Revelstoke is one of fourteen designated Resort Municipalities in the Province of British Columbia. As part of this designation, Revelstoke has received funding through a Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) since 2008 to support the development of tourism infrastructure and tourism projects. In order to access the RMI funding the City of Revelstoke needs to have a current Resort Development Strategy (RDS) that covers the period of funding. The latest RDS is set to expire this spring and with the announcement of a third period of funding from 2019-2021 Revelstoke must develop and submit an updated RDS.
An RDS is essentially a document that outlines the community vision and goals for tourism as well as the projects that will be funded by the RMI program to support provincial tourism outcomes. These outcomes include:
• Extend or diversify the community’s tourism season
• Increase visitation
• Improve the sustainability of the tourism sector
• Enhance the visitor experience