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Revelstoke Business + Lifestyle in Mountain Paradise

A Perfect Location With Clean Air, Water & Energy

Revelstoke has built a world-class reputation for living and playing in a spectacular and historic mountain setting. Located on the mighty Columbia River and the Trans Canada Highway between the sensational Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges. Bordering on Mount Revelstoke National Park and west of the summit of Rogers Pass and the heart of Glacier National Park.

Revelstoke Dam has the largest hydro electricity capacity in BC and creates a 150 km reservoir lake for recreation. Craigellachie, the site of the ‘driving of the last spike’ to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway and unite Canada is just a short drive west. Heritage homes, the Victorian ambience of downtown, museums, cultural attractions and the ultimate in outdoor experiences combine to make Revelstoke an unspoiled treasure in a mountain paradise. Bike, walk or drive 8 minutes maximum, but never any traffic! Travel the world without travelling by enjoying global visitors or tap into the high speed internet service.

A Strong Community With A Foundation In Healthy Mountain Culture

  • Municipal population (2011 Census) is 7,139 residents plus 552 residents living in the surrounding Columbia Shuswap Regional District
  • Revelstoke School District operates three elementary schools and one secondary school
  • Okanagan College Campus provides a variety of Education Programs.
  • 37 Restaurants and Bars
  • Year Round Farmer and Craft Market and Free Nighly Live Music
  • 17 Motels/Hotels and Resorts, B&B’s, Lodges and Hostels have over a total of 1,500 rooms/beds + 25 Campgrounds in the area with over 1,000 campsites
  • Modern medical centre at Queen Victoria Hospital and Selkirk Medical Clinic

Diverse & Sustainable Economic Base Built For Entrepreneurs

Currently transportation, both rail and highway, are significant employment generators. The forest industry accounts for over 20% of basic employment income for the community. The growth and development of the tourism and hospitality sector over the past thirty years have contributed to the diversification of the local economy. This sector provides 16% of Revelstoke’s base employment income. The natural environment; summer and winter recreational activities; history and heritage of the area; and location on major transportation routes provide opportunities for further significant tourism development. Revelstoke Mountain Resort, minutes from downtown, has the largest vertical in  North America, receives about 20 percent more snow than Whistler. It is the only mountain resort worldwide to offer a gondola, cat-skiing and heli-skiing.

Recreation Facilities for Old And Young in the Powder Snow Capital

  • Full Service Community Centre with Aquatics and Seniors Facilities
  • Alpine Skiing and Touring at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
  • 5 Heli Ski and 5 Cat Ski operations
  • Backcountry Skiing + Guides
  • Mountain Bike Trails: Hundreds of KMs + Guides
  • Road Biking, Bike Tours and Rentals
  • Snowmobile and Motorcycle Trails: 50+ KMs of Groomed and 100’s SQ KM of Alpine
  • 2 National Parks – Mount Revelstoke and Glacier + Guides and Tours
  • Mt. MacPherson Nordic Ski Centre and Lessons
  • Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
  • Okanagan Regional Library
  • Historic Movie Theatre
  • Arena and Curling Rink
  • Motocross / Dirt Bike Track and Club
  • 16 parks / playgrounds
  • Tennis Courts and Squash Courts
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Bowling
  • Lake Revelstoke Dragon Boat and Rowing Club
  • Rock Climbing + Guides
  • Dog Sledding tours
  • Guided Snowmobile Rentals and Tours
  • Guided River Rafting
  • Boat, Paddle Board, Kayak  and Water Sports
  • Guided Mountaineering
  • Gondola Tours
  • High Ropes Course
  • Paragliding
  • Hot Springs
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Yoga and Fitness Centres
  • Guided Snowshoe Tours

Tourism Potential and Access to the Global Activity Learning Centre

2 million visitors to the community during the summer season and 200,000 skier visits to the resort during winter. Over five million motorists travel the corridor every year, stopping to revel in the natural stoke of ancient glaciers, mountain streams, awesome vistas, and abundant wildlife. The highway provides easy access west to Vancouver and east to Calgary. An airport in the city at the base of the resort provides airplane and helicopter service.

 

Annual Income (2010)

Less than $15,000 > 23%

$15,000 – $24,999 > 18%

$25,000 – $34,999 > 16%

$35,000 – $49,999 > 17%

$50,000 – $75,000 > 15%

$75,000 + > 11%

Median Income = $30,480

Family Median Income = $71,500

Non-Family Median Income = $28,690

 

Employment by Industry

Accommodation and Food Services 13%

Transportation and Warehousing 13%

Education, Health & Social Services 13%

Forestry 12%

Retail and Wholesale 12%

Construction 9%

Professional, Technical & Admin Services 6%

Public Administration 5%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation 3%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 3%

Manufacturing and Utilities 2%

Other 9%

 

Demographics

Population 7,700

Labour Force 4,900

Households 3,100

Families 2,220

School enrolment 1,024

 

Population by Age

0 – 14 > 1,175 = 15%

15 – 29 > 1,440 = 19%

30 – 44 > 1,640 = 21%

45 – 64 > 2,400 = 31%

65+ > 1,035 = 14%

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