Celebrating our History
Conveniently located in downtown Revelstoke in a beautiful heritage building, Revelstoke Museum and Archives is a place where all are welcome to explore the rich history of the town and its surrounding region. We have two floors of fascinating exhibits, each focusing on different aspects of the area’s history, with several fun interactive activities. We feature a variety of amenities available for our guests to use, including our beautiful Heritage Garden. With free admission for children under 12 and a designated kids’ play area, our museum is the perfect place to explore as a family. We also provide great resources for genealogists and other researchers with knowledgeable staff to help you find what you are looking for.
Visit us today and prepare to be surprised by all we have to offer.
See What's New:
Student Employment Opportunities
Revelstoke Museum & Archives is accepting applications for four positions. Applicants must be returning full-time students between the ages of 16 and 30 and must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have refugee status.
All positions will start on June 4, 2018 and will run for 12 weeks, ending August 25, 2018. The pay is $14 per hour and the workweek is 35 hours. Applications must be received at email@example.com no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2018.
- Children’s Program Coordinator – plan and run children’s program in July and August (2 programs each week)
- Collections Assistant – catalog museum artifacts
- Research Assistant – research local history for talks and exhibits
- Visitor Experience Coordinator – update visitor guides, market the museum, assist with exhibits
We are now able to accept donations through canadahelps.org! We have an immense level of appreciation for the support we receive from the public as it allows to continue our operations. Visit our Support the Museum page to learn more about what our donations are used for.
Snapshot of History
Join us every Friday at noon for an hour of crafting fun. Crafters of all ages, genders, levels of experience, or type of craft are welcome. Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading, card making, colouring, sketching, or any other craft. Share patterns, expertise, and ideas. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. There is no charge.
Revelstoke Reach Map Project
We're excited to launch a new type of exhibit for the museum. We've developed a web map exploring the history of the Revelstoke reach, the land between Revelstoke and Shelter bay, in what is now the drawdown zone of the Upper Arrow Lakes reservoir. Follow the link to a story, and series of interactive maps where you'll be able to virtually explore the history of the area through maps, photographs and an interview. Please give us your feedback on the maps. Do you have additional information or photos that we could include? Do you find the maps easy to use? Are there any changes you would like to see? We acknowledge the generous funding from Columbia Basin Trust, through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, which made this project possible.
Click here to access the maps:
Land of Thundering Snow
Visit our new exhibit "Land of Thundering Snow - avalanche research and snow science in Canada." Online exhibit with the Virtual Museum of Canada is now live at www.landofthunderingsnow.ca
On April 13, 2016, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Revelstoke Museum & Archives curator Cathy English received the prestigious Canadian Museums Association award for Outstanding Achievement in a Science Exhibition on behalf of the Land of Thundering Snow project team.