Revelstoke Lake

Revelstoke Lake spans approximately 130 kms north to south spanning the distance between the Revelstoke and Mica Dams. It is in a stunning setting and trips can be taken from short jaunts to long multi day, self supported trips.

The lake is narrow and the shoreline steep and impressive. This is great for the feel and scenery, though makes access and egress challenging in an emergency situation


  • Cell Reception: Patchy at best, though full coverage at boat launch
  • Emergency Access/Egress: Highway 23 follows the lake on the east side of the lake. Often it is a long way up with steep terrain between.
  • Trip Length: As far as you want to go!
  • Family Friendly: YES! (be aware of weather)
  • Water Temperature: Cool in the spring and fall, warm in the summer months.
  • Weather Considerations: This is a mountain environment and weather can and does change quickly. Check local weather forecasts for strong winds, thunder, lightning etc
  • Suitable for: Kayak, Canoe and SUP


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Run Information


As per the put in

Put In

Take Highway 23 North (Mica Creek) from the eastern most set of traffic lights on the Trans Canada Highway. Drive approximately 8kms (shortly after you pass the impressive Revelstoke Dam) and there is a small unsigned road to a boat launch.


Beautiful, long and narrow alpine lake

Length & Time

130km, Couple_Hours, Multi-Day, Family Trip



Flow Information



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