Over the last few decades, this town of 6,700 has evolved from sleepy whistle stop to a mountain mecca, with powder-heaped Revelstoke Mountain Resort seducing many adventure-seekers into staying. Now a new generation of digital nomads is sticking the landing, says chamber of commerce executive director Jana Thompson, thanks to fibre-optic internet and a new crop of co-working spaces. Arts, culture, and nonprofit groups are thriving. City-worthy restaurants are popping up downtown. Home and hotel construction are booming. Yet Thompson says, “It still has the really good mountain vibes and small-town community feel.”
Revelstoke snapshot: Population 6,719, median age 38.5.
By Kirsten Rodenhizer