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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Highway 23N, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-814-6697
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As we approached the dam, we could see masses of water flowing down the overflow channels, and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mjc404
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Derby, United Kingdom
Engineering at its best.

A visit to this Hydro Dam was recommended to us following a visit to the Revelstoke Visitors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert D
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Canberra, Australia
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The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is open for the 2018 season from Saturday, May 19 to Monday, September 3, 2018. We offer guided and self-guided tours 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. 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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Highway 23N, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-814-6697
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"self guided tour"
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"hydro electric power"
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"very interesting tour"
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"elevator ride"
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"huge structure"
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"security reasons"
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"impressive construction"
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"neat things"
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"inner workings"
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"security gate"
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"amazing feat of engineering"
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"photo id"
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"viewing platform"
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"impressive view"
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"informative place"
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"short movie"
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"worth the short drive"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As we approached the dam, we could see masses of water flowing down the overflow channels, and the guy on security asked whether we had come to mend the leak. He told us that overflows like that only happened about once every fifteen years so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to this Hydro Dam was recommended to us following a visit to the Revelstoke Visitors’ Centre. The dam is an easy drive and is only a little way out of town. On arrival you pass through a security gate where your ID is...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is an amazing place to visit. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The beauty is astounding and breath taking.

1  Thank Lorraine M
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

We really enjoyed our stop here. The tour was very affordable and lasted about a hour. I believe it was around $6 per adult. They view from on top of the dam is very nice as well. They have a cute gift shop with reasonable...More

1  Thank Me9247
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

A great place to spend a couple hours. Fascinating displays and an amazing view from the top. The movie is interesting for a few minutes, but pretty dry unless you're really into dam construction. A few things here to entertain younger kids, but might be...More

2  Thank delarana
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Was traveling with my 17 year old daughter this summer and we took the short detour off the main highway to Revelstoke Dam. It was only 12.00 for both of us to tour the visitor information Center and go on the fast speed elevator ride...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

I have toured many dams so we skipped the tour but just driving up to the dam and walking around the parking lot was a real treat. A short ride for a very nice dam view.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the dam tour.... informative and interesting. Price is extremely reasonable! Tour guides and staff are knowledgeable and easy to understand. The outside tour portion is wonderful but not accessible to anyone who is in a wheelchair! Maybe Hydro can look at this...More

2  Thank voohla
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Been many years since I had been to the Dam. One used to be able to tour deep inside to the turbines etc. Sadly this is no longer the case. General interest place but not someplace I would go out of my way to see...More

1  Thank Heather T
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited the dam in the morning, spent about 1.5 hours, but we also did the guided tour which I highly recommend! The price is super cheap at $6 per adult and they offer a nice gift shop with a few items. The view from...More

2  Thank Katelyn2727
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Christy C
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
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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
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Wahine1968
January 30, 2016|
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Response from Ashton F | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are tours available, I've seen the groups walking around before with guides. There may also be a self guided tour available.
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