Parks Canada restores the old Mount Revelstoke Fire Lookout

The historic Mount Revelstoke Fire Tower has just been restored by a special Parks Canada restoration team.

According to Parks Canada spokeswoman Jacolyn Daniluck this favourite heritage building was in need of repair due to natural wear and tear.

“It is now restored to how it would have been in the 1930s,” she said. “Note that the fire tower has been primed in white paint, and now it almost looks like it did in the 30s. We will be painting it white with green trim next summer as an additional step in its restoration.

Here are some before and after shots of the fire lookout:

This group shot shows the newly constructed fire tower in 1930. Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives
Here's how the old fire lookout on Mount Revelstoke looked prior to 2010. Photo courtesy of parks Canada
Eighty years of wear and tear. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada
The new roof is both functional and lovely. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada
And here it is after the restoration. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada