Come explore our mountain heritage at the Revelstoke museums.
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. Check out the”Land of Thundering Snow,” exhibit about Canada’s most deadly avalanche. You can also take a guided walk every Tuesday in the summer months to discover the town’s history.
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.
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The Revelstoke Museum & Archives hosts cemetery walking tours in the summer which offers up equal doses of history and mystery.