We road trip every summer to British Columbia to Grandma & Papa’s lake house. Though we’ve done this road trip countless times, we always look for hidden treasures to stop at on our trips. Two years ago we stopped at 3 Valley Gap near Revelstoke, BC. We had never stopped before and it was the perfect place to stop. I honestly thought I had blogged about it already, so here’s a little blast from our past and I hope to stop here again on our way to BC next week.
3 Valley Gap
3 Valley Gap is right on the Trans-Canada Highway just 12 miles west of Revelstoke, BC and it has a hotel, but we stopped to tour the ghost town and to ride the train. I have three boys, our two older boys have always loved trains, so this was an absolute must for us.
The western ghost town was beautiful to walk through and even had a little area for the boys to play and dig, which we can never pass up.
Now, back to that train! This is the largest, fully-operational covered turntable in North America, with 24 bays and it is about 300 feet in diameter.
The 3 Valley Gap locomotive turntable was quite stunning to see. The boys are familiar with Tidmouth Sheds and the turntable from years and years of watching and playing with Thomas, and their little minds were blown to tour a real turntable.
We also bought over-priced train ride tickets in the museum for the kids, because how do you not let your kids go on a train ride while there? It was a little train ride, so why not?
Now that the boys are older, and Jonathan isn’t old enough, I think we’d perhaps convince them they didn’t need to go on the train ride, but I guess we’ll see!
Please be sure to visit 3 Valley Gap for more information.