Officially part of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, Revelstoke BC is considered by many to be part of Kootenay Country. Revelstoke's population is about 7,200 with 2,075 total families counted by Statistics Canada. The main economic labour components of the city are construction and manufacturing including wood products, transportation, accomodation, food services and health care.
Two National Parks, the Enchanted Forest with seasonal salmon spawning, and the Revelstoke Dam offer diversity to all visitors. Close to the City of Salmon Arm, Revelstoke BC has cultural and historical events year-round.
Revelstoke's housing and accomodation economy saw a boom in 2007 with building permits sharply escalating to 160 residential units started. This was a strong increase from previous years such as 36 units started in 2006, and 2009 tapered off with 91 units for a total value 0f $31 million dollars.
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Lake Revelstoke was created by the construction of Revelstoke Dam
Glacier National Park is halfway between Revelstoke and Golden, BC.
The Arrow Lakes are a waterway network spanning a large portion of the West Kootenay area. Graced with scenic mountain views and wildlife, the Arrow Lakes are mainly traversed by way of ferry instead of bridges, making the West Kootenay experience memorable and capturing the charm of earlier days. Sportfishing abounds with nicely stocked lakes producing many varieties of fish. Camping and fishing along the Arrow Lakes from Revelstoke to Nakusp lures fishermen from British Columbia, Canada, and many other countries each year.
The Revelstoke Grizzlies
BC Interior Forestry Museum