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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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Fun, Unique and Informative!

My husband found this place online and I had no idea what I was in for! At first being afraid of heights I was greatly intimidated by it - but so very glad I went inside and up... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband found this place online and I had no idea what I was in for! At first being afraid of heights I was greatly intimidated by it - but so very glad I went inside and up the elevator! The history behind it is great and the technology is super neat! Overall very interesting and great value for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Visitor Centre has displays that explain the history of indigenous people in the area as well as the history of this dam project. You can take an elevator to the top of the dam as well as look into power house itself. Actually, the centre and its park lot sit atop the power house. Interesting hands on demonstrations about... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was simple awestruck by the size and beauty of the Revelstoke Dam. The individuals at the visitor center were very friendly and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. You should definitely put this on the list of things to see.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an interesting time here. It was very good value and included a guided tour. There is a very good video showing how the dam was built. You are able to go up to a lookout gantry and see the dam from the top. Has a great interactive area for young and old. Well worth a visit.

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

Hi, thanks for your comment. It's great that you enjoyed the centre, the interactive exhibits, and that you were able to take one of our guided tours. Hope you were able to take some photos from the dam crest. Come back soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you pull into the parking lot, the Revelstoke Dam rises over 450 meters above you. One can't help be feel like you are on the set of a James Bond or Bourne Film Location. A remarkable man made achievement that is definitely worth a visit to learn about how the Columbia River was harnessed.

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

Hi, thanks for your comment and for taking the time to stop by our centre. The view from the parking lot is quite spectacular, and we're glad you thought the same. We hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll get a chance to come back soon. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun thing to do when in Revelstoke. Just minutes out of town, you get to go inside the dam and take an elevator to the top for some breathtaking views. Costs $6 per adult. It is self guided with lots of information on the dam, the fish and the surrounding area. Worth a visit and get some... More 

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

Hi, thanks so much visiting us at the dam. We're glad you found the centre and the views enjoyable. If you have a chance to come back, we also offer guided tours if you're interested in getting more information about the region, the dam and how we generate power in B.C. More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great value for money at just $6 entry. Awe inspiring place and very interesting. The info boards telling you how you can save electricity do make you feel a bit guilty at how much power we waste on a daily basis - thought provoking! Great place for a stop if in the area - great views from the top too!... More 

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

Hi, thanks for stopping in. It's great that you liked the information about the dam and the Columbia region. The dam itself is wonderful to see right from the parking lot and we're glad you took the elevator to the top for the views. More 

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Good value for money - staff friendly and seem genuinely pleased to see you. Security check at entrance - we enjoyed our banter with the guard. Tour of dam was informative and enjoyable - it's just a shame you can't wander about at the top to take pictures of the lake - the viewing area is focused towards the valley... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us. We're glad our staff and security made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed the tour. Hopefully you'll have a chance to come back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This may not seem the best place to visit, but you will be amazed how much fun it can be. We spent well over 2 hours in which everyone in the group enjoyed the dam tour and interactive exhibits. The best thing is that it's only 5 minutes from Revelstoke.

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

Thanks for your nice comment. We're so glad you enjoyed the interactive exhibits and that your group had fun on the tour. Hopefully you can visit us again soon. More 

West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Well worth going to visit if you like a bit of modern history mixed in with First Nations culture and massive engineering. Its only about 10 minutes North of Revelstoke on a well-paved road (23N). You can do a guided tour at certain times or go on your own. The visitor center is a mine of info, but the dam... More 

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

Hi there, thanks for visiting us. We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience at the centre and that you found the content interesting and informative. The walkway to the elevator up to the top of the dam is a bit chilly but hopefully you weren't too cold. Thanks again and hope you can visit in the future. More 

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