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Revelstoke Railway Museum

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Address: 719 Track Street W, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-837-6060
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Enjoy the history of Beautiful BC

Great way to get to see the railroad system of days gone by! Very interesting and informative.. children would love it and the big train inside and the snow plow outside! A... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Kamloops, Canada
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Kamloops, Canada
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great way to get to see the railroad system of days gone by! Very interesting and informative.. children would love it and the big train inside and the snow plow outside! A wonderful museum! A must see for anyone who loves trains 🚂

Thank voohla
Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I went to the museum without expectation thinking that it would be an nice visit. I got to say, I went there 45 minutes before closure and I was really disappointed... because I would have easily spent 2 hours there. Just the building itself is really great !

Thank Benavelo
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

...so of course we stopped. Him and the kids really enjoyed themselves while I took a much needed nap! Haha. They spent about an hour inside touring everything, and found it very interesting and worth the stop.

Thank Kara W
Barrhead, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit. Love crawling around old locomotives, middle of the week so had one of the local historians guide us around. Great place to stop in if the slopes or mountains are to socked in to partake.

Thank brantross1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took my son here for about 3 hours over the holidays. The museum is a great stop along the highway, and offers some interesting exhibits for young and old. They have a toy room for younger kids and a train simulator, unfortunately we ran out of time before we could try the simulator. The building is beautiful and i'm... More 

Thank Mike_NewWorld
Cambridge MA
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a wonderful little "single-subject" museum; the single subject is the Canadian Pacific railway in Revelstoke. There are several well-curated exhibit rooms with a fair number of artifacts from the period during which the railroad was constructed. It's worth watching the short film, too. But the big ticket items are the steam engine and passenger car inside the building,... More 

Thank Scott M
Canmore, Canada
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

I stoped by to kill some time and I'm glad I did. This place is fantastic. Very well put together. Lots of interesting information about how they built the railroad, the different mountain passes they surveyed, what snow sheds were and how they worked, important people in the history of rail travel in Canada and BC, CPR resorts, lots of... More 

Thank VegonicaMagaron
Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have been here 4 times over the years and will be returning soon. Probably the best train museum in Canada. Excellent displays extensive collection and very well run with a very good store on site. Have spent a few bucks in the store and have even mail ordered rail pictures from home. Definately a must see when in Revelstoke.

Thank Terry O
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

... as a total train fan, but I have seen many trains and train museums in my life. Revelstoke's is not the biggest, but a very well kapt and instructive one. Not a dull moment. Of course i drove through the Rockies on the simulator and boarded once the real steam train to Golden. Visit the railway days in Summer,... More 

Thank renetrip
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This museum, right on the rail line in Revelstoke is very informative and impressive. A train went by when we were there and that made it even more special. Well maintained and very clean, lots to see and read about and that big locomotive definitely takes the spotlight. Whether you are into trains or not, this is well worth a... More 

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