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Dear Museum Friends, URGENT NOTICE
Unfortunately our website had be hacked this summer and the hackers got a hold of our e-mail list. If you have been receiving e-mails from someone claiming to be us with the address:
BCInteriorForestryMuseum@centrica.it or something similar, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK Please be sure to report it as spam and block the sender.
Please save in your e-mail list the only two e-mail addresses we use so you are sure when we send you something. The addresses to save are:
info@bcforestrymuseum.ca OR
bcinteriorforestrymuseum@yahoo.ca
We are very sorry for the nuisance and inconvenience. We are doing everything we can to correct the issue.

Hours of Operation:
We are now closed for the 2015 Season
Stay posted for our Spring 2016 Opening Date
If you would like to book a private tour in our off season before the snow blocks the door, we’d be happy to open our doors for a small fee. Please contact us at info@bcforestrymuseum.ca

Our 2016 Calendar Logging Legends is now in stores! Pick up your copy for only $10 at the following Revelstoke locations:
– Visitor Center
– Pharmasave
– Home Hardware
– Nomad’s
– Free Spirit Sports
– Mt. Begbie Brewery
– Revelstoke Equipment Rentals
– Cheers Liquor Store
Or e-mail us to order your calendar and we’ll mail it to you! Postage cost will apply.

Every Friday Night – Campfires, stories and S’mores 6-8pm (July & August only) – Weather permitting)
Every Saturday Afternoon – Forestry Demonstrations at 2pm (July & August only)

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

Directions:
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. Be sure to stop in and grab yourself a special original gift. 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.

 

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

 

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Our replica fire tower.

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We have an extensive collection of chainsaws.

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

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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.

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Our ‘First Foresters’ Exhibit displaying how the aboriginals used our forests long before us.
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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!