Looking to get out there to have a good time, but your wallet is telling you to stay home? Well, now you don’t have to pick between a good time and breaking the bank. Revelstoke offers tons of fun and inexpensive ways to spend any night of the week! Whether you want to get your heart rate pumping, make a few new friends, test out your knowledge or just have a good time with cool people, Revelstoke can deliver on a good night without making too big a dent on your savings. Check out our weekly list of great activities to do on a budget! Sure to get the fun levels high and keep those dollars low!
Monday night during the winter, head to the well known and loved Village Idiot Bar and Grill for the Vidiots! The Vidiots is where adventure enthusiasts of all kinds come to showcase their talents – shredding powder, hitting the trails or engaging in any other local stoke. The only requirement to enter the amateur competition is to film yourself (go-pro) doing fun and adventurous outdoor activities based in Revelstoke! Weekly prizes are available for the winner. Having an engaging audience is a must, so come by for a pint and enjoy some local talent doing what they do best. And if you think you’ve got what it takes, up the ante and enter the competition, you might be this week’s winner! Attending is free and entering costs you no more than a video of you doing your thing!
Held at The Last Drop, Trivia Tuesdays are a hit among locals and part-time residents of Revelstoke. This event can get your competitive juices flowing and test your knowledge of basic trivia and let’s face it, random facts that most people would never know but hey, it’s all part of the fun! Typically starting at 8 pm, you’ll want to come with some peeps or ask to join an existing group because once those papers get handed out, there are no friends in trivia. You can expect general knowledge questions, music knowledge section, followed by a random challenge, which could include a paper plane flying contest, longest plank hold, headstand or whatever else the host will creatively come up with that week. No matter the outcome, you’re in for a good time, and entrance is free. So grab a pint and your brainiest friends, it’ll be a hoot!
Count on the Regent for a karaoke night where you and some chums can sing as loud and terribly as you want to some classic hits we know and love. The drinks are good, the music is loud and the performers are charismatic and charming. Anyone can go up to sing their favourite number; solo, as a duet or a team chanting along to the words of Bon Jovi or Queen. If you’re not the singing type, you still can enjoy a nice evening of music and entertaining characters. If you’re looking to take it up a notch, The Last Drop also has musical Wednesday with Open Mic Night, a place reserved for local talent to showcase their work. This is a great event as Revelstoke is known to have some top-notch talent, and music is no exception. Performers at the Last Drop are usually of a higher calibre than you would get at a karaoke Wednesday, so pick your poison and sit tight for a night of entertainment; both are sure to deliver a good time!
Revelstoke is filled with awesome people who love to keep active playing casual (or competitive) sports in the evenings when taking a day off skiing or doubling up on some cardio. If you’re looking for more of an active evening then just dinners or heading to the bar, volleyball on a Wednesday should be on your agenda. Drop-in Volleyball takes place at Arrow Heights Elementary school starting at 7 pm. All abilities are welcome and entry is just $2. There are usually great turns out and good vibes. Show up with non-scuffing runners and be ready to play! This is a great place to meet new and interesting people or to grab the pals for fun and inexpensive night doing something you may not normally consider. It might become your weekly Wednesday night routine!
Who doesn’t like throwing balls at other people for sport? Dodgeball, a game as old as time, or at least as old as when we were kids, is pretty carnal as far as children’s sports go. Get nostalgic with 20-30 other adults and have a fun evening running, dodging and throwing some balls. Thursday nights at Arrow Heights Elementary school inside the gymnasium, people get barbaric and find their primal roots. Well, not really, but they do have a great time! The event is on from 7-9 pm, costs $2 to play and is an absolute ball. The only things you need to bring is non-marking indoor shoes or socks and a winning spirit. This fun lighthearted game is the perfect way to spend a Thursday night; you are guaranteed to leave laughing, and sweaty!
Every Friday night, hit up the arena for a fun night of curling and laughs with your mates. Located within the hockey arena, this is a perfect event for beginners to intermediates. The night starts at 7 pm, but get there early enough because this popular event with locals and tourists can fill up fast. If you are looking for that authentically Canadian experience, and you don’t want to break the bank, Friday night drop-in curling is just $5 entry and covers your basic instruction, grippers, sliders and brushes. What a deal!
Skating is a great event for a family, a date or some friends having a leisurely Saturday or Sunday Funday! Cap off the week of fun and budget-friendly activities by going for a skate around the rink. Located in the same building as the drop-in curling Fridays, admissions for adults to skate is $5.25, or for the whole family pay $9.50 entrance fee. You can bring a set of skates or rent some for an additional $3. Saturdays get your skate on from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, or if you missed the boat and prefer to go on Sunday, the rink is open for a public skate from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. So the next time you think you need to spend a fortune to have a great time in Revy, think again. This community is chock-full with awesome and inexpensive evening activities that are guaranteed to keep you and your piggy bank happy!