Take a trip back in time with a visit to Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, Antique Car Museum and Railway Roundhouse.
These wonderful attractions sit at the foot of the Monashee Mountains in Eagle Pass and are on the property of the Three Valley Lake Chateau.
The recreated ghost town is from the late 1800s Gold Rush era. The automobiles displayed in the Antique Car Museum are from the early 1900s.
These are just a few of the attractions that you will find at this unique destination.
The Railway Roundhouse at Three Valley Gap is home to the largest, fully operational, covered turntable in North America. You can also enjoy a walk around Bell Gardens and take in the views of Three Valley Lake.
Three Valley Gap is definitely worth a stop on your a trip to the Rocky Mountains or while in the Shuswap Lake area. Don’t drive by this high quality point of interest, but remember it is only open seasonally and this year it will open on May 12, 2023
Pets are allowed to visit the Three Valley Gap Ghost Town, if they are leashed and kept under control.
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Three Valley Lake Chateau
Who owns Three Valley Gap?
The Three Valley Lake Chateau has been owned and operated by the Bell family for more than 60 years. The hotel sits on the shores of Three Valley Lake. The hotel offers a sandy beach, gardens to explore and an indoor pool, along with their 200 rooms and dining.
There are no equipment rentals for the lake.
Three Valley Lake
Three Valley Lake was named in late August 1865 by Walter Moberly, a surveyer seeking a wagon route through the BC mountains from the Columbia River to Shuswap Lake.
Three Valley Gap Ghost Town
There are more than 25 historic buildings that have been rescued and moved from all over British Columbia. These carefully restored structures preserve BC’s history and are a testament to the Western Canada pioneers.
Three Valley Gap Antique Car Museum
This incredible antique car museum is home to vintage automobiles from the early 1900s. Founder Gordon Bell began his passion for collecting these fine Ford cars as a teenager.
The 14 antique cars, all found in Western Canada, have been beautifully restored. Here are some of the cars from the Three Valley Gap collection:
- 1902 Curved Dash Olds, the first mass produced car in North America.
- 1906 Cadillac Model M two passenger Runabout with one cylinder and 10 horsepower.
- 1912 Ford Model T Torpedo Roadster with four cylinders and 20 horsepower.
- 1927 Chrysler Model 50 two door coupe, one of the last Chrysler cars with two wheel mechanical brakes.
- 1927 Ford Model T five passenger touring car. This was the last year of the Model Ts.
- 1926 Dodge Brothers Model four door sedan.
Three Valley Gap Railway Roundhouse
The Railway Roundhouse at Three Valley Gap is the largest, fully operational, covered turntable in North America.
There are 12 types of railway equipment on display, including steam locomotives. There are 24 bays, a pattern shop, back shop; and a railway coach repair and carpentry shop.
Admission: Adults – $14, Seniors – $12, Ages 12 – 17 – $9, Ages 6 – 11 – $6, Family Rate – $36. Rate are subject to change. Hours: Open daily from 9 am – dusk.
How do you get to Three Valley Gap?
Three Valley Gap is located 27 kms west of Revelstoke and 51 kms from Sicamous, BC
Nearby Places to See
Explore Mount Revelstoke National Park Meadows in the Sky Parkway, Shuswap Lake area, Rust Valley Restorers Fans: Don’t Miss White Post Auto Museum near Shuswap, and Epic summer mountain adventures in Revelstoke BC.
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