Revelstoke, Canada

A Local’s Look Into the Life and the People of a Small Mountain Town

4 min read by Elouise Antonina. Published in Essays, Stories.

Revelstoke is a quaint town in the eastern part of British Columbia. It boasts the most skiable verticals in North America at its local resort.

With my camera, I took a step back from the chair lifts and black runs to have a deeper look at the town’s surroundings and the people who live there.

From the breath-taking lakes and mountain views to the adorable candy store, The Sugar Shack, where you’ll find 60 varieties of candy and plenty of nostalgic ice-cream flavours served in pretty pastel-coloured bowls.

The town’s street homes feel as if the time has stopped and transformed the reality into a set of Pleasantville.

Down the road, a hidden gem: Dose, a trendy cafe that sells delicious Australian-style coffee — practically impossible to find anywhere else in Canada. On its shelves, you’ll see dinosaur figurines and hundreds of Instax prints of their happy customers.

Away from the ski slopes, during an offseason, Revelstoke is clear of tourists. Quiet, beautiful, unforgettable.

A short drive out of town, there’s a little farm with gorgeous horses, waiting to be patted and adored.