The proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park outdoor adventure area planned for the Greeley area proposes lift-access mountain biking, bungee jumping, zip lines, camping, water sports and more. Photo: Revelstoke Adventure Park conceptual image via City of Revelstoke document

The Revelstoke Adventure Park plan is back on the city council’s agenda with the developers to hold a presentation at the June 23 meeting.

The project plans, which include zip-lining, biking and bungee jumping facilities, will make use of unused land in the Greeley area, crown land partly located within the Revelstoke Mountain Resort recreation area.

The Revelstoke Adventure Park proposal includes a bungee jumping station. Image: Revelstoke Adventure Park
The Revelstoke Adventure Park proposal includes a bungee jumping station. Image: Revelstoke Adventure Park

The developers, Illecillewaet Development Limited Partnership (IDLP), originally submitted the project for consideration several years ago but provincial authorities knocked it back in 2013 because of issues such as First Nations consultations, roadway engineering, water concerns flagged by the City of Revelstoke and highway access issues.

IDLP chief operating officer Jason Roe, a Revelstoke-based developer, says this presentation will introduce the project to new councillors who may not have been aware of it and to explain how they have mitigated those previous issues.

“The presentation is to show the new application and all the new studies that have been completed since the previous application, and all the adjustments we made concerned with the issues that were disallowed by province,” Roe said.

In their project summary, the developers state that Revelstoke needs an adventure park like this to capture the summer tourism market that travels through Revelstoke every year.
The Revelstoke Adventure Park concept include amenities like restaurants, camping and other roadside adventure park attractions. Image: Revelstoke Adventure Park
The Revelstoke Adventure Park concept include amenities like restaurants, camping and other roadside adventure park attractions. Image: Revelstoke Adventure Park

“While Revelstoke sees a significant increase in highway traffic during the summer, local hotel data does not reflect a corresponding increase in overnight stays. The Revelstoke Visitor Centre’s statistics also show that adventure recreation is the second most popular topic visitors inquire about, after accommodation,” it states.

The Revelstoke Adventure Park would be a six-year plan, developed in four phases, working with Northlands Properties, the owners of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. It would create about 200 jobs in the community.

For more details on the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park, see the two PDF documents below, which form the basis of the proponent’s presentation to Revelstoke City Council on June 23.

Revelstoke Adventure Park summary, June 2015 by Revelstoke Mountaineer

Revelstoke Adventure Park brief summary by Revelstoke Mountaineer