Revelstoke: Who’s who in business

Information for business in Revelstoke, B.C., including contacts, award winners and listings

Downtown Revelstoke, B.C., is a busy place.

— Kirsten Armleder photo

Community Pulse Population7,430 Number of businesses951 Supporting industriesRail transportation, forestry, tourism

Revelstoke, British Columbia, is a small town tucked between the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. Residents cherish the outdoor lifestyle and community feel. Located about halfway between Calgary and Vancouver on the Trans-Canada Highway, Revelstoke is well situated for its growing tourism economy, alongside the traditional mainstays of the lumber and railway industries.

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

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City of Revelstoke

The City of Revelstoke and other community agencies have worked hard to create a business-friendly environment for the community. This was recognized when Revelstoke was shortlisted as a finalist by the Small Business Roundtable of BC for an Open for Business Award in 2014.

Revelstoke city council regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

Current council

  • Mark McKee, Mayor
  • Gary Sulz
  • Connie Brothers
  • Scott Duke
  • Aaron Orlando
  • Linda Nixon
  • Trevor English

Economic development contact

  • Alan Mason, director of community economic development

One-on-one with the Mayor

Mayor Mark McKee of Revelstoke.

Mark McKee, who has been elected mayor of Revelstoke, is back in office with a history of experience and a plan to get things done.

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Revelstoke branding and tourism

Revelstoke Visitor’s Centre

Revelstoke's attractive Business and Visitor Information Centre is located downtown. —KIRSTEN ARMLEDER PHOTO

The Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre is located right downtown and is widely used by visitors and locals alike. Free Wi-Fi and public-use computers complement the friendly staff, who can provide local insight into what is happening around town.

Revelstoke Tourism has its own website that welcomes visitors with recreation opportunities, events and an informative blog.

Top employers

Every year Kootenay Business lists the Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. Revelstoke's strong lumber and ski tourism industries are reflected in the top employers that make the list for the community.

  • Downie Timber Ltd. (300)
  • Revelstoke Mountain Resort (210 in winter)
  • City of Revelstoke (100)
  • Vic Van Isle Group (75-100)
  • Revelstoke Credit Union (50)

Top business people in Revelstoke

The following business individuals have shown dedication to business and their communities. They have been recognized on the Kootenay Business list of Top 10 business people for various years.

Peter Nielsen is vice-president of operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen, VP operations, is taking Revelstoke Mountain Resort to exciting new heights of success.

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Sonia Ratté and Olivier Dutil own and operate La Baguette Catering and Le Marché Gourmet specialty food store in Revelstoke, B.C.
Sonia Ratté and Olivier Dutil

Their catering company has grown to employ 60 people in Revelstoke, B.C., and is garnering accolades in the business community.

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Eric Scarcella owns and operates Swiss Chalet Motel in Revelstoke, B.C.
Eric Scarcella

Eric Scarcella, owner of the Swiss Chalet Motel in Revelstoke, B.C., looks for opportunities to improve his property and his service.

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Longtime Businesses of Revelstoke

2014 newspaper lies on a newspaper from 1894
Revelstoke’s reporter

It’s changed hands and it’s changed names, but since 1894 Revelstoke’s newspaper has consistently informed its community.

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Smiling young couple stands beside a white van bearing the name Burridge's Electrical Contractors
Smooth segue at 104

Husband-and-wife team Marc (MJ) Joiner and Alicia Winter have just completed their first full year as owners of Burridge’s Electrical Contractors in Revelstoke.

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Do you own a business in Revelstoke? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.

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