Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization and is a non-government, not-for-profit organization. We issue daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter for much of the mountainous regions of western Canada, providing this free information via our website and our app, Avalanche Canada Mobile. We also coordinate and deliver avalanche awareness and education programs, provide curriculum and support to instructors of Avalanche Canada training programs, act as a central point-of-contact for avalanche information, and work closely with many different avalanche research projects, both at home and abroad. Our vision is to eliminate avalanche fatalities and injuries in Canada. For more information see our booklet.
We live in bear country! Please take responsibility for your bear attractants. secure garbage, fruit, bird seed, compost, livestock feed and pet food in a place not accessible to bears. Revelstoke Bear Aware Society’s mission is to reduce human / bear conflict through education, cooperation and active management initiatives in the community of Revelstoke and surrounding area. To report bear sightings, please call the provincial government’s Conservation Officer Service hotline, at 1-877-952-7277 or fill out their online form. This is the “Report all Poachers and Polluters” (RAPP) line. A person will take your information and send it to our Conservation Officer in Golden. Reporting a sighting does not mean someone will show up to kill the bear. By reporting a bear sighting you will improve our ability to to direct our public education initiatives.
The Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) is the national association for avalanche professionals. Membership requires knowledge of evolving avalanche-related sciences, specialized technical training, and extensive operational experience. CAA members serve the public by evaluating avalanche hazards and managing risks to protect people and property from avalanches. CAA members gain an important credential that assures these vital responsibilities are being conducted by a capable and qualified individuals. This includes:
- Governance of the membership, and its code of ethics and conflict resolution within the membership
- Standards maintenance within the industry through member audits of CPD points
- Advocacy, representation and issue resolution with government, media and other organizations
110 Mackenzie Ave., Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 837-2435, F. 1 (866) 366-2094
Mountain road conditions are constantly changing. For up to date conditions and incident reports, web cams, road repairs, and weather reports visit DriveBC.
Camping, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, ski touring – all activities in the national parks require a parks pass. Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is a popular backcountry ski touring destination with an average of 10 m of snowfall a year. In Rogers Pass, explosive artillery fire is regularly used on mountain slopes to protect highway and railway traffic from natural avalanches. Parks Canada’s Winter Permit System separates skiers from artillery fire and the resulting avalanches, and is mandatory for winter activities in the park.
Revelstoke Search and Rescue (REVSAR) is a volunteer run organization. REVSAR has conducted Ground Search and Rescue operations in and around Revelstoke and outlying areas since 1952. Volunteers are highly trained, many are leading specialists in search and rescue techniques, avalanche science, incident command systems, communications, planning and logistics. REVSAR provides a number of search and rescue services. Speciality Teams include the:
- Snowmobile Rescue Team
- Helicopter Rescue Team: Class D Fixed Line (CDFL) or Helicopter Evacuation Transportation Systems (HETS) Team
- Avalanche Rescue Team
- Rope Rescue Team
- Swift-water Rescue Team
- Canine Search Team
In case of emergency – Call 911
P. (250) 837-2884