Revelstoke History

Revelstoke was founded in 1880 as a transportation and supply centre for the mining gold rush.  This was bolstered by the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the decision to establish its operations offices in Revelstoke – promoting the early establishment of the forest industry in the region.  The construction of the Trans Canada Highway in 1962 eased access to Revelstoke, and tourism fast became an important industry for the local economy.  Come explore Revelstoke’s history and heritage to discover what makes us unique, both in the past and in the present.