Cameron Hall from Holmlands is no stranger to Revelstoke, having recently directed a new film and web series “The Revelstoke Diaries” in the British Columbia last winter – which is available to watch now online. Here, Cameron runs through some of his favourite places to visit off the mountain in the Canadian powder paradise.
Big Eddy Glass Works
A great way to get creative and learn some new skills; Big Eddy Glass Works offers regular drop in glass blowing workshops for beginners, where owner Leah Allison and her team will teach you the basics of the ancient artform. Taking you through the mesmerising process step by step, you get the chance to create a bespoke piece of glassware from scratch choosing your own colours, style and design. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to warm up inside after a long day skiing outside in the cold.
Revelstoke Trading Post
If you like shopping, the Revelstoke Trading post has a great selection of locally produced goods, with contemporary and classic designs and custom branded clothing that offer the perfect memento for a holiday in Revelstoke or gifts to take back home for family and friends.
The Taco Club
For such a small town, there are so many great places to eat in Revelstoke, it’s hard to go wrong, but I’d highly recommend a visit to The Taco Club on MacKenzie Avenue for a full flavour and great value après ski feast for something a little different to the regular burger and fries combo. They also offer signature cocktails, a curated tequila menu and locally crafted beer to help you wash down your meal.
Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre/ Roxy Cinema
The local arts centre hosts a range of cultural events from stage shows to live music events to film premieres, with a full programme throughout the year. The theatre seats almost 300 people and is cool, clean, comfortable and contemporary. Equally, the Roxy Theatre is a great Art Deco style cinema with bags of charm, screening the latest film releases and another good way to unwind of a day of steep and challenging skiing.
No Canadian holiday visit would be complete without taking in an Ice Hockey game. Whilst Revelstoke doesn’t have a professional team, it does boast one of the best junior hockey teams in the province, “The Grizzlies”. You’ll know when it’s game night, with signs put-up all-round town, as the local community rallies together to show their support. You can get tickets on the door at the ice rink, but they can sell out, especially during the festive holidays – so it’s a good tip to swing by Revy Outdoors on MacKenzie Avenue and purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.
Watch The Revelstoke Diaries here.
Featured Image: Cameron Hall © Hywel William