Come explore our mountain heritage at the Revelstoke museums.
History buffs rejoice. Revelstoke museums and historical sites offer something for everyone, and you’ll come away with an appreciation for Revelstoke’s rich mountain heritage. Visit the Revelstoke Visitor Centre to pick up the Revelstoke Museums and Galleries brochure and start exploring.
The Revelstoke Museum & Archives is located in the historic former Revelstoke Post Office, and is dedicated to keeping Revelstoke’s history and heritage alive through their collection of artifacts, records and stories from the region. They recently launched “Land of Thundering Snow,” an incredible online exhibit on the history of avalanches and avalanche science in Canada. Check out the online virtual exhibit and then come in check out the physical exhibit.
Train enthusiasts young and old will love the Revelstoke Railway Museum, where you can get up close and personal with locomotives, try out the train simulator and marvel at the hard work of those who first connected Canada by rail. Then venture 45km west to the Last Spike at Craigellachie , where the final spike was hammered in to complete the CPR railway.
That’s not it for Revelstoke museums. There’s also the BC Hydro Revelstoke Dam where you’ll learn about how and why the Revelstoke Dam was constructed, the BC Interior Forestry Museum and the Fire Hall Museum.
Revelstoke Museums FAQ’s
How can I learn about Revelstoke’s history?
Revelstoke museums offer a glimpse into the past. Be sure to check out the Revelstoke Museum & Archives for local history, and the Revelstoke Railway Museum for Canada’s rail history.
Where can I find more information about Revelstoke museums and heritage?
Grab a Revelstoke museums and galleries brochure or a heritage walking tour guide at Revelstoke Visitor Centre.
Revelstoke Heritage – Locals Tips
The Revelstoke Museum & Archives hosts cemetery walking tours in the summer which offers up equal doses of history and mystery.
Try out the train simulator at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. It’s sure to thrill train enthusiasts of all ages.