After a long day of checkout problems in the morning, lunch in Lake Louise, and an afternoon pit stop with a pig, we arrived in the evening in Revelstoke. Dinner was back at the WK Garden again. It seemed slightly better than the other morning we had the food. Maybe because it was more suited for evening dining.
We were back in Revelstoke with a good deal of time left in the evening. So were left to our own devices to explore what we could of Revelstoke.
Day 2 started early in the morning. What was it? A 6am morning call?! We dragged ourselves out of bed and cleaned up. We lurched onto our tour bus to our newly assigned seats for the day. Everyone got a chance to sit near the front of the bus, basically.
This morning, we were heading off to breakfast. I was really hoping that we’d be having breakfast at the Sandman Inn. I was really hoping for eggs, sausage, and maybe some awesome hotel waffles. No luck this morning. This morning, we were carted off to Downtown Revelstoke for (you guessed it again) Chinese breakfast.
We arrived in the tiny town of Sicamous just before 6pm. Sicamous is most famous as the houseboat capital of BC. What’s houseboating? It is exactly what it sounds.
It’s a giant two storey boat that can accommodate 10-24 people, depending on the model. It’s a popular summer activitiy in Sicamous, which sits on the giant Shuswap Lake. Folks rent these boats for days or a week and just take it around Shuswap Lake and sleep on them. It’s essentially an RV on water.
However, we weren’t in Sicamous for houseboating. Houseboating season hadn’t even started yet. We were here for (that’s right) Chinese dinner.
Revelstoke, BC – Population: 7,139. It’s not exactly the first place you’d think about for a railway museum. However, this tiny little mountain town does have historic ties to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the local resource industries. At $10 per adult, it’s not a very expensive admission price for a fair sized museum complete with railyard in the back and two actual engines in … Continue reading Road Tripping – Revelstoke Railway Museum
Brief rundown of day one on the road trip. We hit up the Last Spike and Revelstoke Railway Museum along the way up. The train geek in me could let it pass by. My family never stopped at these places when I was a kid, so I wanted to make sure we did it this time. Then about 3-4 hours later, we crossed into Alberta. … Continue reading Into the Canadian Rockies