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Celebrate The Holidays At Bison Lodge


December is a magical month, and it brings forth holiday spirit and cheer. Here at Bison Lodge, we fully immerse ourselves in the spirit of the holiday season.

Bison Lodge At Christmas

Bison Lodge At Christmas

 

When you choose to spend your holidays at Bison Lodge, you are choosing to celebrate in all the beauty of a true Canadian winter. Snowfalls abound, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are blanketed with layers of snow that allow you to experience a real white Christmas. Christmas in Revelstoke must have been the muse for Irving Berlin’s song ‘White Christmas’. We suspect, anyways.

Bison Lodge In The Winter

Bison Lodge In The Winter

 

The Beauty Of A Winter's Night

The Beauty Of A Winter’s Night

 

We love providing our guests with the freedom to spend the holidays how they wish to spend them.  We fully appreciate that you have no obligation to entertain here. The atmosphere is a stress-free holiday where you are the one being pampered. You are not slaving over a hot stove, or cleaning for days just to welcome people into your home. Rather, we are the ones doing the cooking and the cleaning. The tables have been proverbially turned. You are in our home, and we want you to sit back and relax. Spend your days in our hot tub and sauna, watch a Christmas movie in our home theatre, or play a round of billiards. How you choose to relax is yours to make.

Indoor Theatre Room

Indoor Theatre Room

 

Outdoor Hot Tub and Sauna

Outdoor Hot Tub and Sauna

 

Billiards Room

Billiards Room

 

With the arrival of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, you can celebrate any way you prefer. The ski lifts are open for your skiing and snowboarding pleasure, and with Revelstoke Mountain Resort within walking distance, you do not have to go far to partake in holiday activities. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day celebrations can occur on the slopes. Is there anything more enjoyable than that?!

A View of Revelstoke Mountain Resort From Bison Lodge

A View of Revelstoke Mountain Resort From Bison Lodge

 

Skiing In Revelstoke, Photo Credit Tourism Revelstoke

Skiing In Revelstoke, Photo Credit Tourism Revelstoke

 

At the end of the day, whether you exerted energy or not, your holiday meals are second to none. With a personal chef for the duration of your stay with us, all your meals are prepared with you in mind. Dietary restrictions respected, you and your guests will be privileged to the finest dining experiences all in one place. And, if you are a fan of wine, our extensive wine menu that includes many global brands is available at your command.

Bison Lodge Wine Cellar, Revelstoke Wine Collection

Bison Lodge Wine Cellar

 

5-Star Meals

5-Star Meals

 

It is definitely a magical time of year. We welcome you to experience it firsthand with us. We look forward to spending the holidays with you. Book your holiday stay with us for December 2022 now.

 

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Corporate Getaways to Bison Lodge


2020 was a difficult year, and 2021 is proving to have its own set of challenges. We know that businesses have gone through hardships and have had to navigate unprecedented waters. With 2022 on the horizon, we have hopes for a better year! And what way to start increasing office morale than a corporate getaway!

With enough room to house you and 10 of your best employees/team members, Bison Lodge is the perfect destination to thank your team for a job well done. Our full-service offering provides you and your team with the luxurious relaxation you all deserve.

Your experience at Bison Lodge will commence with a champagne and charcuterie welcome. Upon check-in, our concierge will give you and your guests a full tour of our lodge, champagne in hand. Have no worries about your baggage either, we will gladly escort all the luggage to each respective room while you have your tour.

From there, you will do what your heart desires. If you and your guests are a bit tuckered out after your travels, we have ways for you to sink into relaxation; an on-site massage therapist is at your personal disposal (up to three hours of complimentary massage per day), an outdoor hot tub and an outdoor sauna to melt away in, a theatre room to chill out with a movie or two,  and a games room to just feel like a kid again.

