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City of Revelstoke
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional district Columbia-Shuswap
Established 1880
Incorporated 1899
 • City 40.76 km2 (15.74 sq mi)
480 m (1,570 ft)
 • City 7,139
 • Density 175.1/km2 (454/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Postal Code
Area code(s) +1-250
Website City of Revelstoke Website

Revelstoke is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Revelstoke is in southeastern in British Columbia and is 641 kilometers (398 mi) east of Vancouver.

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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