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Revelstoke Area Attractions – 3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

If your plans have you driving on the Trans – Canada Highway #1 in Southeastern British Columbia in either direction, then you simply must make a point of stopping at one of the major Revelstoke Area Attractions.

It’s known as 3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, and is located just 19 km (12 mi) west of the picturesque town of Revelstoke, BC.  This definitely is a ‘Must See’ major attraction, accommodation and dining in this region.

Surrounded by two National Parks, Revelstoke is an outdoor paradise, with some of the most beautiful scenery you will come upon in the Province of British Columbia. This includes the area surrounding 3 Valley Gap!

Step Back In Time At 3 Valley Gap Heritage Site

3 Valley Gap British Columbia Heritage Ghost Town

The Three Valley Gap Ghost Town is a truly unique attraction located on the same property as the Three Valley Lake Chateau.  This entire complex was built and still owned and operated by the Bell family for over 50 years now.

Their Ghost Town takes you on a journey back to the British Columbia pioneer days of the 1800’s.

3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

Over the years, the Bell family have moved and restored over 25 historic buildings onto their property, and have put together an amazing historic town.

Set against a beautiful mountain back drop with a gentle natural stream running through, makes you feel like you’re stepping back in time!

3 Valley Gap Historic Buildings

Some of the buildings include;

The Hotel Bellevue;

St. Stephen’s Church;

Craigellachie Original School House;

Blacksmith Shop;

Golden Wheel Saloon;

Jail & Sheriff’s Office;

and much more!

 

The 3 Valley Gap Railway Roundhouses

3 Valley Gap Roundhouse

There’s also a huge 100,000 square foot Railway Roundhouse housing a variety of Railway displays including historic rail cars, a 1922 Locomotive and much more.  In fact, this Roundhouse now holds the distinction of being the biggest operational covered turntable in North America!

Also in this colossal building, you will find the repair shops and a museum like Pattern Shop and other various displays from life years ago.

3 Valley Gap Historic Rail Car

On top of all these beautiful displays, there’s even an Antique Auto Museum included.  Auto buffs will find some beautiful Vintage automobiles dating as far back as 1902.

There really is something for everybody to enjoy at this Heritage Ghost Town!

Give yourself at least 1 hour at minimum to take in the entire complex and believe me, you will want to see absolutely everything!

3 Valley Gap Auto Collection

Just outside the museum, I discovered an Old Vintage Brill BC Transit Trolley Bus.  Believe it or not, I used to drive these buses many years ago in downtown Vancouver.

Boy, did that bring back memories of the past for me! 🙂

Vintage Brill BC Transit Bus

Dining At 3 Valley Gap Heritage Site

3 Valley Gap Monashee Dining Room

The property has a wonderful casual dining room with a beautiful view overlooking Three Valley Lake. Named the Monashee Dining Room, they offer a full menu that is sure to satisfy most everyone, including a children’s menu.

There’s a choice of excellent sandwiches, wraps, salads, burgers and much more on the lunch menu to choose from.

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing lunch shortly after arriving and prior to the start of our viewing of the Ghost Town. Below, is just a sneak peek of what we enjoyed for lunch and what you can expect when dining at the Monashee for lunch?

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Three Valley Gap Dining

Served on a Sweet Bun with BBQ Sauce and topped with 2 onion rings.  I chose the fresh garden salad as a side.  A very tasty sandwich and the onion rings inside the sandwich was a perfect match!

Reuben Sandwich

3 Valley Gap Dining

An authentic toasted Reuben topped with dill and a cup of fresh chicken noodle soup as a side choice. This was another great and popular selection making for the perfect lunch.

Mixed Fruit Pie with Ice Cream

Dining 3 Valley Gap

We decided to share a piece of their fresh fruit Home Baked pie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and it was delicious with a cup of coffee!

3 Valley Gap Gift Shop

If you prefer a quicker snack, there’s a nice cafeteria located just alongside the gift shop as well!

Accommodations, Dining, Attractions And More At 3 Valley Gap

3 Valley Gap Owners

It’s all here located alongside Three Valley Lake and the Monashee Mountain cliffs. Most certainly one of the Revelstoke Area Attractions that you must make a point of visiting!

It’s no wonder they have been distinguished with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence over and over.

tripadvisor certificate of excellence

3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town Artifacts

Below, I have listed their official website for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information.

3 Valley Gap Logo

📸   3 Valley Gap

 

 

I’ve also listed the Official Revelstoke Tourism link below to their website for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this area has to offer.

Revelstoke Tourism Logo

👀    Tourism Revelstoke

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

signature of author and owner Robert Tellier at https://gr8traveltips.com

Although our visit was in collaboration with 3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.

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