Revelstoke Ramps Up Summer Adventures


Phase one of the Revelstoke Adventure Park will include The Tree Tope Adventure Centre and The Bungee Centre. Photo: IDLP.

Plans are currently being developed for the first phase of the Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP), in British Columbia’s Kootenay region. RAP could open in 2017.

Illecillewaet Development Ltd Pty (IDLP), owned by Black Tie Properties Ltd Pty, has submitted an application to the provincial government seeking an adventure tourism license from the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations. Black Tie Properties Ltd Pty plans to operate the new facility.

If approved, RAP will include a Bungee Centre and a Tree Top Adventure Centre. These would host a cliff-top bungee jump, ropes courses, and zip lines. The park could also offer downhill mountain biking and a campground, and perhaps even an “electric-hydraulic driven wave pool” that will make guests feel like they’re surfing in the ocean.

IDLP intends to build the park on 64 acres of privately owned land, along with 257 hectares (about 675 acres) of adjoining Crown land—most of which is located on Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s tenure.

Meanwhile, Revelstoke Mountain Resort itself is expanding its 2016 summer operations to include a monorail mountain coaster. Home to the first Brandauer Mountain Coaster in North America, this single-track coaster will be built close the ground and feel similar to riding a downhill mountain bike. The coaster will travel 1.4 kilometers, drop 279 vertical meters and travel up to 42 km/h (.9 miles, 900 vertical feet, and speeds up to 26 mph).


About Author

Ilissa Maiatico is a Toronto, Ont., based snowsports and travel writer. She contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and various publications. She held editorial roles at both SBC Resort Guide and Snowboard Canada Women's Annual magazine. Ilissa was also a reporter for the 2014 Olympic Newswire Service in Sochi, Russia.

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