ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION

Revelstoke has a petting zoo. Fiiiinnnally...

If you’re looking for a friendly face, look no further than the abundance of wet noses, snouts, muzzles and beaks at the pop-up petting zoo on Hwy 1 west of town by Fullspeed rentals.

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“I like to surround myself with craziness,” says James Richard, who is often seen around this one-horse town with his workhorse Sassy and carriage.

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The petting zoo has pony rides, llamas—watch out they spit—some donkeys, goats, fresh eggs, the whole shebang. You can even bet on the pig races. “We all win in a pig race,” says James. For the more adventurous among you, consider a one-day or three-day trail ride—one to Beaton; one to Mara. “For those who want to feel what it’s like to walk bowlegged,” says James, who built the trails through the mountains himself.

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