Revelstoke, British Columbia

Revelstoke is a city in southeastern British Columbia. Revelstoke is located 641 kilometers east of Vancouver and 415 kilometers west of Calgary in the Rocky Mountains on the Columbia River. Revelstoke is happening in east-west direction from the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) and in north-south direction from Highway 23.

Just north of the town is the Mount Revelstoke National Park and Revelstoke Dam ( Revelstoke Dam ), the Columbia River dams up to 120 km long Lake Revelstoke.


The mouth of the Illecillewaet River into the Columbia River was a camp for fur traders in the 19th century. Later she became a supply point for the miners in the region. The town grew in the 1880s, more than the Canadian Pacific Railway was built, and was named Farwell. After completion of the railroad in 1885 the settlement was a stronghold of the railway line and by Lord Revelstoke, an investor of the railway line, renamed in Revelstoke. The population of the community grew in the course of time more and more, so that on 1 March 1899, the granting of local autonomy for the church was ( Incorporated ).


The census in 2011 showed a population of 7,139 inhabitants for the community. The population has decreased while compared to the census of 2006 at 1.3%, while the population in British Columbia grew by 7.0 % at the same time.


In addition to the Revelstoke Railway Museum is one of the St. Peter 's Anglican Church ( Revelstoke ), as only surviving pioneer church in Revelstoke from 1896 to the local attractions.

Opened in 2007 on the western slopes of Mount Mackenzie Revelstoke Mountain Resort ( RMR) as a ski resort with 52 slopes. Tourist also helicopter flights to ski slopes are available, the so-called heliskiing.


Revelstoke was variously location. Here was filmed projects for the following films: