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Revelstoke population Revelstoke (population 7,782 est. 2003) is a city in south eastern British Columbia, Canada.

Revelstoke founded in the 1880's Revelstoke was founded in the 1880s. It is located in the Kootenay region of BC.

distance from Calgary Vancouver Revelstoke is located 641k (398 miles) east of Vancouver BC, and 415k (258 miles) west of Calgary AB.

Mount Revelstoke National Park Mount Revelstoke National Park is just north of the city.

situated on the banks of the Columbia River The city is situated on the banks of the Columbia River.

Selkirk Mountains, Mt. Glacier National Park & Rogers Pass East of Revelstoke are the Selkirk Mountains, Mt. Glacier National Park & Rogers Pass.

Columbia River & Arrow Lakes South of the community down the Columbia River are the Arrow Lakes.

Eagle Pass,Monashee Mountains,Shuswap West of the town is Eagle Pass through the Gold Range of the Monashee Mountains and the route to Shuswap Lake and points west.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR),mining,TransCanada highway,skiing The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was built through the area and mining was an important early industry. The construction of the TransCanada (#1) Highway in 1962 further eased access to the region and since then tourism has been an important feature of the local economy; with skiing having emerged as one of the most prominent attraction.

Revelstoke Station

Located within the Columbia Mountains in the interior of British Columbia, Revelstoke’s history as a railway centre began in the 1880s during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Revelstoke is located on the Columbia River between the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. When the original CPR survey crews located the line it was known simply as Second Crossing owing to the presence of the Columbia River. Prior to being named in honour of Lord Revelstoke — which was the title bestowed upon British financier the Right Honourable A. C. Baring — the community was known as Farwell, named for A. S. Farwell, a local land owner and surveyor. It was the underwriting of a bond issue by A. C. Baring’s financial institution that would provide the funds that would lead to the completion of the CPR.

Farwell became Revelstoke

In 1899, the community of Revelstoke became a major divisional point on the transcontinental mainline of the CPR, complete with divisional offices and large locomotive shop facilities for the servicing of steam locomotives. CPR employees for over a century have called Revelstoke home and have ensured the safe operations of trains and maintenance of the Shuswap Subdivision running west to Kamloops and the Mountain Subdivision west to Field. Until the upper Arrow Lake reservoir was flooded with the creation of manmade dams, Revelstoke also served as the junction of the mainline and the Arrow Lake Subdivision. This branch line connected Revelstoke with CPR steam boats operating on the Arrow Lakes system.

Columbia House in Revelstoke

The CPR also constructed a railway hotel in Revelstoke. This facility was constructed primarily as a meal stop prior to the introduction of dining cars on main-line passenger trains through the mountains. This facility however was closed and demolished in 1928.

Revelstoke Yard & Mount McPherson

Revelstoke remains an important railway centre for the operation of CPR’s Calgary to Vancouver corridor. Revelstoke based crews continue to safely handle trains of coal, merchandise and grain, using modern fuel efficient diesel locomotives. The dedication to the maintenance by personnel located at Revelstoke ensures maintenance of the line, which includes huge geographical and operational challenges, together with managing record snow falls in the Rogers Pass each winter. Revelstoke’s railroaders continue to carry on a tradition today established by those who ensured that the trains ran safely and on time over a century ago. It is in this spirit that the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame honours Revelstoke as a Hall of Fame community in 2003.

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