SENIORS TRAVEL TO BRITISH COLUMBIA



Seniors Visit Exciting Revelstoke

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Get your coffee, friends, we’re going to British Columbia this morning. Revelstoke, a city in southeastern British Columbia,  with a population of 7,139, is referred to by the locals as Revy. Senior travelers will find Revelstoke on the banks of the Columbia River just south of the Revelstoke Dam and near its confluence with the Illecillewaet River.

Named a “must do trip on National Geographic’s Ultimate Adventure Bucket List, senior adventurers will find a vibrant mountain community with a rich heritage.

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The many winter sports are the cream of the crop: North America’s greatest vertical at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, world class Snowmobile trails blanketed with an average snowfall of 40-60 feet per year, 25+ km of groomed Nordic trails, easy access to the best Backcountry Touring experience on earth, and more Helicopter and Cat Ski/Snowboard operations than people (ok, well not quite).

Tack on dog sledding, snowshoeing, and a paragliding flight, and you’ve got yourself a pretty stellar Revelstoke BC winter vacation.

 Seniors Bike and Hike In Summer Months

Revelstoke_from_Mount_RevelstokeAs the summer heat melts the snow back to the summits, the high mountain peaks of the area are revealed. Inland and alpine adventures abound in the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges. Hiking explorations in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park, world famous alpine mountain biking trails, a new dirt biking trail network that keeps on growing, and a Championship Golf Course that borders the Columbia River.

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Revelstoke’s economy has traditionally been tied to the Canadian Pacific Railway and it still maintains a strong connection to that industry. Senior visitors will find plenty to keep them occupied any time of the year.

Revelstoke has produced some talented athletes in winter sports, notably ice hockey. The former local BCJHL team, the Revelstoke Bruins, had a number of future NHLers on its roster in the 1970s and 1980s.

Seniors Enjoy Revelstoke’s Awesome Surroundings

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Way back when, Norwegian immigrants brought the skiing and ski jumping to Revelstoke, and by the 1910s, several ski jumping hills had been built around town. Revelstoke Ski Club was founded in 1914, and by the following year had reached 102 members. Sitting between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Ranges, Revelstoke has an awesome setting on the main east-west transportation corridor through BC.

Revelstoke was founded in the 1880s when the Canadian Pacific Railway was built through the area and mining was an important early industry. The city was originally named Farwell, after a local land owner and surveyor. Choose a YouTube video here and enjoy all the scenery and the Snow Show. I liked the second one down entitled Revelstoke Year Round, but just let it keep playing and another and another will follow.

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TripAdvisor notes nearly 40 attractions that senior visitors can enjoy, starting with the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail and of course the Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and the Enchanted Forest…always a big hit.

So set your GPS for BC and enjoy the entire area. -jeb

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