Touring the Revelstoke Railway Museum in Revelstoke, British Columbia, allows visitors to step back in time. The museum houses several rail cars and exhibits that trace the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which played a vital role in Canada’s past. The CPR made it possible for people to form settlements in the western region of Canada. It also made it possible for goods to be transported easily across the country in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The Revelstoke Museum appeals to both children and adults. Children love seeing all of the rail cars and climbing into the locomotive simulator. Adults can appreciate the educational exhibits, such as the historic photos, antique time pieces, uniforms, HO scale models and railway tools, that are found throughout the museum. All visitors can also admire the Royal Train, which dates back to the 1930s.
Since the number of international visitors has increased over the years, the museum has set up self-guided tours that are available in several different languages. Visitors can also arrange guided tours ahead of time if they prefer that instead.
When visitors are done exploring the museum, they can enjoy the scenic mountain views while having lunch at one of the picnic tables in the yard. They can also take a look at the rolling stock and weight scale shack that are out there.
The best place to stay for easy access to the Revelstoke Train Museum is the Swiss Chalet Motel. This accommodation is about a five minute walk or a one minute drive from the museum. It’s conveniently located on Victoria Road West. All visitors have to do to reach the museum is walk or drive southeast on Victoria, turn left onto Long Avenue and make a right onto Track Street West.
The Swiss Chalet Motel has spacious rooms with comfortable king and queen size beds. Amenities include free high-speed Internet access, free breakfast and access to a swimming pool and fitness center. Certain rooms also have a jacuzzi, balcony and refrigerator. The motel’s location makes it easy for visitors to get to several attractions in Revelstoke.