Construction has started on the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre and a ceremonial groundbreakings ceremony took place Friday on the site next to Pharmasave. From left: Steve Bailey

Photo: Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre groundbreaking

Work has begun on construction of Revelstoke's new Visitor Information Centre next door to the Pharmasave.

Work has begun on construction of Revelstoke’s new Visitor Information Centre next door to the Pharmasave.

On Friday, a group of all the interested parties – the City of Revelstoke, Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, Revelstoke Community Futures – along with representatives from the Columbia Basin Trust, Revelstoke Land and Development Company, and Viv Van Isle, came out for a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony.

With an excavator and a big pile of dirt on site, construction has just begun on the $1.179 million project, which is being jointly funded by the City of Revelstoke (out of tourism infrastructure funds), Community Futures and the Chamber of Commerce.

The building will feature the visitor information centre on the ground floor and office space on the second floor. Revelstoke’s economic development group, which includes the chamber, community futures and the city’s economic development department.

The building is being developed by the Revelstoke Land & Development Company and Vic Van Isle is leading the construction.

It is expected to open at the beginning of November, said Alan Mason, the city’s director of economic development.

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