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Historic & Heritage Sites

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Revelstoke boasts a number of fascinating historic sites ranging from monuments to massive collections of heritage buildings and artifacts.

The Last Spike

Revelstoke's history is inexorably tied to that of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was at Craigellachie, only 37km/23mi west of the Columbia River from the site of present day Revelstoke, that the last spike was ceremoniously driven home by Sir Donald Alexander Smith, Lord Stanley. Building a railway from coast to coast that navigated the mountain ranges of the Kootenay Rockies was a monumental achievement. On that chilly November day in 1885, the driving of the last spike must have been quite a moment. Today, a plaque and cairn at a highway rest stop mark the spot.

Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

In the heart of Glacier National Park, Rogers Pass Discovery Centre is packed with fascinating exhibits that illustrate the history of this remarkable National Historic Site.

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3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town - Revelstoke

Trans Canada Hwy 1
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0

Experience life in the 1800s while exploring over 25 historic buildings in our Heritage Ghost Town. These restored & fully furnished buildings have been gathered from around BC & assembled near the site of the original town of Three Valley, which swelled & subsided in the 1880s. Highlights of your visit will include the Antique Car Museum, Monashee Mining exhibit & a huge Railway Roundhouse - home to steam engines, railway coaches & one of the largest covered turntables in North America.

The Heritage Ghost Town is located next to Three Valley Lake Chateau, an extraordinary resort destination on the Trans-Canada Hwy.

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Revelstoke Railway Museum - Revelstoke

719 Track St
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0

Follow the tracks to Canada's Railway Past at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. History comes to life with fascinating artifacts & exhibits. Climb into the cab of a restored CPR steam locomotive. Discover the challenges encountered by the workers who helped build a nation. See rolling stock, a model railroad layout, kids' caboose play area, a locomotive simulator & more. Enjoy the outdoor picnic area & large gift shop. Bus tours are welcome at British Columbia's premiere railway museum. Be sure to visit our companion historic site & gift shop at Craigellachie on the Trans-Canada Hwy, where the "Last Spike" was driven.

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