Exhibits & Events

Featured Exhibits

Revelstoke Museum and Archives has a number of exhibits that help visitors to understand the history of the community and region. Here are our current featured exhibits.

 
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Land of Thundering Snow

Avalanche history and snow science in Canada

 

Land of Thundering Snow is a fully bilingual, unique, comprehensive resource giving the user unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ access to material not generally accessible to the public. It features the latest information on avalanche science and safety; avalanche control; the anatomy of an avalanche; staying safe in avalanche country; and the ecology of avalanches.

 
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Stories Beneath the Surface

Life in the Columbia Valley from Revelstoke to Arrowhead prior to the flooding from the Hugh Keenleyside Dam

 

Our newest exhibition looks at the communities south of Revelstoke that were displaced due to the reservoir of the Hugh Keenleyside dam that was built at Castlegar in the 1960s.

Learn about the vibrant communities and the people who lived there, and hear their stories about displacement.

(Can we add a link to the Revelstoke Reach map here?)

 
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Snapshot of History

Best 150 Revelstoke photos

 

As the Canada 150 project at Revelstoke Museum & Archives, we shared 600 photos on Facebook and at the museum, and asked viewers to choose their top 150. The final gallery is now available on the museum's Facebook page. The top 50 are proudly displayed on the walls of our program room on the second floor, with the remaining 100 available to browse in binders.

Prints can be ordered by contacting the museum.

Funded by the Government of Canada. Finance par le gouvernement du Canada. 

 
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Settling Revelstoke

Discover the stories of the ethnic communities who settled Revelstoke in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Learn about their struggles and their contributions to our community.

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Sinixt: People of the Bull Trout

Meet Revelstoke's indigenous people in this permanent exhibit. Listen to the Sinixt language yourself and try to smell the exhibit's sweet cedar scent.

 
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First Tracks: The History of Skiing in Revelstoke

Revelstoke is renowned for its world-class skiing terrain. This exhibit explores the town's ski culture from the begining. 

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Overwhelmed

Discover the impact of the tragic avalanche that occurred on March, 4, 1910 at Roger's Pass. 

 

 

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