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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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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. The visitor centre is now open for the 2015 season from May 21 to September 5. Visitor Centre hours are 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit.

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pretty cool. free to just go and see. If you want to go to the building that has a lot of old things used when the dam was being built they ask for a donation. Pretty neat to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

pretty cool. free to just go and see. If you want to go to the building that has a lot of old things used when the dam was being built they ask for a donation. Pretty neat to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is good for all ages; they offer an educational guided tour, a theatre, gift shop, and outdoor walkway across the top of the Powerhouse. I like the gift shop. They have some unique toys and the staff was friendly and helpful. Because of that they got a sale from me. I like the hands on activity stations the... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the self tour through the Dam, make sure to read all the information boards. The dam is huge and certainly helps to understand the river system in that part of BC and how important the Revelstoke Dame is to the power production. Watch the short movie on the Dam's construction and purpose --- very informative. The viewpoint has... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by the Visitor Centre. There is lots to experience from the interactive displays, the views and the movie on dam construction. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you get the chance to come back again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Brought my daughter to the dam to take a look at how hydroelectricity is created. The tour is free but admission is not. They tell you a lot about the inside of the dam but the inner workings (generators etc) are viewable only through a glass. There are many displays for kids to try things out and that was my... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. The interactive displays are a great feature of the Visitor Centre. We're glad your daughter enjoyed learning about electricity and power while having fun. More 

Bridgewater, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite an interesting tour with a knowledgable guide. It was really cool to see all the pre-dam photos and see the work that went into building the dam. The elevator was broken the day we were there so we couldn't go to the top for the view and photos, so that sucked. But they didn't charge us for the tour... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Sorry about the elevator not being available the day you visited, but we're happy you still enjoyed your visit. There is lots of great information throughout the centre about how the dam was built and how much power is generated at Revelstoke and our other dams. We hope you have a chance to visit again so that you have the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The revelstoke dam tour is amazing. Self guided tour. Don't cheat yourself and read the information boards and follow the pointing beaver signs. The elevator to the top observation deck was working and is amazing at the top. A true testament to man made engineering. It's awe inspiring to see as you round the corner to the parking lot. Security... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very friendly host, lots to see, and it is Free in the museum. kids enjoyed this place for a quick little side trip.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its really a good stop along the way. Seeing how large this dam is will make your jaw drop. It is well laid out to do a self tour with interactive activities, tips on how we can save electricity and a video. One feels very tiny when you see the power of this place (pun intended). It's a good attraction... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

There's lots to see at the Visitor Centre, from the interactive displays, First Nations gallery and the views at the dam which start right in the parking lot. The structure is really large and stepping out in front of the penstocks definitely makes you feel tiny. Thanks so much for your review. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally worth seeing! Be prepared for the security check at the front gates, the guard will ask to see your photo ID and will warn you in advance you can't bring any purses or bags into the visitor centre. Parking is easy and plentiful. Be sure to catch the excellent, free guided tour through the galleries and up to the... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. It's great that you enjoyed the guided tour. There is lots to see for adults and children, from the historical artifacts to the interactive exhibits and the stunning views. We hope to see you back again soon once the sixth unit is installed. More 

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and husband loved this place and found it super interesting but the rest of us found it a little boring.

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and it's great that your husband and son liked their visit to the centre. We hope that you had the chance to enjoy some parts of your day and took the elevator ride to the top of the dam crest. Thanks for your review. More 

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