Parks Canada’s is inviting the community — particularly parents with kids who ride bikes — to the grand opening of the Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park in the Nels Nelsen area on lower Mount Revelstoke National Park this Saturday, July 8, at 11 am.
Besides letting the kids enjoy the park, which was designed by Rob Buchanan, Parks staff will serve up hot dogs at noon before opening a new Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaque designating ski jumping at Mount Revelstoke as an event of national historic significance.
In an unrelated announcement, the Railway Museum has three events coming up this summer:
- July 29 – The CPR Canada Day 150 Train comes through Revelstoke. This event includes a special car called the Spirit of Tomorrow which, as it moves across Canada, will be decorated with thousands of cards – each one including a child’s handwritten dream for Canada’s future. Organizers will be inviting kids at every stop to contribute to decorating this car, which will be on display in the nation’s capital at the end of the trip. There will also be family-oriented activities;
- August 7 – Stand Fast Craigellachie, a celebration commemorating the contributions of Chinese railway workers to the building of the CPR will include the unveiling of a commemorative plaque with special dignitaries, Chinese lion dancers, bagpipers, and other entertainment, booths, displays, and family activities, Thomas the Tank Engine rides and free traditional Chinese, and Canadian food; and
- August 19 – Family Day, a one-day celebration of the best of Railway Days’ past will delight families of all sizes and ages.