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The Enchanted Forest: Attraction in Revelstoke, BC

Diana Chan October 11, 2015 Revelstoke, travel

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The Enchanted Forest was opened in the 1960s to the public and is situated in a natural growing forest with the world of fantasy all around you. In the 1950’s Doris Needham made unusual fairy tale figurines from cement by shaping her creations by hand, without the use of molds. It was the Needham family’s dream to create an enchanting world of fantasy set in untouched nature.

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You can find it right off the Trans Canada Highway before Revelstoke, BC. Just look out for the blue cones and you know you are entering the Enchanted Forest.

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Head to this house to pay and enter inside. It costs $11 for an adult and $8 for children. Infants go in for free.

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This magical place where visitors can see, touch and step into the homes of fairytale heroes, villains and creatures that hold so many memories for all of us. You’ll be reminded of old childhood fairytales and song.

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The main trail of the grand forest provides the magical setting for over 350 jolly folk art figurines, BC’s tallest grandest treehouse that rises fifty feet into the forest canopy and a giant stump house with surprises around every corner.

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You can even enter the 3 little pigs homes. For an adult its a tight squeeze, but for any kids, it’s definitely an adventure.

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Some structures are big enough for adults, but it’s really more for the kids to enjoy having an adventure.

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The treehouse was quite tall and fun to roam around. It’s pretty safe, so you’re not gonna fall off of it.

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Do you remember the old woman who lived in a shoe?

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread;
And whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

I loved the references to a bunch of mother goose’s nursery rhymes. It is a great place, but some of the statues are quite creepy. I always just thought things from childhood should be cute. All the characters have a look to them that just kinda give me the chills. Kinda like the dark side of fairytales.

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Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin make an appearance, but its not what they look like in this modern age.

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Favourites like Snow White can be spotted. Kids seem to love this place and don’t notice the subtle creepiness of the figures.

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Wouldn’t you be creeped out by this? I didn’t want to sit on this rabbit.

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It definitely gets creepier near the end of the forest.

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Into the rabbit hole you go to reach the exit.

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I wouldn’t drive all the way from Vancouver just for this, but if you are passing by, it’s worth a stop to stretch your legs and take a few photos. It’s fun for the kids, but as adults, it’s quite creepy. We spent about 30 mins walking through the enchanted forest.

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Address:
7060 Trans-Canada Highway
Box 2938,Revelstoke, British Columbia

Website:
http://www.enchantedforestbc.com/

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.