Here’s a small selection of things to do in BC over the next week. If you know of an event, please let use know by contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild West Wednesdays – Fort Steele (Things to do in Cranbrook)
Wild West Wednesdays continue at historic Fort Steele in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Every Wild West Wednesday starts off with a BBQ dinner at the International Hotel in the Fort Steele townsite, followed by an extraordinary train ride, and then dessert at the railway viewing platform. Tickets are available for the entire evening or just the train ride.
Revelstoke Railway Days – Things to do in Revelstoke (starting August 11)
The whole community comes together for Revelstoke Railways Days (Thursday August 11 to Sunday August 14, 2011). The Revelstoke Museum and Archives will be hosting a River Trail Tour of the Heritage Panels, as well as their Heritage Explorers Program for children, and the ever-popular Heritage Cemetery tour. The Revelstoke Forestry Museum will be open 10 – 5pm Thursday to Sunday. Parks Canada is hosting Celebrate the Summit with programs ranging from Evening with the Stars, to “Stars, Cars and Guitars” and Eva Lake Pilgrimage. Nickelodeon Mechanical Music Museum and the Bygone Era Entertainment Society will be hosting a Magic Lantern show. The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre is offering a Midsummer Affordable Art Fair. 3 Valley Gap will be giving tours of their Ghost Town.
Pirate Day on the SS Moyie – Things to do in Kaslo and near Nelson (Friday, August 12)
Pirate Day on the SS Moyie National Historic Site in beautiful Kaslo, BC means plenty of storytelling and games for the whole family, plus prizes for the best-dressed buccaneer. It’s a great way to enjoy the SS Moyie, currently the oldest intact sternwheeler in the world, which provided served isolated communities along Kootenay Lake for nearly 60 years.
E&N 125th Anniversay – Things to do in Victoria (Saturday, August 13)
The E&N Railway has played an important role in the economy, history and heritage of Vancouver Island. Come celebrate the 125th anniversary of the last spike on the E&N Railway at the Roundhouse on Esquimalt Road (off of Catherine Street). There will be buddcar Train rides, Shriners, Food, Southern Railway of Vancouver Island GP9.s, Community Displays and much, much more. For more information, please refer to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association website.