Outdoor Hot Tub and Sauna

Outdoor Hot Tub and Sauna

 

Indoor Theatre Room

Indoor Theatre Room

 

When you and your guests are ready for adventure, we have you covered! On-site we have an indoor rock-climbing wall and an exercise room. This will get your blood pumping and muscles warmed up for the real adventure which is the outdoor activities! We are a stone’s throw away from Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke’s very own amusement park! The ski hill and ski lift/gondola are visible right from our lodge! When you’re ready for a change of scenery, the sky is the limit! Literally, we have our very own helipad. The whole of Revelstoke is at your disposal. We will take you to do some aerial sightseeing and to do some heliskiing. Talk about a thrill and blood-pumping adventure! No other vacation spot in Canada can offer you what Revelstoke does.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Skier: Yu Sasaki / Credit: Hywel Williams

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Skier: Yu Sasaki / Credit: Hywel Williams

 

Selkirk Tangiers HeliSkiing

Selkirk Tangiers HeliSkiing

 

Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

 

At the end of the day, your personal chef will be ready to feed you and your guests the best meals you’ll ever have. You will converse with our staff prior to your visit to ensure all tastes and dietary needs are accounted for. Your personal chef will be creating a 5-star menu personalized to every detail you give us. Your week will include all meals and drinks that will be the most decadent you’ll ever enjoy. A wine list that takes you to many global regions, a spirits list that doesn’t disappoint, and a top-notch chef are sure to keep your taste buds craving more.

 

Wine Room

Wine Room

 

Bison Lodge Dinner

Bison Lodge Dinner

 

Bison Lodge Dessert

Bison Lodge Dessert

 

We take pride in offering first-class amenities and service. We are fully staffed and ready to cater to your group’s every need and desire.

Contact us today to discuss this truly unforgettable opportunity to show your hard-working and dedicated team that you fully appreciate them.

 

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Revelstoke Is A Winter Wonderland


The winter in Revelstoke is what the song Winter Wonderland was written about. Ok, we’re making that up, but we would like to believe it.

People from all over the world come to enjoy the fast-paced thrill ride that is Revelstoke every winter. If you’re looking for adventure, you can find it here.

 

Skiing & Snowboarding

When you look for an epic place to ski and snowboard, you will find it here. Revy is the ultimate skiing and snowboarding destination, with Mount Mackenzie, Mount Revelstoke, Mount Macpherson, and Mount Begbie right at the tips of your skis. Every level of experience will find that each mountain offers its own set of challenges.

Even more exciting in this area of activity is the ability to do some heliskiing ~ being dropped off at a higher elevation via helicopter. Talk about a rush!

Heliskiing, Photo Credit: Tourism Revelstoke

Heliskiing, Photo Credit: Tourism Revelstoke

 

Snowmobiling

Revelstoke experiences up to 60 feet of snowfall each winter. Our terrain is definitely not flat, very far from. This is why snowmobiling has become one of our fastest-growing winter activities. The level of expertise to drive a ski-doo ranges from beginner to expert, guided tours being available for those that are just starting out or who want to be accompanied in a new area.

Revelstoke offers a number of snowmobile and ski-doo rental places. View Tourism Revelstoke’s website for a list.

Snowmobiling, Photo Credit: Dave Mattson and Tourism Revelstoke

Snowmobiling, Photo Credit: Dave Mattson and Tourism Revelstoke

 

Snowshoeing offers you a completely different winter experience. This is one of the best ways to explore Revelstoke, offering you more freedom to wander in and out of our forested areas, allowing for more opportunities to see our unique wildlife.

It’s completely understandable if you don’t have a pair of snowshoes ‘just laying around’. Revelstoke has four snowshoe rental providers.  Give them a view today.

Snowshoeing, Photo Credit: Tourism Revelstoke

Snowshoeing, Photo Credit: Tourism Revelstoke

 

The winter activities listed above are only three of many! If you’re an outdoorsy-winter person, Revelstoke is where you want to be this winter.

Book your stay with us today.

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We Are Excited For The Upcoming Winter Season. Stay With Us!


The borders are opening, and we are very excited to start our winter 2021-2022 season.

From the moment you walk in our front door, our team’s goal is to make this an unforgettable experience.

You will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and a charcuterie board.

Staying warm and cozy is what we strive to give you. When you are not on the slopes, there is still plenty to do here, indoors.

After your day of being on the slopes, we invite you to book a massage, soak up the scenery in our outdoor hot tub, relax in our barrel sauna or just soak in a luxurious bubble bath in your room’s deep soaker tub. Your body deserves the attention.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Outdoor Hot Tub

Outdoor Sauna

Barrel Sauna

 

When you are feeling refreshed and ready to go, play a round of pool, board games, or our old school video game or experience a few laughs when you watch a movie in our theatre room or challenging yourself or friends to the fireplace rock-climbing wall.

Indoor Movie Theatre

Indoor Movie Theatre

Billiards Room

Billiards Room

 

At the end of the day, enjoy the Après in our great room with a wood-burning fireplace before gathering around the dining room table and experience 5-star dining with your private chef and staff.

