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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 closed for the 2015 season and will re-open on May 21, 2016. During the season, 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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awesome place to drive by and stop at the view points

excellent drive through the outskirts of the dam - great view of the backwaters .. lost of snow this season ..

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

excellent drive through the outskirts of the dam - great view of the backwaters .. lost of snow this season ..

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

We're glad you had the chance to see some of the beautiful viewpoints in the area. We hope you have a chance to come back next year to the Visitor Centre. We're open from May 21 to October 10, 2016. You can take a 175 metre high elevator ride to the top of our dam crest and enjoy another beautiful... More 

Halswell, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The visit to the dam was great, very informative and well designed. The only downside (if there is one) is that it is only open in the summer.

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

Thanks for taking the time to visit the dam.We're really glad you found the Visitor Centre informative. We hope you have a chance to come back some time in the future. More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Neat expirence just outside of Revelstoke, it was very hands on and the staff were friendly. It also has an amazing viewpoint from the top of the dam. entry fees were low too

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

Glad you enjoyed your experience at our centre, and that our staff were friendly and made you feel comfortable. Thanks for your comment, it's great that you took the elevator to the dam crest to experience the view. More 

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

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

Thanks for stopping in and learning about our facility. We're glad you enjoyed the historical aspect of our centre and the view from the crest. Please come by again, the view is even more spectacular on a clear day. More 

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

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

Thank you for your comment. Sorry that you missed the tour time but we're glad you stopped in and still enjoyed your visit. We're currently closed for the season but please do come back again. We'd be happy to schedule you in on a tour when we open again in May 2016. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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

Happy to hear you stumbled upon our centre and brought your family in to explore. We're glad that you enjoyed the visit, and that your kids had fun interacting with our displays and learning about how we create power in our province. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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

Thanks for your comments. We're glad you had the chance to stop by with your family and learn about BC Hydro and our facility at Revelstoke. It's great that you all took the ride up the dam crest elevator to take in the view of the dam and the valley. Thanks again for stopping. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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

Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Revelstoke Dam.We're glad you enjoyed the First Nations Exhibit and that you had the chance to try all the interactive displays. More 

Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. It's great to hear you enjoyed the amazing view from the dam crest and that your found the displays and videos interesting.. Glad you stopped by the centre. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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

Thanks for taking the quick detour off Highway 1 down Big Bend Highway to visit us at the centre. We're glad you had a nice time and hope you and your family enjoyed the camping trip afterwards. More 

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