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Kootenay Rockies

Attractions

A group of friends walking on a bridge (Patrice Halley photo)

A group of friends walking on a bridge (Patrice Halley photo)

Step back in time at railway museums, abandoned ghost towns, and historic gold rush sites in the Kootenay Rockies.

Stop by an interpretive centre to pore over artifacts showcasing Aboriginal and Doukhobor cultures.

Take the kids to see an enchanted forest with folk figurines near Revelstoke, or wander through an 1890s gold rush town near Cranbrook. Railway fans can get up-close to carefully restored historic trains at museums in Revelstoke and Cranbrook.

After a day of exploring, unwind in a natural mineral hot spring or on a quiet park path in a national or provincial park.

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BC Hydro - Revelstoke Dam - Revelstoke

5 Km N Of Revelstoke On Hwy 23N
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Toll-free
Phone250-814-6697

Visit this BC Hydro Visitor Centre and learn more about the Revelstoke Dam.

The complex is comprised of a 175 m (575 ft) high concrete gravity dam, a 122 metres (400 feet) high earth fill dam and the powerhouse.

Self-guided tours feature the power generation story and admittance to the First Nations display area. Interactive exhibits in the Visitor Centre show how the project was built and illustrate various aspects of power production. A gift shop and theatre are also on-site. Guided tours also available.

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Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation - Field

201 Kicking Horse Ave
Field, British Columbia
V0A 1G0
Toll-free1-800-343-3006
Phone250-343-6006

In 1886 Richard McConnell climbed to the fossil beds on Mt Stephen, the source of the 'stone bugs' that had been found near the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. Charles Walcott learned about the fossil find, however it was in 1907 that he first visited the Fossil Beds. Clues led Charles Walcott to the Wapta Highline trail in the summer of 1909 where he made one of the most significant fossil discoveries in the world.

Stephen Jay Gould's Wonderful Life (1989) raised awareness about the exquisitely preserved fossils of the Burgess Shale. Jean-Bernard Caron's discovery of the Marble Canyon site heightened interest.

Fossils are in protected UNESCO World Heritage sites. Access is restricted to hikers who are in a group led by a certified licensed guide.

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The Enchanted Forest - Revelstoke

7060 Trans-Canada Hwy
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Toll-free866-944-9744
Phone250-837-9477

Situated in an old growth forest midway between Revelstoke and Sicamous on the Trans-Canada Hwy, this unique attraction appeals to every age. A stroll through this magnificent forest will lead you through a magical setting with over 350 folk figurines handcrafted with incredible detail by original artists. Young people climb up, in and around uniquely crafted houses set in giant roots, boulders and stumps to be transported into a real life fantasy. Climb BC's tallest and grandest tree house. Enjoy a self-guided boat tour viewing beaver dams and spawning salmon beds and walk our extended boardwalk.

In 2010 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary! Received '2014 Certificate of Excellence' from TripAdvisor. Join us today and be enchanted by discovering the magic!

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Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area - Creston

1760 West Creston Rd
Creston, British Columbia
V0B 1G0
Toll-free
Phone250-402-6908

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is an impressive 6,800 hectare (17,000 acre) Ramsar designated wetland habitat located 11 km west of Creston off Hwy 3. From May through Oct, Naturalists are on-site at the Wildlife Interpretation Centre to provide guided canoe & walking tours (May-Aug), special programs, trail maps & information.

Easy 24/7 access to 32 km of meandering dyke trails & 2 viewing towers provide opportunities to view some of the 400 species of wildlife that call this area home. Hiking, biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, canoeing & fishing are some ways you can enjoy this amazing wetland area.

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Fernie Alpine Resort - Summer - Fernie

5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M6
Toll-free877-333-2339
Phone250-423-4655

Fernie Alpine Resort is your one-stop adventure this summer with the Aerial Park.

Don't miss the best in summer adventure. It's the latest rage in summer fun, the trying & exhilarating undertaking gets you to take the leap of faith & traverse through the rope course challenge, a high level adventure in the tree tops is guaranteed to keep the adrenaline pumping!

Fernie will also operate the Mountain Bike Park operations & guided hike program again this summer! Check our website & Facebook page for updates & other activities!

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Fort Steele Heritage Town - Fort Steele

9851 Hwy 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
V0B 1N0
Toll-free
Phone250-417-6000

With gold rush beginnings in 1864, Fort Steele has gone from boom town to regional centre to ghost town and is now one of the most important heritage attractions in British Columbia. The town site features over 60 buildings. Activities vary by season and include ice cream making, horse-drawn wagon tours, steam train rides, gold panning lessons, live theatre, museum displays and various demonstrations. See many varieties of heritage breed livestock. Fort Steele is perched on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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SkyTrek Adventure Park - Revelstoke

7060 Trans-Canada Hwy
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Toll-free866-944-9744
Phone250-837-9477

SkyTrek Adventure Park can be found tucked into the impressive old growth cedar trees 32 km west of Revelstoke along the Trans-Canada Hwy, next to The Enchanted Forest. With 4 separate exciting attractions, there is something for all ages at here. This fun and adrenaline pumping adventure park has had continuous growth and exciting new expansions. Come along on your own, with friends and family, or book a work or school event in.

We are absolutely dedicated to safety, the environment and limitless fun for those that visit!

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Sparwood Visitor Centre - Sparwood

141A Aspen Dr
Sparwood, British Columbia
V0B 2G0
Toll-free877-485-8185
Phone250-425-2423

Located just off Hwy 3, the Sparwood Visitor Centre was modeled from the former train station in Natal, BC. We have a park like setting with picnic tables and the World's Largest 350 Ton Tandem Axle Dump Truck just outside our door. Come take a picture! And check out our great selection of souvenirs and brochures. In July and August, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we have Coal Mine Tours. Load the bus and take a ride to see an active open pit coal mine.

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SS Moyie - Kaslo

324 Front St
Kaslo, British Columbia
V0G 1M0
Toll-free
Phone250-353-2525

An International treasure, the SS Moyie is the oldest surviving intact vessel of her type in the world. At the edge of Kootenay Lake, the sternwheeler rests permanently in her former port of call at Kaslo. Owned & operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the SS Moyie plied the waters of Kootenay Lake for nearly 60 years. The ship has been restored with special attention to preserve her unique & elegant features. Launched in 1898 to provide connecting service to Nelson from the CPR's Crowsnest Pass line from the east, the Moyie remained a fixture on Kootenay Lake until 1957.

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