Dining Room

Dining Room

5-Star Meals

5-Star Meals

 

Finally, after a great day on the slopes and a night of unwinding…or not! Your suite is ready for you.

Bedroom Suite

Bedroom Suite

Bedroom Suite

Bedroom Suite

 

Bison Lodge offers you so much that it can be difficult to articulate in a blog article. We invite you to read the rest of our website and give us a call to discuss your upcoming visit to Revy and why you should choose us to wine and dine at.

Life is Good at Bison.

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Golfing In Revy


For all the golfers out there, including aspiring golfers, Revelstoke is the perfect place to perfect your game.

Revelstoke Golf Club is a picturesque course. The snow-capped peaks of Mount Begbie and the Columbia River can be seen from the green, as well as all the other natural wonders of Mother Earth while you weave your way through this 18-hole course. Your eyes are surely in for a treat.

Revelstoke Golf Club

Revelstoke Golf Club

Revelstoke - Scenic Columbia River Golf Course

Revelstoke Golf Club – Scenic Columbia River 
Photo Credit: Mitch Winton

Revelstoke Golf Club welcomes all golfers; new, experienced, juniors, locals and visitors. They have a way of making everyone feel at home. Their team of professionals, everyone from the golf pros to the kitchen staff, give the best customer service. You know they all love their careers.

Whether you become famished at the 9th hole or the 18th, you and your golf buddies can relax and unwind at the Clubhouse. Far from pretentious, the Clubhouse fare is sure to satisfy every golfer of every age. Even the mixologist that oversees the bar will ensure your thirst is quenched.

Revelstoke Golf Club Clubhouse Meals

Revelstoke Golf Club Clubhouse Meals Photo Credit: Zoya Lynch

And if Revelstoke Golf Club is not enough golf for your trip, coming in 2024 is Cabot Revelstoke. The sister to Cabot Cape Breton, Cabot Revelstoke will sure be a golf resort much like Cape Breton’s location is.

There is lots of excitement here in Revy. We hope you join us for a stay, quick or extended.

Let Summer 2021 Be Your Summer With Friends & Family At Bison Lodge


The last 16 months have undoubtedly been difficult for everyone. Let this summer be the summer you, your friends and family get together and cherish family time once again.

Bison Lodge is the perfect place to gather. Our location is the ideal setting for your intimate get-together. Whether you are celebrating a family reunion, a birthday, an anniversary, or the fact that we can all once again be with the ones with love, Bison Lodge understands your need for privacy and quality time.

Our 6,800 square foot luxurious lodge accommodates up to 12 people. Our space is designed to allow you to socialize, unwind, dine & get back to what is important to you ~ family.

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Upon your and your guests’ arrival, you’ll be greeted by our concierge and checked in promptly. While we graciously take your luggage up to your room, you and your guests will enjoy a complimentary charcuterie board with champagne, thus signaling the beginning of your vacation.

During your stay with us, you will all have access to all of our amenities that include an on-site private chef, serving staff, a hot tub, theatre room, outdoor bbq, yoga and exercise room, and many more.

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If you or your guests are outdoor adventurers, there is plenty to keep you all occupied! We have our very own helipad to take everyone to one of many great Canadian mountain ranges. Whether you wish to go for a hike, mountain bike, or just sit atop a Canadian glacier and drink some Prosecco, the choices are yours to make. And if it is a rainy day, you will be able to expel that energy on our 28-foot indoor natural rock-climbing wall.

There is an abundance of activities for you and your loved ones to take advantage of here at Bison Lodge. You only live once, so live it up here with us.

Want to learn more about what we have to offer? Check out the rest of our website here, or give us a call to discuss your needs.

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Summer Wedding Season Has Arrived!


