Revelstoke, British Columbia

city in British Columbia, Canada

Revelstoke is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Revelstoke is in southeastern in British Columbia and is 641 kilometers (398 mi) east of Vancouver.

City of Revelstoke
City of Revelstoke is located in British Columbia
City of Revelstoke
City of Revelstoke
Where Revelstoke is in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°59′53″N 118°11′44″W / 50.99806°N 118.19556°W / 50.99806; -118.19556
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional districtColumbia-Shuswap
 • MayorDavid Raven
 • Governing BodyRevelstoke City Council
 • City40.76 km2 (15.74 sq mi)
480 m (1,570 ft)
 • City7,139
 • Density175.1/km2 (454/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Postal Code
Area code+1-250
WebsiteCity of Revelstoke Website

The population of Revelstoke was 7,139 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Revelstoke is David Raven.

The Canadian Pacific Railway opened in the 1880s and ran through Revelstoke. The city was originally named Farwell after one of the local land owner and surveyors. It was then renamed Revelstoke after Lord Revelstoke, head of Baring Brothers & Co. The city of Revelstoke holds the Canadian record for snowiest single winter when 2447 cm (80 feet) of snow fell on Mt.Copeland outside town during winter of 1971-72.[2]

References change

  1. "Census subdivision of Revelstoke, CY - British Columbia". Statistics Canada. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. Ross, Oakland (25 October 2009). "The worst places in Canada for winter". The Star. Retrieved 2013-03-24.

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