This is a fine little museum that will give you an idea of the history of the area. It's located in a handsome brick building that once served as the post office and customs office, with old wood floors etc. The museum isn't very big, so you can go through rather quickly to see the old household items, photos and artifacts from the area.Adjacent to...more
Rogers pass, and here we stopped at the Centre. The Rogers Pass Centre is Glacier National Park's main interpretive centre, having all types of natural exhibits, books and souvenirs. There were taxidermy Animals, so I saw a Mountain Lion here, but never one in the wild.The facility, tells the stories of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the...more
In Australia and especially Queensland, where I live, we have "big things" sort of tourist attractions.Of course we had heard of "Smokey the Bear", but we never expected to come across a larger than life one by the side of the road!This, 9metre tall, wooden Bear, was built in 1967.He was declared a guardian symbol of our forests. The plaque at the...more
I loved the entrance to Grizzly Plaza. ......Grizzly Bears, and they were done, so they looked 3D, clever! All the shops were closed by the time we made it here, didn't matter, I like window shopping, especially in another country! We were a little early in the season for the free live entertainment every evening.Bands, theatre productions, even...more
The Courthouse WalkThe tour of the Courthouse Walk takes approximately 45 minutes and features many of the City's key historical buildings and landmarks. The walk begins in the heart of downtown Revelstoke and then ventures toward Revelstoke's "Lower Town", the original townsite established in 1885. Highlights of the tour include Revelstoke's...more
What a surprise to see this monument during my walk from motel to the city centre !The majestic Revelstoke Court House was built in 1912 by the local construction firm of Foote and Pradolini. The neoclassical façade, designed by architect Thomas Hopper, has a massive portico supported by Greek Doric marble columns. These columns were imported from...more
Architect Thomas Hooper designed Revelstoke's granite-faced COURTHOUSE (1912), finishing the building with brick and marble trim and a high copper dome.Other noteable buildings, the Holten House (1897) and Pradolini Mansion (1908), characterize outstanding Victorian residential design.more
The museum houses the beautifully restored CPR locomotive "Mikado P-2K 2-8-2" one of the largest steam engines ever used on CPR lines. If you ever wondered what it would feel like to be a railroad engineer, sit down at the throttle of the museum's new Diesel Locomotive Simulator.And there is more original rolling stock out in THE YARD, including a...more
In a community steeped in the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the REVELSTOKE RAILWAY MUSEUM tells the story of the building of the railway and the people who made it a reality. Railway engineers continue to volunteer their time for restoration and maintenance work and are pleased to talk about their lives on the rails.Open throughout the...more
The Pride and joy of the REVELSTOKE FIRE DEPARTMENT is the original 1923 International Bickel fire truck which holds a place of honor in the small museum annex at the fire hall. Painstakingly restored by local volunteers, the Bickel replaced the man-drawn "hose wagons" at the turn of the century. The museum annex is open to visitors daily at no...more
Featuring an extensive photographic collection, REVELSTOKE MUSEUM is devoted to lumbering, mining, farming, railroading and the early settlement of this mountain town.Open June, July and August -- Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..September to May -- Monday to Friday from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m..more
This Fire Truck carried .1) 30 Gallon Soda Acid Booster tank.2)18 foot wooden extension ladder3)12 foot wooden wall ladder.4)100ft 3/4 inch rubber booster hose.5)Hose bed wit a capacity of 500 feet 2 1/2 inch fire hose.This truck was purchased in 1923 for $3500it has 1563 origional miles on it .It has a 3 speed tranmission and a 4 cylinder Lycoming...more
Grizzly Plaza is a Plaza in the Historic centre of Revelstoke ,it is an entertainment centre Musical Bands ,Theatrical acts , Magical Performences, and on Saturdays there is a Farmers market and a Bazaar and children's Art and entertainment are held at at the Plaza.There are special events held such as Mountain Art Festival and Revelstoke Railway...more
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112 First Street East, Revelstoke, V0E 2S0, Canada
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Bad Paul's has a lot going for it: good location, atmosphere, food & service. It is right on the main road in downtown, with table seating on the front sidewalk as well as a patio out back and a comfortable indoor atmosphere. the menu is varied, going beyond burgers and pub fare to include more cosmopolitan items. The waitress was especially...more
We wanted somewhere reasonably priced to eat, there happened to be Dennys in town, so this is where we went. These Restaurants do a roaring trade, and no wonder, the prices were very reasonable and the food was ok too! At the cheap prices, we could have Dessert as well!more
Revelstoke's ski area is relatively new, having been opened in 2007. Until then, the local skiing was limited to those who had the means to afford helicopter and cat-skiing trips.
Revelstoke is home to the oldest continuously active ski group, having been founded over 100 years ago. There are lots of old photos and historical information posted at the mid-mountain lodge.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a fantastic hill for the advanced skier. There are countless bowls and trees, making it a back country skiers dream with the convenience of having chair lifts.
The website link below gives directions and options for the shuttle bus.
Equipment: All equipment is available at the resort, but possibly cheaper to rent in town.
Some of the back bowls are open to the public, but avalanche beacons are required.