Alpine Village Shopping Centre Ltd.
Revelstoke is located within the Columbia Mountains in the Interior of British Columbia, 641km east of Vancouver, B.C. Canada and 415 km west of Calgary, Alberta.
Situated on the Columbia River between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Ranges, Revelstoke has a spectacular setting on the main east-west transportation corridor through British Columbia.
As with many communities in south-eastern British Columbia, Revelstoke began in the 1880s as a transportation and supply centre for the mining industry. This was soon bolstered by the construction of the trans-continental railway and the subsequent decision of the Canadian Pacific railway to establish its main operations offices and maintenance facilities for the Shuswap and Mountain Subdivisions in Revelstoke. Both the mining industry and railway construction required substantial amounts of timber which prompted the early establishment and growth of the forest industry in the area.
From 1900 until the early 1960s, Revelstoke grew at a steady pace. Construction of theTrans Canada Highway through Rogers Pass in 1962 opened the area to tourism. Rapid growth to service tourism took place and the economy was further diversified.
Beginning in 1965, three hydroelectric dams which created large reservoirs were built in the
area. While these mega-projects fortified the economy of the city, they also flooded agricultural lands and vast expanses of prime forest lands, reducing the timber and natural environmental resources of the area.
When the mega-project boom ended in 1985, the town experienced a significant downturn. This downturn was admirably overcome through the development and implementation of a community economic development strategy which included: a downtown revitalization project; development and diversification of small businesses; encouragement of tourism; and strengthening of the timber industry.
Revelstoke is quickly developing its tourism sector into an all season playground. Outdoor adventures take advantage of our breathtaking scenery in the form of back country hiking,
mountain biking, ski touring, heli-skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, river rafting, canoeing and kayaking.
Formal recreational activities include a full service
community centre, aquatic centre and seniors’ activity centre, an 18 hole golf course, bowling lanes, fitness centres, tennis courts, skating arena and curling rink.
The area boasts two national parks, three provincial parks, several municipal parks, hot spring developments, and an abundance of camping opportunities.
"Tourism and Hospitality"
Revelstoke is an historic mountain community which is currently a summer and winter tourist haven. Considerable tourism infrastructure has been developed, including 1,300 rental bed units and well established attractions, restaurants, bars, entertainment outlets and retail stores. With its central location on the Trans Canada Highway, Revelstoke serves as a staging center for winter and summer back country activities. The tourism and hospitality sector has demonstrated significant growth and investment during the past ten years.
A magnificent world-class resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, located on Mount Mackenzie 6 km southeast of downtown Revelstoke, opened in 2007. It boasts North America’s longest vertical descent at 5,620 feet of lift-serviced vertical. To be completed over 15 years, Revelstoke Mountain Resort will include 5,000 new housing units (1,500 resort condominiums, 2,000 hotel suites, 850 town homes and 550 single-family estate lots), as well as more than 500,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, plus a signature golf course.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort will be the only resort in the world to offer lift-skiing, cat-skiing and helicopter skiing from the village base.
What customers say...
"I was pleasantly surprised by this great little centre"
"Alpine Village Shopping Centre Ltd. is the best place in Revelstoke to shop"
"A wonderful little shopping centre, with many unique stores"
"Surprised that I found a food store that was open late and on Sunday"
"Great shops, worth getting off the highway"