Revelstoke

Aerial shot of Revelstoke BC

Quick stats …

  • 8,000
  • 6 hours from Vancouver
  • 20%

In the area …

4-bed, 2-bath home with mountain views
MLS: 10168476

CAD$ 549,000 MLS Listing

Ten years ago, buzz around Revelstoke Mountain Resort (North America’s biggest vertical) kick-started a real estate boom in this scenic yet sleepy railroad town located just off the Trans-Canada Highway west of Rogers Pass. The bubble popped just three years later – almost taking the ski resort along with it – but things are better now, and single-family homes gained 20 per cent in 2017. The town’s beauty attracts a young, hip demographic looking for deep snow as much as real estate bargains.

Downtown Revy was revived in the 1990s and then word got out that a new ski area would be developed–and real estate prices shot up. Some amazing old historic buildings were restored and soon occupied by new businesses. Indeed, all the essentials for mountain adventures are here, including Mount Begbie Brewing–one of B.C.’s top craft breweries–plus a wide selection of restaurants that would not be out of place in Vancouver or Whistler. And, of course, some damned fine places to get a cup of coffee.

Work: Revelstoke has a surprisingly diverse economy based on forestry, tourism and transportation. More than 150 technology and knowledge workers call it home, with many newly arrived entrepreneurs creating opportunities.

Play: Boulder Mountain is one of B.C.’s favourite snowmobile destinations.

Culture: The Revelstoke Railway Museum tells the nation-building story of how the Canadian Pacific Railway united British Columbia with Eastern Canada.

Municipalities & Districts:
Revelstoke – www.revelstoke.ca

Real Estate:
Revelstoke Listings

Realtors:
Emily Beaumont – Royal LePage – royallepagerevelstoke.ca

Economic Development: 
Revelstoke Community Economic Development – www.revelstoke.ca/ced

Builders:
BC Timberframe Co. – bctimberframe.ca
Discovery Dream Homes – discoverydreamhomes.com
Green Emerald Construction – greenemeraldinc.com
Pan-abode – panabode.com

Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types. 

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