Revelstoke’s flagged future summer attraction, the Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP), has moved forward with their plans, submitting an application for a tourism licence with the provincial government.
Illecillewaet Development Ltd Pty (IDLP), which is operated and managed locally by Black Tie Properties Ltd Pty, have confirmed that they recently submitted their application, which includes a management plan to get a Adventure Tourism Licences of Occupation from the BC Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
The plans for the proposed park, which eventually plans to include a surf wave park, hopes to open its first phase by 2017,
In its preliminary phase it will host two dedicated mountain adventure centres, the Tree Top Adventure Centre and The Bungee Centre, and accompanying guest facilities and services. Activities will include downhill mountain biking, a cliff-top bungee jump, and a series of ropes courses and zip lines.
RAP will be developed on 64 hectares of private land owned by IDLP and 257 ha of adjoining Crown land. The majority of Crown land being sought is already within Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s (RMR) existing recreation tenure.
Illecillewaet Development Limited Partnership (IDLP) chief operating officer Jason Roe said he was pleased with this latest move.
“I’m excited to get to this step in the development of the Revelstoke Adventure Park,” he said. “It will be a one-of-a-kind attraction, creating a greater awareness for Revelstoke further enticing visitors to discover our vibrant community throughout the spring, summer and early fall months.”
Read previous stories on the Revelstoke Adventure Park.