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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

Highway 23N (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-814-6697
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Amazing to see

This is the second largest hydro electric dam in BC and is only a 5 minute drive from Revelstoke... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joeymac999
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Kamloops, Canada
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Amazing Amount of Work

Very interesting tour. Amazing amount of work went into planning and building this dam. They used... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ASchlarb
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Ottawa, Canada
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The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is open from May 20 to Septembe 4 for the 2017 season. 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 (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the second largest hydro electric dam in BC and is only a 5 minute drive from Revelstoke. Price of admission is very affordable. They have done a good job with the interactive and other teaching displays. Staff are friendly and while they have...More

Thank Joeymac999
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the kind words about our Tour Guides and our Visitor Centre. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting tour. Amazing amount of work went into planning and building this dam. They used 243,755 truckloads of cement. The concrete dam is 175 meters (574 ft) high and 457 meters (1,220 ft) long. The reservoir holds 5.3 billion cubic meters of water –...More

1  Thank ASchlarb
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

There are certainly a lot of amazing numbers to absorb at the Visitor Centre. We're glad you really enjoyed the visit. Thanks for posting your review.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the dam for the 10.30am tour. It was very interesting and amazing views from the top of the dam. The size of the dam is impressive. We learned a lot about hydro electric power.

1  Thank myederts2
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We're very glad you found it interesting!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 23 throughly enjoyed the tour given us by summer student Ciera. From a cheerful welcome to a history of the Dam from inception to present day, our group felt the tour was interesting but not stuffy! The movie was also interesting and...More

1  Thank tourismrocks
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you and your group enjoyed the Visitor Centre! Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in finding out about the workings of a dam, and you don't have to be an engineer to understand, then do go for the tour. Well explained, clearly, good descriptive images to complement the guide's presentation. You're take to the top by...More

1  Thank CTarTrip
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on the recommendation of a local kayaking guide. What a find! We took a self guided tour of this fully functioning power plant in the last hour before they closed. The views from the top of the dam are fascinating! Even had...More

1  Thank David C
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you found your visit worthwhile and enjoyed your time at the Visitor Centre. Thanks for posting your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling through the Canadian Rockies and discovered Revelstoke. Unfortunately, we didn't have a lot of time, so decided to go to the dam visitor center. We took the self-guided tour which was really interesting, especially the displays describing the construction of the dam....More

1  Thank strawberryroan
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you dropped by with your limited time in Revelstoke. Hope you can come back one day to experience even more!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was suggested we visit the Dam so off we went. Was very surprised to see how professional the experience was. The staff were courteous and informative. We missed the last tour however in discussions with those on the tour they indicated the guide and...More

1  Thank Graeme W
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate your kind words about our Tour Guide team. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was told by a friend we should check it out. Didn't really think it was our thing..... but WOW!! So glad we did. It's hard to describe the size of it. View from the top is amazing. Can be very cold inside the dam so...More

1  Thank Ab0305
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed yourself on the guided tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you get the tour with the guide, the one we had was full of information and very knowledgeable. And definitely take the elevator that goes to the top of the dam(which they do on the tour). Very worth the effort to get there.

1  Thank M L
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! It sounds like you had a good time on the tour and enjoying the view. Our other Visitor Centres in Hudson's Hope & Mission have their own unique tours and views so feel free to visit those as well!

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Christy C
21 June 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
4 February 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
30 January 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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