycle of salmon and the importance... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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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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