Revelstoke Railway Museum
The Revelstoke railway museum at 719 Track Street West is the perfect place to learn about the history of railway in Canada. The museum showcases exhibits and artworks that give you an insight about the building of the railway, the workers who were involved and the evolution of the railways into what it is today. You can find a number of locomotives and rolling stock including caboose, snow plow, flange car, maintenance equipment and so on in this museum. As a matter of fact, the museum houses one of the largest steam engines ever used on CPR lines- the Mikado P-2k 2-8-2. For those who are interested in the history and science of the railways, there are a number of information boards which offer details of different aspects of the railways. Volunteer railway engineers will also brief you on railway construction and operation. There is a Diesel Locomotive Simulator where visitors can get a firsthand experience of a diesel engine. Every year, the museum conducts a festival called Railway Days to celebrate the history and heritage of the railways. The festival is packed with a number of exhibits, art shows, theatrical performances and a model railway show to let visitors get a real feel of the railways as they evolved. The museum is open every day in the months of May, June, July, August, September and October. It is closed on Wednesdays in April and on Wednesdays and Thursdays in January, February, March, November and December. Hours of operation also vary between months.
Located in downtown Revelstoke approximately 28 Kilometers East of Noah's Ark Resort
For more information 1-877-837-6060
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