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“Group Self Guided tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre
Highway 23 (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-814-6697
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Revelstoke
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks
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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.
Surrey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Group Self Guided tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Glad we went to see this. VERY well set up. VERY educational.
Note: You go through a check point, you cannot take cameras or bags, purses into the facility. Noted that some tourists did have their dogs on the premises, so that was good to see they were allowed on a hot day. Recommend you see this.

Visited August 2012
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San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Take the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A little ways out of town, but what an education. We especially liked the model of the canadian mountains and their relaed riverways and dams that was on the top of the dam.

Visited June 2012
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“revelstoke dam visitor centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

in the middle of nowhere this great dam which services much of BC - an easy visit of such a great attraction - you can view and read many things as well as go under ground and then up an elevator to view out from the top of the dam viewing area - unfortunately you can't go on the actual dam or take pictures inside but its awesome - if there is high water they may have the gate open to let out some water - we missed it by a couple weeks - it is currently only at 4/6 of capacity with the 5th turbine in progress.

Visited July 2012
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Winnipeg
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Short but neat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The price is right, around $6 per person to see the dam. We happened to be here when they were releasing water (apparently hasn't happened for 15 years) and it was rushing down. This is my first visit but it was very neat and informative. Very short - not a lot to do other than see the dam but its cool!

Visited June 2012
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A "dam" good visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The visitor centre gives a really interesting insight into how the dam was built, its workings and to the use of hydro electric power generation along the Columbia River.
The self guided tour is well worth the small charge.

Visited May 2012
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