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Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

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Address: Highway 23N (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-814-6697
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the 2016 season and...

The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the 2016 season and will re-open on May 20, 2017. During the season the Visitor Centre is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check our website to plan your visit for next season.

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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Really interesting tour

guided tour very helpful and interesting. lots of displays to look at for both kids and adults alike. the sheer size of this structure is hard to fathom - very cool

Reviewed 25 July 2016
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Aldergrove, Canada
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Aldergrove, Canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

guided tour very helpful and interesting. lots of displays to look at for both kids and adults alike. the sheer size of this structure is hard to fathom - very cool

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1 Thank Sandi A
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

There are some interesting displays at the centre, and definitely lots to do and see for both adults and kids. Thanks so much for visiting, it's great that you enjoyed your time at the dam. More 

Kinross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Not to my personal interest but my engineer husband and children loved this. Of note, you will require ID to get past security or you will be turned away.

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it's great that your husband and children had a fun time. Thanks for stopping by the Visitor Centre. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

My husband found this place online and I had no idea what I was in for! At first being afraid of heights I was greatly intimidated by it - but so very glad I went inside and up the elevator! The history behind it is great and the technology is super neat! Overall very interesting and great value for the... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you took the elevator ride to the top of the dam crest. It is a beautiful view that really allows you to see the engineering marvel that is the Revelstoke Dam. Thank you for your review and hopefully you'll have a chance to visit again. More 

Canada
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Visitor Centre has displays that explain the history of indigenous people in the area as well as the history of this dam project. You can take an elevator to the top of the dam as well as look into power house itself. Actually, the centre and its park lot sit atop the power house. Interesting hands on demonstrations about... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I was simple awestruck by the size and beauty of the Revelstoke Dam. The individuals at the visitor center were very friendly and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. You should definitely put this on the list of things to see.

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the Visitor Centre and that our tour guides help make your experience even better. We hope you'll have a chance to return to the dam soon. More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We spent an interesting time here. It was very good value and included a guided tour. There is a very good video showing how the dam was built. You are able to go up to a lookout gantry and see the dam from the top. Has a great interactive area for young and old. Well worth a visit.

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comment. It's great that you enjoyed the centre, the interactive exhibits, and that you were able to take one of our guided tours. Hope you were able to take some photos from the dam crest. Come back soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

As you pull into the parking lot, the Revelstoke Dam rises over 450 meters above you. One can't help be feel like you are on the set of a James Bond or Bourne Film Location. A remarkable man made achievement that is definitely worth a visit to learn about how the Columbia River was harnessed.

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comment and for taking the time to stop by our centre. The view from the parking lot is quite spectacular, and we're glad you thought the same. We hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll get a chance to come back soon. More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fun thing to do when in Revelstoke. Just minutes out of town, you get to go inside the dam and take an elevator to the top for some breathtaking views. Costs $6 per adult. It is self guided with lots of information on the dam, the fish and the surrounding area. Worth a visit and get some... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much visiting us at the dam. We're glad you found the centre and the views enjoyable. If you have a chance to come back, we also offer guided tours if you're interested in getting more information about the region, the dam and how we generate power in B.C. More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great value for money at just $6 entry. Awe inspiring place and very interesting. The info boards telling you how you can save electricity do make you feel a bit guilty at how much power we waste on a daily basis - thought provoking! Great place for a stop if in the area - great views from the top too!... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for stopping in. It's great that you liked the information about the dam and the Columbia region. The dam itself is wonderful to see right from the parking lot and we're glad you took the elevator to the top for the views. More 

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Good value for money - staff friendly and seem genuinely pleased to see you. Security check at entrance - we enjoyed our banter with the guard. Tour of dam was informative and enjoyable - it's just a shame you can't wander about at the top to take pictures of the lake - the viewing area is focused towards the valley... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. We're glad our staff and security made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed the tour. Hopefully you'll have a chance to come back soon. More 

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