Revelstoke, British Columbia facts for kids
|City of Revelstoke|
|Where Revelstoke is located in British Columbia|
|• City||40.76 km2 (15.74 sq mi)|
|Elevation||480 m (1,570 ft)|
|• Density||175.1/km2 (454/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)|
|Website||City of Revelstoke Website|
The population of Revelstoke was 7,139 in 2011. The mayor of Revelstoke is David Raven.
The Canadian Pacific Railway opened in the 1880s and ran through Revelstoke. The city was originally named Farwell after one of the local land owner and surveyors. It was then renamed Revelstoke after Lord Revelstoke, head of Baring Brothers & Co. The city of Revelstoke holds the Canadian record for snowiest single winter when 2447 cm (80 feet) of snow fell on Mt.Copeland outside town during winter of 1971-72.
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