The Essential
Set on the east bank of the Columbia River at its junction with the Illecillewaet, Revelstoke enjoys a scenic site surrounded by the Selkirks to the east and Monashees to the west. Named for Lord Revelstoke, head of the London banking firm Barings, which financed completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Revelstoke Mountain resort is famous for having the longest ski run in North America (1,829m/6000ft).