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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 #10 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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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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Brooks, Canada
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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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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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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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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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