Posted by: cherylyoung | May 2, 2012

Revelstoke with…

Revelstoke with it’s rugged mountains, glistening glaciers, lush forests, tumbling waterfalls and crystal clear lakes abound make it a photographer’s paradise

Nestled high in the Monashee Mountains, adjacent

 to Mount Revelstoke National Park and close to

 Glacier National Park, the year-round playground

 of Revelstoke has some of the most spectacular

scenery in all of British Columbia.

Flanked by the snow-capped peaks of the Selkirk

Mountains to the east and the Monashees to the west,

 Revelstoke was proclaimed The Capital of Canada’s

 Alps and was known as The Mountain Paradise in

 the early 1900s.

The 1860s were the start of a short lived gold rush

 and the beginning of settlement in the Revelstoke

 area.

 In 1883, the Surveyor General for the Crown

 Colony of British Columbia pre-empted a parcel

of  land where he knew the Trans Canada Railway

 would cross the river.

The town named was changed to Revelstoke the

next year, in honour of Lord Revelstoke, head of

the London banking firm that saved the Canadian

Pacific Railway from bankruptcy, with incorporation

as the City of Revelstoke following in 1899.

This gateway to mountain adventure and National

Parks is not to be missed by anyone who

 appreciates a wonderful view.

 Rugged mountains, glistening glaciers, lush forests,

 tumbling waterfalls, and crystal clear lakes abound,

 making this area a photographer’s paradise.

Population: 8,029

Location: Revelstoke is located in the Kootenays on

 the Trans-Canada Highway 1, at the junction of

 Highway 3, at the northern end of Upper Arrow

 Lake93 miles (148 km) west of Golden and

64 miles (102 km) east of Golden.

IS THERE ANY PART OF BC THAT YOU WOULD

 LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LET US

KNOWBC A DAY AT A TIME.

www.bcadayatatime.com

Cheryl Young, REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY, B.C  www.cherylyoung.ca

cbythesea@shaw.ca

www.sidneymeetup.com

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