Family Day
Sat Aug 15, 2015 , 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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250-837-6060

Family Day 2015 PosterIsn’t it time to visit the railway museum again? The museum is opening its doors for family fun with activities that have been favourites from past Railway Days festivals as well as to introduce some new exhibits and features.

Engage the senses in new sounds and sights throughout the museum. Try your hand at driving a diesel locomotive in our newly upgraded simulator. Listen for the the sounds of a steam locomotive and feel the vibration of the present day trains as they roll by on the main line. Explore the story of the Chinese railway workers in our exhibit “Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway”. Enjoy new text panels and multi media displays representing the past and present of railway workers and operations.

The Revelstoke Model Railroad Club will be showcasing its model railroad layout with demonstrations for all ages to enjoy. Relax with a cup of coffee and a goodie in the business car. Enjoy a personal tour of one, or all, of our three galleries and in our rolling stock outside. Visit with our volunteer engineers in the steam locomotive and in our vintage diesel and see the difference that time and technology makes! The kids can make a craft and there is a scavenger hunt that requires the use of a unique station map that may be turned in for a special prize. Be sure to visit the A&W booth outside for games and giveaways as they support Operation Lifesaver in our area.

As always, we offer informative and interactive exhibits including audio visual presentations and art and photograph displays. The kids caboose is a favourite place to play and there is lots to learn about the history and operations of the railway through the mountains and the people who make it happen. Be sure to check out our gift shop for a great selection of books and railway themed items.

Join us trackside on Saturday August 15, from 10:00 to 3:00 to enjoy all that we have to offer for Family Day! Arrive anytime as activities are ongoing. Admission is by donation.

A major tourist attraction for the region, the Revelstoke Railway Museum is operated by the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society, a local, non-profit organization. The museum presents the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Columbia Mountains, as well as the role the railway, and its workers, have played in building Canada as a nation. A large collection of artifacts, historical photographs, artwork, and full-size rolling stock are displayed, including a steam locomotive built for mountain work.

 

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719 Track St W
Po Box 3018
Revelstoke BC V0E 2S0

Created By Erica Lahoda
Phone: 250-837-6060
Fax: 250-837-3732
Toll Free: 1-877-837-6060
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