To Our Valued Visitors

Please help us ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors by observing the following guidelines:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit to the Forestry Museum. This is easy as we have 2 hectares of outdoor exhibits and 3km of walking trails on the Riverside Forest Walk
  • Until the end of June outdoor exhibits, the viewpoint and grounds are open 11am till 4pm Tuesday to Saturday from Tuesday 16th June
  • From the beginning of July the indoor museum gallery is accessible via the back door and the museum will be open 7 days a week 11am till 4pm
  • The indoor museum gallery has a maximum occupancy of 8 persons or 2 family groups of 5 persons. Please follow indoor directional signage
  • Please sanitise your hands at the entrance before entry to the gallery
  • Mask wearing is welcome indoors but not mandatory
  • The giftshop is closed for 2020
  • The credit card tap facility is encouraged for donations however cash is welcome
  • Please do not enter the museum grounds if you have any COVID 19 signs or symptoms
  • Please do not touch exhibits or allow children to climb on exhibits
  • The BC Interior Forestry Museum has enhanced it cleaning schedule for 2020 and will regularly cleanse common touch points throughout the day
  • Our full COVID 19 Safety Plan is available on request at info@bcforestrymuseum.ca


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!