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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Really Very Interesting.

It’s free to enter but a guided tour is well worth paying a little extra for. . It will take about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Wonderful educational experience

Went on The guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Johanna P
Mississauga, Canada
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The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre now open until September 2, 2019. The guided and self-guided tours are available seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages...more
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Highway 23N, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s free to enter but a guided tour is well worth paying a little extra for. . It will take about an hour and you will be amazed.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on The guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer everyone's questions. Not much of a gift shop, but the sight was amazing.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Johanna P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Growing up in So Cal, I visited the Hoover Dam quite a few times. It's been more than a few years since I've been there, but the memories of those trips are still strongly engrained in my memories. Now that I'm a father, taking my...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our teenagers through here and they spent a long time in the centre learning about the construction and operation of the dam. The tour is guided or walk on your own depends on what you prefer. Well worth the stop

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 692mikeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to the Dam was well worth the time. Besides a tour you can wonder around on your own, take the elevator to the top and enjoy the views. Lots of educational spots for children. Staff is very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Roy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read positive reviews about the visitor centre here and as it was a wet morning we paid a visit. There is a load of information about the building of the dam and its function, as well as a brilliant film about how the most...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Terry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dam is an impressive feat of engineering. We took a guided tour and it was fascinating to learn not only about this facility, but about hydroelectric dams in general, as well as local area First Nations and history. You can do a self-guided tour...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank CPJTexplorers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to arrive for a tour. Check on line for tour times. Interesting dam. Not that old compared with most of the dams down river. I have had more interesting dam tours, but still this was worth the visit. Also, be sure to drive up...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Angeles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't really excited to do this but husband and grandson did so off we go. What a great tour. It is very interesting and impressive. I strongly suggest this. Inexpensive and so much fun. Interactives at the end of tour was a bonus.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Desertwoman2
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We're so happy you enjoyed the tour and found it interesting and impressive. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are not a science/engineering type, there is a lot of fascinating and fun stuff here. The scale of these enormous generators is a sight to see. Turns out the dam is upgradeable, they can add an extra generator turbine as demand for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 27, 2019|
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Response from Annie61NewZealand | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t think so. Didn’t see any when we were there
June 21, 2017|
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Response from BCHydro | Property representative |
Hello - thanks for the questions. We do restrict bags and purses from the Visitor Centre for security purposes. However we do provide some free lockers for your use inside or you can always lock them securely in your own... More
Jennifer K
February 4, 2017|
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Response from New T | Reviewed this property |
You should check to see if you'll even be able to get to the parking lot. I don't think you will. They are pretty strict about security. With that said if you can get anywhere near it you may be amazed at how big it is but... More