Revelstoke - Salmon Arm HotelsDangle over deep gorges in wind-buffeted gondolas, speed down snow-covered mountainsides against the rush of the wind, and party with the locals in lively bars and garish dance halls in the alpine town of Revelstoke, deep in the Canadian Rockies. The bubbling hot waters of natural hot springs keep the winter cold at bay and rocky trails climb along the banks of the sparkling blue Columbia River. Things to seeA mountain top breakfast awaits at the summit of Revelstoke Mountain, but it won’t take long to get there. The Revelation Gondola swings its enclosed capsules over the tightly-packed pine forests that line the steep slopes of the massif, on route to the al fresco restaurant perched near its peak. Its early morning rides let budding photographers capture the dawn. Back at the village, the quaint Revelstoke Railway Museum portrays the earliest steam trains to chug through the mountain ranges on their heavy rails. You can view original locomotives in the gallery, and explore the interior of carriages retired from service many years ago. In wintertime, ski dramatic runs with equally dramatic names. ‘Kill The Banker’, and ‘The Ripper Chair’ offer straight runs down the mountainside, carving through the powdery snow, and arriving at the mountain resort below. Non-skiers can still enjoy the slopes at the Turtle Creek Tube Park, a seasonal sledging run with inflatable rings, or get to grips with the art of snowboarding at the snow school nearby. When darkness descends, head to the Roxy Theatre for a movie in old fashioned grandeur, while the locals kick up their heels in late night clubs and back-country bars.Hotels in
Revelstoke - Salmon ArmThere isn’t any need for luxury hotels in Revelstoke, but you will find fabulous alpine chalets with warm wood interiors and a mountain resort feel catering for visitors all year round. They’ll be packed when the snow comes, sitting right on the doorstep of the lower ski slopes. Discount hotels, including personable bed and breakfasts, are tucked away in the town’s leafy streets. You can expect to find colorful decor, private bathrooms, seating areas, and wonderful mountain views from all the hotels in Revelstoke. There are a few resorts offering rooms with kitchenettes and dining areas, although with some tempting menus in local restaurants, you might not want to cater for yourself.Where to staySitting in the heart of the resolute Rocky Mountains, capped with snow at their peaks all year round, the town of Revelstoke is an exciting resort with an emphasis on the natural world. In its quaint mining town, tree-filled plazas are surrounded by cozy cafés, and colorful market stalls. The Hot Springs welcomes you to sit in the steamy water, overlooking the lake below, and nightly live music puts the town on the map as a happy, carefree tourist destination, with palpable lust for life. Hotels in Revelstoke put you right in the heart of the action, impressing you with jaw-dropping views and giving you access to the sloping trails that wind their way through canyons and valleys. How to get to Revelstoke - Salmon ArmKelowna International Airport is a 2 hour drive by car from Revelstoke, yet it’s still the quickest way to get here from abroad. Buses and private cars follow the twisting turns of the Trans Canada Highway as it snakes its way through the towering Rocky Mountains. You won’t need a car for exploring the town, so if you don’t plan to travel outside Revelstoke, taking the bus gives you time to sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery as it passes you by.