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Rogers Pass Discovery Centre

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Address: Highway 1, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-773-8888
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Worthwhile stopping at this centre

We stopped here as it broke the journey up as we made our way down to Kamloops. It is well worth a stop. There is historical information as well as information about British... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Louise M
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They show a film here about how they control avalanches by shooting canons and there were several animals put on display by a taxidermist. The ranger was very nice and gave good information. The views from the parking lot are amazing.

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Knighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stopped here as it broke the journey up as we made our way down to Kamloops. It is well worth a stop. There is historical information as well as information about British Columbia Wildlife. It is sad to see the Glacier Lodge all boarded up and to read about its fate in the 1920s with the loss of the... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This stop was more about a break from driving and a comfort break than wanting to see the Centre. We visited on 8/9/2016. The staff were very helpful and answered all our questions in detail. We bought the Annual Parks Canada Pass here. Enjoyed all the exhibits on the history and construction of the railway. Not a great fan of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't know this but apparently the Canadian army shoots at avalanches to control their size and impact.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very interactive and a good place to stretch and let the kids run a bit. Sadly the lodge, restaurant and gas station are all boarded up and left in a state of ruin - a travesty, really. But the Discovery Centre is still going strong and offers an amazing and informative rest stop. Note: entry counts as a stop in... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Discovery Centre is very basic. It has the expected diorama's of the area and requisite taxidermied animals on display but nothing special. There is no gift shop.

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is great. However there is a strong chance you will miss it. It is located in a parking lot also housing a hotel which is abandoned. The area looks like it is under construction. We drove right by thinking we were in the wrong place. The discovery centre is a one storied building with a "green" roof meaning... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This info centre truly depicts the history of the Rogers Pass. Many great displays and the staff are very informative and extremely helpful. Well worth the time to stop.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Pay the $6 per person for a 24-hour National Parks pass in order to view all of the displays in the visitor centre. Displays and written signage tell the extraordinary story of the men who forged the path through the mountains against incredible odds. Be sure to spend time watching the documentary films about the Pass and Avalanche management systems... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I remember Rogers Pass as a kid a few decades ago. I was so impressed by the blue roofed buildings out in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. We always stopped for something to eat and to go through the gift shop. Now it is a run down boarded up eye soar. There is nothing there accept this small... More 

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