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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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Educational and interesting self tour!

We took the self tour through the Dam, make sure to read all the information boards. The dam is... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
panbk4g
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Airdrie, Canada
great educational visit

Brought my daughter to the dam to take a look at how hydroelectricity is created. The tour is free... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
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Highway 23N (Big Bend Hwy), Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We took the self tour through the Dam, make sure to read all the information boards. The dam is huge and certainly helps to understand the river system in that part of BC and how important the Revelstoke Dame is to the power production. Watch...More

1  Thank panbk4g
BCHydro, Manager at Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by the Visitor Centre. There is lots to experience from the interactive displays, the views and the movie on dam construction. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you get the chance to come back again soon.

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Brought my daughter to the dam to take a look at how hydroelectricity is created. The tour is free but admission is not. They tell you a lot about the inside of the dam but the inner workings (generators etc) are viewable only through a...More

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

Thanks for the review. The interactive displays are a great feature of the Visitor Centre. We're glad your daughter enjoyed learning about electricity and power while having fun.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Quite an interesting tour with a knowledgable guide. It was really cool to see all the pre-dam photos and see the work that went into building the dam. The elevator was broken the day we were there so we couldn't go to the top for...More

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

Sorry about the elevator not being available the day you visited, but we're happy you still enjoyed your visit. There is lots of great information throughout the centre about how the dam was built and how much power is generated at Revelstoke and our other...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The revelstoke dam tour is amazing. Self guided tour. Don't cheat yourself and read the information boards and follow the pointing beaver signs. The elevator to the top observation deck was working and is amazing at the top. A true testament to man made engineering....More

1  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

very friendly host, lots to see, and it is Free in the museum. kids enjoyed this place for a quick little side trip.

1  Thank SAUSAGETOWN
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Its really a good stop along the way. Seeing how large this dam is will make your jaw drop. It is well laid out to do a self tour with interactive activities, tips on how we can save electricity and a video. One feels very...More

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

There's lots to see at the Visitor Centre, from the interactive displays, First Nations gallery and the views at the dam which start right in the parking lot. The structure is really large and stepping out in front of the penstocks definitely makes you feel...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Totally worth seeing! Be prepared for the security check at the front gates, the guard will ask to see your photo ID and will warn you in advance you can't bring any purses or bags into the visitor centre. Parking is easy and plentiful. Be...More

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

Thanks for the review. It's great that you enjoyed the guided tour. There is lots to see for adults and children, from the historical artifacts to the interactive exhibits and the stunning views. We hope to see you back again soon once the sixth unit...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

My son and husband loved this place and found it super interesting but the rest of us found it a little boring.More

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

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and it's great that your husband and son liked their visit to the centre. We hope that you had the chance to enjoy some parts of your day and took the elevator ride to the top of...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

We almost passed this one attraction up and boy am I happy we didn't. This is such a fascinating structure. The security is a great added feature. You can take a guided tour or you can go it alone. There are a lot of fascinating...More

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

Thanks for not passing up on your visit to the dam. It is an awesome experience to see a large structure like this up close, and to get a chance to stand on top of it to see the beautiful view of the Columbia River...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

We thought we would visit the Dam prior to booking into the Glacier House Hotel. Arrived at 4.30pm not realising that the Dam closed to visitors at 5.00pm. However, the very friendly staff told us that a short visit was still worth it, and they...More

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

Thanks for staying and taking a look around. We're happy you enjoyed your visit even though it was near closing. The dam network is quite impressive and very interesting to learn about. We hope you have a chance to come back soon to enjoy the...More

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Jennifer K
We will be visiting when the dam is closed for the season, but should be still take a drive to see it from the parking lot? Would it be worth it?
5 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
Do you have tours
31 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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Wahine1968
Do you have tours for the Mica Dam. If so what days and hours. Kind regards Diana Lilley
31 January 2016|
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Response from Ashton F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, Revelstoke Dam is where the interactivity centre is.
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