Heritage Research & Resources

Researching a heritage building allows us to connect to the past, learn more about our community, and better take care of heritage buildings. The following resources are available for heritage research:

Heritage Inventory

The City's Heritage Resource Inventory is an informal listing of historic Revelstoke properties and consists of over 300 residential, commercial and institutional buildings. The inventory includes historical information such as the age of the building, previous owners, architectural style and features. The Heritage Inventory serves as a valuable source of information regarding the City’s social and built heritage. 

The Heritage Inventory is available to the Public during regular office hours in the Development Services department.

Revelstoke Museum & Archives

Revelstoke Museum & Archives keeps alive the history and heritage of Revelstoke and district by collecting, preserving, documenting and interpreting the artifacts, records and stories of the region in a public community museum. The Museum and Archives is a place where all are welcome to participate, to learn, to share, and to explore the social, industrial and environmental history of the region.

Walking Tours

  • The Heritage Walking Tour brochure includes a map guide to 3 historic walks through Revelstoke’s historic built form.
  • Revelstoke Museum offers several Walking Tours. The one-hour Downtown Heritage Walking Tour will give a snapshot into how the community developed. The Heritage Cemetery Tours give an insight into the lives of some of the pioneers, and include unsolved murders, dramatic name changes, ethnic history, and much more.

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Revelstoke Railway Museum displays the history of railroading in the rugged mountains of British Columbia. The museum includes exhibits of 19th century locomotives, cars and other railroad equipment.

Heritage BC

Heritage BC is a non-profit, charitable and member-based organization that supports and advocates for the broad heritage sector across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning, and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund. 

BC Heritage Branch

The Historic Places index page for the Province of B.C. contains educational information about heritage conservation as well as links to important resources.

BC Archives

The BC Archives is the archives of the Government of British Columbia and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public researchers.

Canada’s Historic Places

Canada’s Historic Places Initiative (HPI) is a federal, provincial, and territorial collaboration created in 2000.