Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre showcases regional appeal
REVELSTOKE – Ancient arrowheads meet modern turbines at the BC Hydro Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, opening for the summer season on May 17. Visiting the centre is a perfect way to celebrate both International Museum Day and Victoria Day this weekend.
Science, history and culture are all on display at the facility, which offers a unique look at how these powers have influenced the region.
A monument to modern engineering, the Revelstoke Dam and generating station were completed in 1984. The powerhouse has an installed capacity of 2,570 megawatts, which makes it the second largest electricity generating facility in British Columbia, after the W.A.C. Bennett Dam in Hudson's Hope.
Magnificent views await visitors who take the elevator at the centre 35 storeys up to the top of the 175-metre-high dam. They are one of the reasons visitors have recommended the attraction on TripAdvisor as one of most popular sights in area. People can also access a walkway at the powerhouse to get a closer look at the dam.
Local First Nations culture isillustrated in a gallery on site. The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the Ktunaxa Nation contributed to the gallery's design and provided artifacts and artwork for numerous displays.
Revelstoke is home to one of four BC Hydro Visitor Centres in the province, and it will remain open seven days a week until September 1. To learn more about the centre, please visit: bchydro.com/revelstoke or call 250 814 6600.