Noah’s Ark Resort is located about 30km west of Revelstoke.
We were all pleasantly surprised by the fantastic combination of hospitality, amenity convenience (laundry, a store, free showers and bathrooms), low cost and generosity shown by our American hosts.
They even remembered all of our names, and were ready for conversation whenever we would venture down to the main building – but they did not hover or make themselves a nuisance (as my husband pointed out).
Free coffee or tea in the morning, popcorn handed out every night, and (mostly) delicious frozen yoghurt from the Ark (I didn’t like the chocolate flavour).
Under construction during our visit, the Ark is actually a boat that is being re-faced. It can be seen from the adjacent Trans Canada Highway – which I suppose is the point!
There is a playground in front and a sand pit for the kids.
You could keep yourself entertained without even leaving the site.
A few great trails to hike (or cycle, as we did), and an epic view. My sister figured there was a lot to do in the area, but that is only because she is from rural Alberta (where there is all but nothing to do – have you been to Drayton Valley?).
There was a bit to do in the surrounding area – enough to keep you busy for a long weekend if you take your time.
Downsides? Relentless, violent no-see-ums, and heaps of grotty huge black slugs.
There was slug slime on the bottom of every available surface. On our shoes (my flip flops – blech!), under the legs of chairs, on our car and bike tires – slug guts everywhere.
Jim certainly enjoyed his first camping tour!
He had more freedom than he is used to, though we still have to keep him leashed (mostly) as he is perfect prey size (did I mention an owl swooped to take him for lunch on a city walk not long ago?).
He requested his own chair. He was obviously feeling like a big boy and did not want to sit with his parents. Which often left one of us standing, ridiculous!
So, if you find yourself in BC travelling the Trans Canada Highway near Revelstoke, and are looking for a decent place to stay, you can join the many who take advantage of the full function cabins at the resort that cost less than the price of a hotel room.
Or you can take the opportunity to stay a while as we did, and enjoy some fantastic mountain hospitality.
Many additional photos in the slideshow.
- Noah’s Ark Resort (rvcampingrevelstoke.com)