Revelstoke is located on the Trans Canada Highway nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges. It's 565 km from Vancouver, and roughly equidistant from Kelowna (192 km) and Kamloops (210 km).
Revelstoke was founded in 1880 as a transportation and supply centre for the mining gold rush. The community grew as the Canadian Pacific Railway was constructed and set up their head office in town. The construction of the Trans Canada Highway in 1962 eased access to Revelstoke, and tourism fast became an important industry for the local economy.
The gateway to two breathtaking National Parks (Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park), Revelstoke is also home to three beautiful Provincial Parks (Martha Creek, Blanket Creek, and Shelter Bay), making for some of the most spectacular scenery in the province.
The town is also home to artsy attractions including the Art First Co-op (on First Street), which features 16 of the area's best painters, sculptors, jewelers and photographers; the Revelstoke Museum; and the Revelstoke Railway Museum, one of Canada's premiere celebrations of the role of the railways in developing our nation.
Want to sample the flavours of the region? Through to October 27th, visit the Saturday farmer's market at Grizzly Plaza (downtown) from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (market continues every second Thursday the rest of the year).
Just 12 miles west of Revelstoke, on the Trans-Canada Highway is the Three Valley Lake Chateau, owned and operated by the Bell family for over 50 years. The hotel boasts over 200 comfortable guest rooms, indoor and outdoor gardens, lake with sandy beach, children's play area, indoor swimming pool, family dining room and cafeteria, meeting and banquet facilities.
A highlight of the resort is the Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, a unique attraction simulating a 1800's western town. Tour more than 25 rescued and restored historic buildings, an Antique Auto Museum, and a Railway Roundhouse, complete with turntable, locomotives and rail cars.
Whether it's culture and railway heritage or a farm fresh treat you seek, Revelstoke is the perfect destination to visit this season!
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