Revelstoke is a city in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Revelstoke was founded in the 1880s when the Canadian Pacific Railway(CPR) was built through the area; mining was an important early industry. The name was originally Farwell, after a local land owner and surveyor.


East of Revelstoke are the Selkirk Mountains and Glacier National Park, penetrated by Rogers Pass used by the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway. South of the community down the Columbia River are the Arrow Lakes and the road to the Kootenays. West of the city is Eagle Pass through the Gold Range of the Monashee Mountains and the route to Shuswap Lake and points west.

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