The BC Interior Forestry Museum is presently closed.  We are classed as a municipal park and as a consequence remain out of bounds. Please respect this closure. The staff, board and volunteers are working on a plan to slowly reopen the museum.  Your safety and the safety of our team remains our top priority.  We hope that there may be the opportunity to initially open as an outdoor venue some time in June.  All being well the partial opening of the main museum building is our goal some time after that. Off course the Riverside Forest Walk remains open year round. Any inquiries to info@bcforestrymuseum.ca or 2508378078.

Thanks and stay safe

Glenn Westrup

Museum Director


Hours of Operation:

Closed for the winter.
Reopening Tuesday 7th May 2019

If you would like to book a private tour after hours, we’d be happy to open our doors for a small fee. Please contact us at info@bcforestrymuseum.ca

Phone: 250 837 8078
Email: info@bcforestrymuseum.ca
Address: P.O. 419, 5205 HWY 23 North, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada V0E 2S0

We are located 4 km North of Revelstoke on Highway 23 North, at the entrance of the BC Hydro Revelstoke Dam.
50°59’53”N 118°11’44”W
Elevation: 480 metres (1,575 feet)
641km (398 miles) east of Vancouver, British Columbia
415km (258 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta on the Trans Canada Highway.

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We pride ourselves in showcasing and selling local art and gifts. If you are an artist and are interested in being a part of our gift shop, please contact us at info@bcforestrymuseum.ca for more details.

We have a large selection of old machinery for you to explore.

Our replica fire tower.

We have an extensive collection of chainsaws.

We mean an extensive collection! As well as one of the first snow mobiles.

Lining our museum we tell the story of our forests and those who creatively engineered the ways of logging the large timbers within the interior wet belt.

Our ‘First Foresters’ Exhibit displaying the long history of Indigenous peoples in our forests. \OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Our newest exhibit on ‘Reforestation in BC’s interior wet belt’

Since 1999, the BC Forestry Museum has been the forest discovery centre for the Columbia Valley. Nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges and along the Columbia River, the area is part of an important forest region known for interior rain forest eco-system.

Working to record, preserve, restore and display artifacts and collections of historical, archaeological, artistic, educational, and scientific material as it pertains to the forestry industry in the interior of the province of BC, the museum operates as a non-profit society and encourages historical research to stimulate public interest in the history of forestry.

Our collection of logging equipment enhances a visual understanding of BC’s forestry industry; of loggers and entrepreneurs and mechanical innovation. The discovery centre presents the social and economic realities of the province’s settlement through the framework of the forest industry. A threefold drama, between the hardships of logging, the importance of timber harvesting to BC’s economy and the necessity of reforestation, forms the substance of the museum experience.

We look forward to seeing you soon!