Apartment Hunting in Revelstoke
Staying for the Winter?
Finding shelter In Revelstoke's notoriously tight housing market is more about availability than price (2019 rates were about $750-$800 a month for a room in shared accommodation). Any medium or long-term rental will be long gone by December, so it's important to act early. Typical lease is minimum 6 months and the majority of advertising is done through word of mouth, bribery, extortion, and the odd kidnapping.
GENERAL GUIDE: The mountain opens December 1 so everyone piles in before to secure their spot. November 1 to April 30 is 6 months (standard term) so October is when the big demand curve peaks. Shooting for October 1 occupancy beats that pack making September the month to hunt for those in the know (even if it means paying for a month you’re not there). However, there's also those who rent their space seasonally with terms beginning November 1. Getting a deposit down as far ahead as possible here is key—that is, when they come available as a portion of those are rented annually by those who spend winters here and enjoy first dibs.