Driving through Revelstoke in beautiful British Columbia, we were intrigued by the quirky roadside attraction that is the Enchanted Forest. You wander through almost 800-year-old cedars as you discover over 350 jolly fairy folk figurines. The figurines were created in 1960 as a handmade art by a local artist who established the Enchanted Forest. As an adult walking through the forest you would recognize this and note to yourself time and time again that the figurines are actually a little creepy, but some of the figurines are truly creative. Children wandering through have their imaginations come alive and have a fantastic time; immediately getting lost in the fantasy of it all. Adults can find some extra enjoyment by taking the nature walk along the boardwalk, over the eagle river.
The Enchanted Forest is also known for the Instagram-famous “BC’s tallest and grandest” treehouse that you can explore, but actually, are not able to sleep in — sorry to ruin your fantasy of it!
Stopping here reminded me of the time we were driving Route 66 to the Grand Canyon and noticed an interesting Flintstones roadside attraction we pulled over to take a look at. Stopping at The Enchanted Forest was a great way to stretch our legs and we were able to spend an hour taking a ton of photos as we laughed over the classic kitsch artifacts.
If anything, it is worth a visit to help keep an old-fashioned roadside attraction open.