At this site on November 7th, 1885, the last spike was driven on the Canadian
Pacific Railway which connects east and west and plays a very important
part in B.C. and Canada's developing history. The site is located 48 km
(30 miles) west of Revelstoke.
east visitors may stop at Three Valley Gap, the Beardale Castle Miniatureland
and the Enchanted Forest.
First settled in the 1800's by gold prospectors, the city later grew tremendously
with the building of the CPR. Interesting sights include the Revelstoke
Railway Museum, whose displays emphasize the steam era and the track's
history between the towns of Field and Kamloops. The museum is located
at 719 Track Street. Also take time to visit the Revelstoke Dam. The Visitor
Centre provides information on the dam itself, the Columbia River System
and the Revelstoke Project.
Revelstoke National Park:
park offers an abundant trail system for hikers, cross-country skiers
and naturalists alike. Over 64 km (40 miles) of well-maintained trails
lead visitors to sights such as 1000 year old cedar and hemlock and abundant
bird and wildlife.
Excessive snowfall in this area has created over 400 glaciers within the
park's boundaries. The rugged mountains and valleys create a breathtaking
opportunity for hikers and nature lovers to explore the natural wonders
The following BC Adventure members would like to serve you:
Apex Raft Company: A fresh & exhilarating mountain river, & the spectacular beauty of the Revelstoke area, awaits as you drift down the wild & scenic Illecillewaet River. Have fun getting wet as you visit with your fellow rafters & view the spectacular natural setting of your a... more
Great Northern Snowcat: Experience snowcat skiing at its best! Great Northern Snowcat Skiing has more than 30 years experience providing quality deep powder skiing. Join us in the natural and pristine beauty of the Selkirk Mountains in Canada’s BC Rockies. more
See The Rockies: Travel Guide to the Canadian Rockies. Map driving routes, explore Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks, including Banff and jasper. Book lodging at hotels, resorts, guest ranches, and lodges. Plan sightseeing tours, outdoor adventures and more! more