Transportation is a key sector of the local economy. Revelstoke is located on the main road and rail transportation routes that cross British Columbia and Canada.
is a major employer in the community, and currently employs on average 300 persons locally as crew persons for the freight trains and as track maintenance workers.
A large work force maintains the Trans-Canada Highway
and surrounding highways in both summer and winter.
Revelstoke also has a small airport
which serves the region, although there is currently no regularly scheduled air service into the community.