The summer has arrived in Revy. This means it is Summer Wedding Season. It is understandable that many weddings have had to be rescheduled or cut back due to Covid times. It has been a stressful time for most, but with restrictions lifting and the mountain flowers blooming, we are ready to host your Boutique wedding. Bison Lodge offers you everything you need for your Boutique wedding celebration. From the minute you arrive at our Lodge the stress is over; our amazing staff and your private chef are here to make your dream wedding come true.  Your check-in will be seamless as you are greeted with a glass of Prosecco, a charcuterie board, and a refreshing cloth. Further to your check-in, you don’t have to lift a finger; we take each person’s luggage to their respective rooms. Adding to the 5-star service we will provide you and your guests, the best part of your stay with us is that you get to spend the time with the people who matter most in your life. Our 12-person lodge allows you to spend quality time with your closest friends and family, indulging in a luxurious space. On-site we provide you with 6, 800 square feet of comfort, panoramic mountain vistas & amenities such as a hot tub and massage room, just to name a few. Your wedding will not lack in any area. In fact, we offer you the best of the best, and that includes having wonderful partner vendors for items or services that may not be included. Just ask and you shall receive. Book your stress-free mountain wedding now; space is limited.  Contact us today to discuss your luxury wedding in the mountains of Canada.  
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An Open Letter To Alberta Residents


On June 24, Premier Horgan announced the commencement of Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, allowing for non-essential travel throughout our province and for those in neighbouring provinces. Following this announcement, I would like to personally reach out with an invitation for you to visit Revelstoke this summer. The city of Revelstoke and Revelstoke Mountain Resort are now welcoming visitors and would love to have you experience the outdoor activities and adventure that Revelstoke is known for.

Ever since the Resort first opened its doors twelve years ago, our Albertan customers have been an integral influence to the success of the Resort and several local businesses. Given the concerns spurred by recent media coverage, I’d like to assure you that these stories are not reflective of the attitude of the majority of Revelstoke residents. Local businesses such as ourselves and other activity providers, restaurants and shops have been eagerly awaiting the announcement from Premier Horgan and couldn’t be more thrilled to have their support in welcoming you back to our little mountain town.

The vast majority of British Columbians and specifically, Revelstoke residents, recognize the impact that Albertans have on our economy and welcome them with open arms. For many of you, Revelstoke likely feels like home. Since moving here in 2008, I can attest to the hospitable nature of the Revelstoke community. Collectively, we share a passion for the outdoors, for nature and for our mountain pursuits. This passion is what brings us together. It is what fuels our spirit and helps us conquer adversity.

This Friday, June 26, we kick off summer operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The line up of activities include the infamous Pipe Mountain Coaster, the new as of last year, Aerial Adventure Park, BC’s newest lift-accessed mountain bike trail network, Disc Golf, Axe Throwing, Sightseeing and Hiking. Personally, I’m excited to explore our new trail network and reconnect with the incredible natural environment on Mount Mackenzie.

Although we are resuming operations and offering a diverse line up of activities this summer, we can assure you, we will not be running ‘business as usual’. We recently launched Revelstoke Mountain Resort PureClean, an initiative with protocols and procedures dedicated to the health and safety of our guests and team members.

It is also important to note that our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and our Premier, John Horgan, have advised us that Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan does not mean a return to normal. We must exceed caution, keep our hands clean, avoid gathering in large groups and stay home if we are feeling unwell. If you are planning a trip to Revelstoke this summer, we ask that you follow these guidelines accordingly.

Regardless of where your vacation plans take you, I wish you a fantastic summer filled with adventure, laughter, and good times. I look forward to seeing you back at Revelstoke Mountain Resort when the time is right for you. Until then, thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Peter Nielsen
Vice President of Operations
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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The Bison Lodge: An Anglers Paradise


Wake up in your comfortable suite at our one of kind mountain side chalet. There is no doubt you are basking in the luxury of holidays at the Bison Lodge. Indulge in luxury in our meticulously decorated and cozy chalet as we cater to your every need. As we plan your customizable heli-fishing experience, your only concern is to remember your favourite fishing hat. Trust us, this is what mountain holiday dreams are made of.

Enjoy a delicious, handmade breakfast, made with only the finest local ingredients, prepared to your liking by our in-house chef. Dine on our patio. Take in the surrounding scenery and relax before your day of outdoor adventure in the surrounding Columbia Mountain Range.

Dream Fishing

Your dream fishing holiday begins as the helicopter swoops in to pick you up at our onsite helipad. Embark on the flight with spectacular views as you fly over endless mountains. Take in the rivers and cascading waterfalls, flowing through the surrounding temperate rainforest. Keep a keen eye to catch a glimpse of elk, mountain goats, bears and other wildlife. The helicopter provides access to huge terrain and expert guides will take you to pristine isolated streams, and gorgeous alpine lakes. With wilderness as far as the eye can see, get a whole new perspective of Revelstoke and know this is a fishing trip to be remembered.

