Revelstoke, British Columbia
|City of Revelstoke|
|• Mayor||David Raven|
|• Governing Body||Revelstoke City Council|
|• 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)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Census subdivision of Revelstoke, CY - British Columbia". Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/fogs-spg/Facts-csd-eng.cfm?LANG=Eng&GK=CSD&GC=5939019. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- "The worst places in Canada for winter". The Star. http://www.thestar.com/news/sciencetech/environment/article/715836--the-worst-places-in-canada-for-winter?bn=1. Retrieved 2013-03-24.