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A must if you are in the area

This dam is well worth a visit. Our young male tour guide was amazing, very informative and... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
franklydear
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Chorley, United Kingdom
Loved our tour of the Dam!

We hadn't planned on going through the dam but had the time and so we went. It was awesome. They... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
morrishj
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Oklahoma City, OK
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The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the 2018 season. We will re-open next year on Saturday, May 18 to welcome visitors to the dam. We look forward to seeing you all soon. The guided and self-guided tours are available seven days a...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the visitor centre was closed when we visited in late September but just beside it is an awesome forestry museum with lots of old forestry tools and machinery.

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

This dam is well worth a visit. Our young male tour guide was amazing, very informative and knowledgeable. Small gift shop with reasonably priced gifts etc.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

We hadn't planned on going through the dam but had the time and so we went. It was awesome. They give a great guided tour. Since they were going through renovations, they only charged us half price. It was so educational. Definitely recommend it to...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We have long wanted to visit the dam to learn more about hydroelectricity. Although we could have done the self-guided tour we decided it would likely be more insightful to have the tour guide. I confirm for us this was the right choice as the...More

2  Thank Ihadaname22
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We visited the dam visitor centre first thing in the morning and joined the 10:30 tour. It was the best way to see the dam. The tour staff member was very knowledgeable of the dam and the tour was a good logical way to see...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We were worried our dog will be left in the car or outside but the staff accompanied us to the bike shed and also provide water. The dam is very interesting to see and guided tour is worth having as she explains its history and...More

3  Thank NormanBelen
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Pretty interesting tour through the dam. Really good thing for kids to see. Awesome views of the water on both sides.

2  Thank 373lawrenceb
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The visitor centre has lots of informative boards, optional guided tours, and films. All in all it was an interesting visit.

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to stop at the Visitor Centre. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

We were made very welcome during our visit to the dam and found the exhibits very well presented and informative. The tour is well worth doing and you see quite a bit of the facility, though some areas such as the turbine hall are viewed...More

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're happy you felt welcomed while you were at the dam and found our tour informative. Hope you have safe travels back home but we're so glad that you chose to stop and visit our facility while in Canada.

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the dam and were amazed at the enormity of its structure. We didn’t take the guided tour as were pushed for time. It’s a very interesting stop off and worth a look. Admission is cheap and it’s got some good interactive stuff for...More

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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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