Feel free to bring your own gear or we will supply everything you need, including your fishing license, we have it covered! Whether you are a seasoned angler or just beginning and wanting a lesson, this adventure is for everyone. The expertly trained, professional guides are extremely knowledgeable of the area, and guarantee to bring you to the best fishing locations. The waterways surrounding Revelstoke offer world class species. Trout and salmon, particularly Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Bull Trout, Kokanee and Whitefish and in the fall months there is Coho and Chinook Salmon. The guides will ensure you relish your escape in the wilderness. Cast into pure, crystal clear alpine lakes and streams, in remote areas with fish eager to bite.

Enjoy the privacy of the secluded lakes and streams, fish and relax the morning away. Take in the surrounding post card views and abundance of alpine wildflowers. As you get hungry, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch. Brag about the fish you caught and the ones still to come.

Turning Your Catch into Meals

Fully satisfied with your day in the mountains the helicopter will bring you back to our luxurious chalet where you’ll continue to be indulged. Enjoy a beverage with local Mt. Begbie beers and Okanagan award winning Blasted Church vintages on tap. Relax as the head chef prepares a delectable dinner of the fresh alpine fish you caught today. Dine in comfort in our luxurious open concept dining area. Enjoy the fruits of your labour, and joy of vacation. The chef will prepare and vacuum seal the rest of your catch for maximum freshness and convenient transport home.

After an epic day fishing in the mountains, wallow into the plush sofas and relax by the fireplace while you take in the stunning views of Revelstoke. This unique fishing trip will be one you will never forget. Reminisce the evening away in the comfort of our one of a kind mountain chalet!

Fishing in Revelstoke with Bison Lodge

Photo credit: Tourism Revelstoke

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A World Class Skiing Holiday at Bison Lodge


At Bison Lodge we know luxury comes in many forms. Our specialty is the perfect combination of deep powder turns and pampering in our private mountainside lodge. Come experience 5-star luxury accommodation, paired with deep snow on world-class terrain for a luxury ski holiday of a lifetime. With a plethora of options, you decide the adventure you desire.

Heliskiing

Awake with anticipation knowing you are in powder paradise, with an average snowfall of 10.5 meters (34.4ft) annually. Get ready for an epic day of heliskiing, with our partner company, as the helicopter picks you up at our doorstep. Hear the rhythmic sound of the rotors, matching the thud of your beating heart as you anticipate some of the best skiing of your life. Take off into the rugged wilderness of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges. Offering you over 500,000 acres of untracked skiing through towering old growth forests, glaciers, burns, alpine meadows and pillow fields. With guides who know the mountains better then anyone, you will be safely guided through the mesmerizing champagne powder.

Snowmobiling

Explore more epic backcountry terrain on Boulder Mountain, Revelstoke’s premier snowmobile area. With legendary amounts of snow and some of the best sledding in Canada, spend the day in a powder paradise. Terrain for the whole family, from mellow groomed runs to expert level tree runs, everyone can find fresh turns. Take a break and dry your gear at the Boulder Mountain Cabin located at 1650m (5400ft). Warm up by the fire, relax on the covered deck and enjoy a gourmet picnic made by our Chef. At your request we can get top of the line rentals and guides to help you find those secret powder stashes.

Lift Skiing

Continue to explore spectacular terrain at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Our lodge is located minutes from the gondola, so you can enjoy resort skiing at its best and ski from our back door. With the most vertical in North America, at 1,713 metres (5,620ft), there is a great variety of skiing. Groomed runs, amazing tree runs, double black diamond expert runs, a terrain park and easy access side country. When it’s time to rest the legs, grab a burger and a beer. Take in the post-card scenery at the top of the gondola, or rest for lunch at the Mid Mountain lodge. Satisfy your thirst with their selection of local beer.

After a day well spent, return to your private luxury chalet for a cozy après with friends and family. Indulge in gourmet pizza and cold Mt. Begbie beer around the glowing fireplace. Ease those tired muscles with a massage in our private massage room and play a game of pool while our chef prepares a delectable dinner.

After a satisfying dinner, soak the evening away in our outdoor spa. Reminisce about your epic day as big white snowflakes fall silently, refreshing the snow for what ever adventure awaits tomorrow.

Prepare for your personalized ski trip of a lifetime! With the many options for world class skiing combined with the indulgence of our mountainside chalet, Bison Lodge is the ideal setting for your luxury ski holiday.

Heliskiing with Bison Lodge

Photo credit: Tourism Revelstoke

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