Revelstoke

Overview

Introduction

Revelstoke, British Columbia, is a small mountain city about 250 mi/403 km east of Vancouver, with a historic feel in southeastern British Columbia. Hikers and skiers often make it their base camp, and there are two national parks worth visiting in the area. The Trans Canada Highway passes right through the exquisite scenery of Glacier National Park (not to be confused with Glacier National Park in Montana), a landscape of rugged mountains with several hundred glaciers. A little southwest of Glacier National Park is Mount Revelstoke National Park. This is another park that's suitable for a driving tour (there's a paved road to the top of Mount Revelstoke), and it includes part of the Selkirk Range, as well as lovely lakes and forests and lots of wildflowers in late summer.

About 10 mi/16 km west of the town of Revelstoke is Three Valley Gap. This reconstructed 1880s pioneer village (24 restored buildings) shows what the Eagle Pass region looked like more than 100 years ago. Several theme attractions are also found in the area, including the Enchanted Forest, where the woods are filled with "fairy folk."

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