How to become a Revelstoke local.

If you’re just arriving in Revelstoke, you’ll find that Revelstoke is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Many of our residents are people who visited on a ski holiday, stayed for the season, and then ended up staying even longer. Get ready to commit to moving here for the long term

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The Revelstoke Museum & Archives. Photo: Bruno Long/Tourism Revelstoke

How to become a Revelstoke local.

It’s that time of year again—the snow is creeping down towards the valley, and Revy Rentals is replete with people in search of seasonal accommodation. If you’re just arriving in Revelstoke, you’ll find that Revelstoke is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Many of our residents are people who visited on a ski holiday, stayed for the season, and then ended up staying even longer. Get ready to commit to moving here for the long term. There’s something about this place that you just can’t shake.

1. Participate in the Revelstoke Ambassador Program.

If you’re working in the service industry, participate in the Revelstoke Ambassador Program. We want to ensure that visitors to our town feel welcome and have a positive experience. This program will help you be informed on all of the visitor services we have to offer and get you access to discounts around town, including on your ski pass! Details here.

2. Learn a little more about what Revelstoke has to offer.

Head to the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre and chat with the staff. They’ve got maps, brochures, Revy swag, and tons of ideas for things to do in Revelstoke.

3. Learn about our local history and culture.

We are home to some great local museums and arts organizations. Make sure to take in an art opening at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, snag tickets to REVY. Live, and visit our museums.

4. Check out our local restaurants and watering holes.

Check out one of Revelstoke’s local pubs or restaurants, such as Rumpus Beer Co., pictured. Photo: Justis Cooper/Tourism Revelstoke

Take the opportunity to check out our local restaurants (before the busy winter season if you can!). We’ve got a ton of great food options, most of which are very affordable. We’re also home to two breweries and two distilleries!

5. Try a new sport.

Skiing at the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club trails at Mt. Macpherson. Photo: Laura Szanto/Tourism Revelstoke

There’s got to be something you haven’t tried. Have you ever fat biked? Snowshoed? Nordic skied? Snowmobiled? Fly fished? Rentals are available from various providers and we have no shortage of experienced guides.

6. Get involved in our community.

A volunteer trail maintenance crew at work at the Mt. Macpherson trails. Photo: Chris Istace/Tourism Revelstoke

Volunteer for something. One of the things that makes Revelstoke special is our residents’ commitment to the community. There are some amazing non-profit organizations to match your interests. Find something you’re passionate about and reach out to volunteer.