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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the 2016 season and...

The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the 2016 season and will re-open on May 20, 2017. During the season the Visitor Centre is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check our website to plan your visit for next season.

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.

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Awesome & Affordable !

Very neat and interactive. Cold when going into and through the bottom of the dam. But you are in literally tons and tons of concrete lol. But this was so awesome, we would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Terrelway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very neat and interactive. Cold when going into and through the bottom of the dam. But you are in literally tons and tons of concrete lol. But this was so awesome, we would recommend it to anyone. Absolutely amazing facts and displays and the view is stunning. This is one of the best values you can get to spend an... More 

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Falher, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's quite the sight! Nothing super magical, but still pretty sweet! I wouldn't make a trip there specifically, but I do recommend stopping as your passing by.

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Richmond, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Revelstoke Dam, very close to the town of Revelstoke, was quite interesting. It’s almost overpowering to look up to the top from the parking lot. We took the tour from the visitors’ center, conducted by a young lady who evidently worked for the power company—lots of propaganda about hydro-electric energy. She was very knowledgeable and pleasant and was great with... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 August 20, 2016 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 August 17, 2016

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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